Fiesta Fun for the Family

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Celebrate National Hispanic Month!

Bring your family for lively games, entertaining stories, festive music and light refreshment at the South Side Branch’s Fiesta on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 PM.

Register now! Details

Need homework help?

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Afterschool help with homework and tutoring in any subject is available beginning today. No registration is required. Drop in as you need. All grades. All subjects. Free!

Main Library: Mondays through Thursdays from 4-6 PM

South Side Branch: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM

Details here.

Summer ain’t over… (part 2)

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The Branch is having their annual Beach Party on August 13 at 6:30 PM.

Summer stories, music & games. And an ice cream sundae!

Free. All ages. No registration.

Details here

Wild animals up close and personal…

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Also at the Branch on July 25 at 6:30PM


Exciting live animals will be at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 PM. Eyes of the Wild rescues animals, nurses them back to health and presents zoo programs in the tri-state area.  Learn about all sorts of creatures up close!

This show is so fantastic that we scheduled it at both locations. The South Side Branch presents the same program on Thursday at 6:30 PM.

All ages. No registration. Just show your BAPL card at the door.

South Side Book Sale

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Hey book lovers!  You have one more chance at the South Side Book Sale.  It is on Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.   There are books for adults and children in English and Spanish, music CDs, and DVDs.  Major credit cards accepted.  All proceeds benefit the Room to Grow project.  The Book Sale area is not handicapped accessible.

South Side Book Sale this week

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The South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library is holding a book sale on Thursday, June 13 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, June 15 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Browse thousands of books for adult and children in English and Spanish, as well as, hundreds of music CDs and a limited supply of DVDs and VHS tapes.

Most major credit cards accepted.  NO HANDICAPPED ACCESS.  All proceeds benefit the Room to Grow project.

Phone 610-867-7852 for more information.

This should tie you over until the Main Library’s book sale July 17 & 20.

RED Day at the Branch

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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.

New Library Hours begin January 2, 2013

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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.