400 Webster Street
South Side Branch is a family-friendly community treasure serving all of our citizens. A transformative renovation in 2013 included technology updates, structural upgrades, an improved floor plan with new children’s area, and tech friendly furniture. The historic building retains much of its charm as well as an old-fashioned atmosphere of informality that many of our regular patrons enjoy. So whether you’re a South-Sider or live elsewhere in the city, the South Side Branch is still a wonderful place to get lost in a book.
511 E 3rd St
The Cops ‘n’ Kids Reading Room, in partnership with Northampton Community College, provides a place for children and families to read together, share stories, and select free books to take home. Police officers, high school and college students, community volunteers, and various community organizations are part of the programs that take place in the Reading Room.
101 Founders Way
Explore the former site of Bethlehem Steel and discover its history. Completed in 1907, the Hoover-Mason Trestle in Lehigh Valley connected the ore yards, once located near where Wind Creek Bethlehem stands, to the blast furnaces at the heart of the plant. Today, it has been reimagined as an elevated park and pedestrian walkway. It is here that you will stand almost within arm’s reach of the blast furnaces that were once used to make the iron that helped create the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building among several other iconic structures. Raised 46 feet above the ground, the $15.5 million trail runs 1,650 feet from near Bethlehem Landing Visitors Center toward Wind Creek Bethlehem.
27 Memorial Drive West
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students. Each year brings numerous happenings to Lehigh, from university events to arts and culture opportunities, athletics events to long-standing traditions that date back decades.
602 E 2nd Street
Housed in the former Electric Repair Shop of the Bethlehem Steel plant site on the vibrant SteelStacks arts & culture campus, the National Museum of Industrial History interprets industry past, present and future through dynamic exhibits, hands-on interactives and engaging programs. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the stories of the people, machines and ideas that transformed our nation through a rich collection of rare artifacts including the esteemed 1876 Smithsonian Industrial collection.
511 E. Third St
Owned and operated by Northampton Community College, the Fowler Center is open to the entire community, not only Northampton students. Home to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), this building allows local business owners and inventors to jumpstart their ideas and launch their businesses.