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Click the following buttons to access our Adult, Young Adult, and Children’s catalogs.

eBooks & Audiobooks

For your convenience and enjoyment MLNV offers several online audiobook and ebook collections. They are all easily accessible using your library card information.

cloudLibrary

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Download the cloudLibrary app through the app store or via www.yourcloudLibrary.com! Once the app is added to your device, there is a simple, one-time sign in process of selecting the library, and entering your library account barcode. Begin browsing, borrowing, and reading/listening to our collection. For additional information and support on the app, go to https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/

Flipster

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Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO.

hoopla

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To access hoopla you must first register using your library card number and a personal e-mail. Make sure to write down your username and password for future use.

Kanopy

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Log in with your library membership and enjoy streaming Kanopy's diverse catalog of film and television with new titles added every month. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Download the app to your smart device or TV, or watch right from your browser.

TumbleBookLibrary

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TumbleBook Library provides a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games.

For additional help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your device visit us at the front circulation desk during library hours.

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Museum Passes

Our Museum Pass collection offers free admission to several museums in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Passes can be circulated for a week and cannot be renewed. A late fee of $10.00 is charged when passes are not returned on time. All passes must be returned at the Main Circulation Desk.

All passes can be found on our catalog. Passes can be placed on hold for a week by talking to a librarian or through our online catalog using a patron account.

Elmwood Park Zoo

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Elmwood Park Zoo includes 1 pass that allows admission for 2 adults and up to 6 children. Click the logo for more information, regular hours, and possible closures.

America On Wheels

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America On Wheels includes 1 pass that allows admission for up to 4 people. Click the logo for more information, regular hours, and possible closures.

National Constitution Center

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National Constitution Center includes 1 pass that allows admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Click the logo for more information, regular hours, and possible closures.

Museum of the American Revolution

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Museum of the American Revolution includes 1 pass that allows admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Click the logo for more information, regular hours, and possible closures. Pass holders will receive a 10% discount on our Revolution on the (Virtual) Road Programs for adult learners.

All passes can be found on our catalog. Passes can be placed on hold for a week by talking to a librarian or through our online catalog using a patron account.

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Ukuleles

Ukuleles for adults and children will be available for lending thanks to Martin Guitar Charitable. Please see below for information about lending and use.

Overview

  • Kit includes instrument, case, tuner, and Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1
  • Kits MUST be returned in person at the circulation desk. Ukuleles cannot be returned in the outside book drop.
  • The loan period is two weeks and the kits are not renewable.
  • Only one kit will be loaned per family (per residential address).
  • If the borrowing policy is not followed, the library administration has the authority to revoke patron borrowing privileges.

Borrowing Policy

  • Ukuleles are available to be borrowed in person from the library.
  • In order to borrow a ukulele, a patron must be over the age of 18 and have a MLNV Library card in good standing. Caregivers can check out a ukulele on behalf of their child using the caregiver’s library card.
  • Holds cannot be placed on ukuleles.
  • Ukuleles are not available via Interlibrary Loan.
  • There are no renewals for ukulele loans.
  • The overdue fines for a ukulele is $5.00 per day.

Borrower Acknowledgement

  • The library does its best to provide a clean and fully functional ukulele, but is not responsible for unforeseen hardware failure.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the safekeeping of the ukulele, returning the ukulele to the library in good working order to the library, and assuming liability for the instrument while it is in their care.
  • Borrowers are responsible for damaged and/or missing pieces of the kit.
  • Damaged instruments will be evaluated for the determination of any fees. The library staff will notify patrons within two business days of any charges imposed.
  • We do not accept replacements for lost items. Lost items must be paid for in full at the time of the transaction. We cannot accept partial payments. Please note that the replacement cost of a ukulele is $400.
  • There are no refunds for lost items that the library receives payment, even if found at a later time.

Updated 6/1/2023

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Video Games

 

MLNV loans video games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. Video games can be checked out at the Circulation Desk and are loaned for a period of 7 days.

You can request a hold through our library’s online Adult and Young Adult catalogs.

Board Games & Learning Kits

Teens/Young Adults

A variety of teen and adult board games are available for check-out by patrons or for play within the library. Games are located on the middle shelf in the Teen Room. Games vary from classics like Monopoly to unique and indie gaming experiences.

Study resources such as anatomy and physiology flashcards and molecule building kits are available for check out by patrons. Resources are shelved along the windowsill in the Teen Room.

New board games and study tools are being added, and we accept donations and suggestions for purchase from library patrons.

All games may be checked out for 1 week, and may not be renewed.

Children

Board games for children, such as Guess Who? and Candy Land are available for check out in the children’s department. Board games may be checked out for one week, and may not be renewed.

The library offers Discovery Kits to children and families for check out. These kits cover a variety of learning topics, such as math, vocabulary, and social/emotional skills. Kits are available for check out from the children’s department.

