RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Keller Williams staff spent the day painting and cleaning the basement level of the South Side Branch. They also helped with moving the books back upstairs following the Branch’s recent renovation.
Beginning January 2, the Bethlehem Area Public Library is trimming hours due to budget constraints. Reducing public hours along with a corresponding reduction in staffing costs will help the Library cover an additional $230,000 in expenses for 2013. The Library is assuming additional expenditures that have been previously subsidized by the City of Bethlehem. As a result the Main Library, 11 W. Church Street, will open an hour later Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday closing hours will remain the same as currently.
The South Side Branch, 400 Webster Street, will open an hour later at noon each day. The changes will go in effect when the Branch reopens March 2 after privately-funded renovations are completed.
Programs and services will also be affected by the new hours. The Library’s bookmobile schedule will be adjusted and posted online. The revised schedule will go in effect on January 22.
Executive Director Janet Fricker is looking for other sources of revenue in hope that the hours will be able to be reinstated in 2014. Phone the Library for more information at 610-867-3761.
Join us for a holiday tradition at the South Side Branch on Thursday, December 6 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Bring 2 – 4 dozen homemade cookies for tasting & swapping, along with the recipe. There will be a Cookie Decorating Demonstration as well as a Best Cookie Contest with prizes. Bring the family for the children’s activities. Register online or phone 610-867-7852.
The South Side Branch, 400 Webster Street, is having a BOOK SALE on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Choose from hundreds of books, music CD’s, DVDs and Spanish material (adult and children). Most items are priced at $1.00 or $ .50.
Come out and see the fabulous selections the BOOK SALE has to offer. All proceeds benefit the library.
Major credit cards accepted. NO HANDICAPPED ACCESS TO BOOK SALE ROOM.
More info here
Any items due back at the Main Library, Tuesday October 30 or Wednesday October 31, could be returned without penalty, Thursday November 1st.
Items due at South Side Branch, during last weeks closures, are due TODAY, Tuesday November 6th.
National recording artist, singer and songwriter Ray Owen will give two performances of Hats Off to America, a musical adventure with a crew of colorful characters that step out of history and onto the stage at the Bethlehem Area Public Library on Tuesday, June 26.
The South Side Branch is the location of the first award-winning performance at 4 p.m. This is a more intimate venue. Call the Branch to register. Owen entertains at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.
Ray Owen has performed with Garth Brooks, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson and other legendary entertainers. His latest album was selected for a Grammy nomination. Owen combines music and humor to captivate audiences of all ages.
The family program is free. Parking is available in the garage in the evenings at the Main Library.
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