Be vigilant- Pop-up Library may be coming your way…

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pop up 2Watch for a Pop-Up Library showing up near you! We are having fun with bringing a little bit of the library outside our walls! Lisa Harms from ArtsQuest: “The Pop-Up Library is a fun and whimsical way to bring library books into the community.  I can’t think of a better way to augment the Banana Factory’s visitor experience than by offering books that have been hand-selected for our location by BAPL’s staff. This is a great way to demonstrate that art and literacy truly go hand-in-hand.”

Kick off for Summer Challenge is Saturday!

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Teen_spot5We’re celebrating the beginning of a summer of fun on Saturday at 1 pm at the Main Library and the Branch (see the blog post below).

Get your photo taken with Pete the Cat! Plus Crayola Factory is bringing fantastic activities for all ages.

See our summer schedule here

Welcome, Neighbor. The Immigrant Experience

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Welcome, Neighbor F2 - LRLearn about the immigrant experience specific to our communities. Discover the intriguing stories of 16  people who moved to the Lehigh Valley in the Welcome Neighbor photography exhibit now on display at the Main Library. What did they leave behind and what are their hopes for their new country? How does their culture translate to the American experience? Join us for an informal discussion at the Main Library on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm with panelists from the Collective Memory Project who put together the project. Panelists are:

Marco Calderón —  professional photographer

Hugo Cerón —  teaches sociology/anthropology at Lehigh University

Jill Schennum —  teaches anthropology at County College of Morris

This project has been supported by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities‘ ‘We the People’ initiative, as well as Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, Moravian College, Dave’s Camera City and Hope United Church of Christ.

Evening in Paris

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parisTake your family to Paris ce soir! Liberty High School’s French Club will read stories in French and English. Learn French phrases through movement and song! Build the Eiffel Tower with Legos. Try a tasty French treat. All ages.

More here

Where’s the Bookmobile? – Contest Results

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Without further ado, the winner of this year’s contest is Theresa of Bethlehem Township!  Her name may sound a familiar ring, as I believe this marks her fourth straight win, with yet another perfect score.  Congratulations to her on another impressive showing!

Here are all the correct answers:

bkmcontest results



Bargain Books!

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Don’t miss an opportunity to find the most amazing books in perfect condition at unbelievable prices!

Saturday, May 20 from 10am to 4pm at the Main Library

Delayed opening, May 19

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Please note: BAPL Main Library will open at 1PM on Friday 5/19


Book Sale this week!

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IMG_0489It’s the best! 15,000 books, dvds, & cds.

Wednesday, May 17: noon to 8pm

Saturday, May 20: 10am to 4pm

More info at