Archival Collections

The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity offers a wide array of local history books and documents, as well as a full archive of other materials relating to Nazareth history and beyond. Our Special Collections Books and Pamphlets are available for viewing by the public within the library building. This collection is housed on the first shelf of the Adult Nonfiction area, and consists of useful and rare books on Nazareth and Lehigh Valley history, including area directories, small-press publications, major historical volumes, and urban revitalization studies. Several of these books have second copies that may be circulated from the regular nonfiction section.

The Nazareth Library also boasts an archive of rare and unique material relating to local history, culture, and industry. These materials are available for research purposes during library open hours. Our collection spans almost two centuries, consisting of photographs, manuscripts, private letters, advertising ephemera, and textile arts. Ask a librarian about utilizing this fantastic and unique resource today!

 

Through a partnership with Power Library’s Scan PA program, MLNV is working to continually digitize a number of our archival materials for full public access. Anyone will be able to freely access these online historic collections from anywhere. The following collections have been fully digitized and are available for browsing right now:

The Item

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The Nazareth Item was an independent family newspaper devoted to literature, local and general intelligence. Published 1891-1975.

Millgrove Schoolhouse

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Millgrove School District operated out of a schoolhouse in Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania from about 1860 to 1956. The house was torn down in 1967. It was part of a collection of schoolhouses that served the different villages of Bushkill Township, until the township joined Nazareth School District in 1950. Millgrove was named after the nearby Aluta Mill, and was built on land donated by Paul Siegfried, Adam Heckman, and Daniel Schlabach. These documents, including recordings of district trustees meetings, daybooks of expenses from those who worked in relation to Millgrove, and some photographs and ephemera, covers the years 1848 to the last recorded reunion of Millgrove students and teachers in 1985.

Nazareth Area World War II Scrapbook

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Newspaper clippings chronicling the lives of area Servicemen and women during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

The N.H.S. Chronicle

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The N.H.S. Chronicle was a literary and news magazine published by the students of Nazareth High School in Nazareth, Pennsylvania beginning in 1914 and ending in June 1915. It was the first consistent student publication within the Nazareth Area School District, succeeded by the school yearbook and later the Blue & White Standard. It contained prose and poetry, short articles about school happenings, humorous quotes, alumni news, and reviews of other student publications from local schools. It also functioned as a precursor to the yearbook, as it published the names and photos of graduating seniors during June. It was briefly revived during the 1920s,during 1921, as a bimonthly newsletter on school happenings and news.

World's Fair

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The Nazareth Band and Drum Corps performed on August 6, 1939 at the New York World's Fair in Flushing, Queens. Nazareth town residents were invited along at discounted train and fair entry ticket prices. This collection consists of the original correspondences between the Nazareth Merchants Association and the Special Events coordinator of the 1939 New York World's Fair. It also includes fair memorabilia, such as souvenir stickers and Greyhound transportation brochures, fair advertisements and pamphlets, and train tickets to and from the fair. This collection highlights a small community's involvement in one of the biggest events of the twentieth century. New items are still being added to the collection.

Newspaper Collection

The library offers access to collections of various newspapers. These can be accessed for free, and can be found at the links below. The library also subscribes to the print versions of the following newspapers: The Morning Call, The Express Times, The Key, The Home News, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. The library retains these print copies for a month after their publish date.

America's News

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Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including [insert local title if applicable]. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Express Times Collection

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Explore Nazareth history through local news, events and people with Express Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

The Morning Call

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A collection of The Morning Call content from both print and web sources.

Pennsylvania News Sources

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Browse a list of news sources in Pennsylvania. Includes various news sources and can be searched by publication date.

Sandbrook Travel DVDs

The Sandbrook Travel Collection was established in March of 2018 in honor of Barbara Sandbrook. This collection is our way of thanking Barbara for her dedication, love, and commitment to our community library.

The DVDs below are included in the Sandbrook Travel collection and can be searched in our catalog.

  • Rick Steves The Holy Land
  • Rick Steves Europe 2017-2018
  • Visions of Germany and Austria
  • Visions of Britain and Ireland
  • Visions of Italy
  • 33 Great Cities of Europe
  • 10 That Changed America
  • 10 That Changed America Season 2
  • Earth’s Natural Wonders
  • Earth’s Natural Wonders Season 2
  • The Outback
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda: the Royal Tour
  • Wonders of Mexico
  • A Few Good Pie Places
  • Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions
  • A Historical Tour of Wales
  • New Travels of Rudy Maxa
  • Best of Travel: South Africa
  • Rudy Maxa’s Best of Travel: Escape to French Polynesia

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Collection Policy

The MLNV’s most recent Collection Development Policy was approved December 12, 2023. View and download it here.