EIN 24-0795387

Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL)

IRS 501(c) type
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To provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational services to the Public. Services are provided in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and its supporting communities.
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Program areas at BAPL

During 2021, the Bethlehem Area Public Library successfully supplied the citizens of the city of Bethlehem, Bethlehem township, borough of fountain hill, and hanover township with Library materials including books, periodicals, electronic resources, dvds, books on tape, books on cd, audio cds, and playaways (mp3 players loaded with spoken books) for informational, cultural, recreational, and educational purposes.the administration, circulation, and technical services departments are involved in many Library activities. Responsibilities include all the procedures involved in the circulation and housing of Library materials; maintenance of patron records; purchasing of supplies, equipment and furniture; library-wide publicity and promotion; fundraising; book sales and other special events; coordination of volunteers; bookmobile services; building renovations; repair and maintenance of Library buildings and vehicles; deliveries to the branch and district libraries; and various other general administrative duties. The district consultant is designated by commonwealth libraries as being the liaison for the Bethlehem Library district with its three other designated libraries - the memorial Library of nazareth, the northamption Area Public Library, and the hellertown Public Library. The district consultant offers consulting services and workshops for all four libraries in the district.the finance department is responsible for the maintenance of all financial accounts and bank account records; producing monthly operating funds reports and the annual budget; employee attendance records; vacation schedules; personnel records and payroll; management of the Library's fringe benefits program; maintaining the lehigh valley Library system financial records; administrating state grants; and maintaining the database of Library contributors.the adult services department is made up of the information department and the interlibrary loan department. Together, they are responsible for providing the best possible reference service to the Library's users. Reference questions are answered in person, on the phone, by mail, online, and by e-mail.in addition, the information services department also handles maintenance of the periodicals collection and the local history room; interlibrary loan services not only for Library patrons, but also for other district libraries; and a new offering of educational and entertaining adult programming. The department also cooperates with the linderman Library of lehigh university on the Bethlehem digital history project, which was previously managed by moravian college. The site features images and transcripts of primary source material relating to Bethlehem's first 100 years.the main responsibilities of the technical services department are to continually maintain the Library's adult book collection, to keep it current and comprehensive as outlined in the "materials selection policy, and to order, receive, classify, and prepare all Library materials (adult, children's and audio-visual) accurately and promptly. This department orders all adult materials (print and non-print) and is responsible for keeping the collections balanced and current. Reviews need to be read, and subject areas that need updating are identified. Outdated books are discarded and replaced with updated editions, if applicable. All children's and young adult materials are also received, catalogued, and processed in this department.the youth services department is responsible for ordering and maintaining materials for children and young adults, as well as a parenting collection. They provide extensive children's programming including story times for all ages, educational and entertaining programs of a huge variety, family place programming (a national initiative), summer reading programs, and an active teen advisory board. In addition, they work closely with Area schools, daycares, and headstart programs and do outreach programming outside of the Library building throughout the year.

Who funds Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Reidler FoundationGeneral Purpose$47,500
Lehigh Valley Community FoundationEducational$10,500
Martin Guitar Charitable FoundationGeneral Donation$5,000

Personnel at BAPL

Josh BerkExecutive Director$85,537
Jane GillTreasurer / Vice President / Director$0
Anne FelkerPresident / Director$0
Joyce HinnefeldSecretary / Director$0
Annamarie JordanVice President / Secretary / Director$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for BAPL

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,074,611
Program services$812,579
Investment income and dividends$30,712
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$136,779
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$40,174
Total revenues$3,094,855

Form 990s for BAPL

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-07-27990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-11-15990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 22, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
May 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $47,500 from The Reidler Foundation
February 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
September 3, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
July 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $3,000 from Shafer Family Charitable Trust
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General information
11 West Church St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Metro area
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Northampton County, PA
Website URL
(610) 867-3761
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B70: Libraries, Library Science
NAICS code, primary
51912: Libraries and Archives
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