Where’s the Bookmobile? And the winner is…

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bookmobile13The Where’s the Bookmobile? contest officially ended yesterday and congratulations go out to Theresa from Bethlehem Township, who correctly identified all seven locations, ranging from Bethlehem city, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, and Fountain Hill!  This is also her second win, so we strongly suggest that anyone with aspirations of dethroning the two-time champion starts training now!  There is no off season!

Award winning poet Javier Avila

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Author Javier AvilaAnother Poetry Month celebration! Come to a book signing and conversation with accomplished poet Javier Ávila at the Main Library on Friday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his poetry. Javier will be signing his latest book, Vapor (2014), which is a bilingual anthology that brings together poems from his four award-winning books.

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Community Canvas

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paint tubeCheer on Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School students as they show off their artistic skills to promote healthy habits for children at Community Canvas on Tuesday, April 21 at the Main Library. The students will compete against each other, and one winner will be selected by the audience and the second winner by Facebook voting.  A local restaurant is offering healthy snacks at the event. Enjoy music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. Community Canvas is sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Communities in Schools, and Lehigh Valley Art Spark.


Retire in Style….

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April is National Financial Literacy Month.  According to a 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), 41% of adults gave themselves a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. To help remedy that alarming statistic, the MainLibrary is hosting a financial planning program on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. David M. Romanelli CFP®, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager of the Hoffmeier/Sherer Group and Christopher M. Wilson, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will present financial strategies and options to consider as you near retirement. Register here

No Bookmobile service Saturday, 4/18.

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Late-breaking developments have us unable to take the bookmobile out today. Any due items will be automatically renewed and all holds will be extended. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Where’s the Bookmobile? (Final Week)

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Happy National Bookmobile Day!  That also means it’s time to post the seventh and final photo for the Where’s the Bookmobile? contest.  The entrant who has correctly identified the most locations will win having the Bookmobile at a location of their choice for 2 hours!  So without further ado, here is Week 7’s photo:


Week 7


South Side Branch Book Sale

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book stackThe South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library is having their book sale this week.  The book sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 from 1:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00-2:00 PM, Thursday, April 16 from 5:00-8:00 PM, and Saturday, April 18 from 12:00-3:00 PM.

Their are loads of gently-used books (adult, children, & teen titles), DVD’s, Videos, and Music CD’s. Plus Spanish books, DVD’s, and music CD’s. There is a separate table with jigsaw puzzles for very reasonable prices.

The book sale area is not handicapped accessible.  All proceeds benefit the Room to Grow project. Most credit cards accepted.

National Library Week – South Side Branch

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national library weekCalling all book lovers, young or teen.

National Library Week is April 12-18.

All children and teens who check out 3 books at the South Side Branch during National Library Week will be given a bag, bookmark, and a free book. Hurry in!