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June 2021

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021

Are you a teen entering 7th to 12th grade? Are you looking for a fun way to get volunteer hours? Are you interested in having direct input on teen services and programs at the MLNV? Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! TAB is an open-forum where teens discuss the issues related specifically to teen use of the library (materials and events). This session we will be focusing on teen programming, acquisitions and fundraising. Meetings will take place on BlueJeans on…

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Toddler Shake and Boogie

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 6, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, April 13th, Toddler Shake & Boogie and Storytime will be held outside on the library lawn, weather-permitting. In cases of inclement weather – or if you can’t make it to the library in person! – the programs can still be accessed via Facebook Live.

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Neill Hartley

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Neill Hartley presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in an interactive adaptation of the classic horror tale by Washington Irving for adults: Tuesday, June 22nd, 6:30pm on the lawn of the Moravian Historical Society. (Registration opens on Monday, June 7th.  To register, sign up at the circulation desk or email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org).  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Storytime on the Lawn

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 7, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, April 13th, Toddler Shake & Boogie and Storytime will be held outside on the library lawn, weather-permitting. In cases of inclement weather – or if you can’t make it to the library in person! – the programs can still be accessed via Facebook Live.

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Children’s Caricature Event

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 23rd, 6:30pm on the lawn of the Moravian Historical Society David Perry will be drawing caricatures for children, plus crafts and lawn games. (There is a limit of 12 registrants.  Registration opens on Monday, June 7th.) To register, sign up at the circulation desk or email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org).  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Magnificent Mammals Storytime

June 23 @ 10:30 pm - 11:15 pm

Join Jacobsburg Environmental Education Specialist Lauren Forster for a fun animal-themed storytime! Who and what is a mammal? Find out by taking a look at pelts and paw prints of mammals that can be found living here in Pennsylvania. Learn ways to identify what mammals may be living in your neighborhood using tracks, fur color, and other observations.

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Storytime @ Lower Nazareth

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2021

Join Miss Catherine and Mrs. Kelly at Lower Nazareth Township Park for a weekly storytime! Find them at the pavilion located near the old municipal building.

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Teen Lawn Game Night

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join MLNV for Teen Lawn Game Night:  Thursday, June 24th, 5:30-7:30pm on the MLNV lawn.

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Shake & Boogie @ Bushkill

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until August 6, 2021

Miss Catherine will host Shake and Boogie every Friday at the Bushkill Township Recreation Fields under the open pavilion.  

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STEM with Kevin

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 6, 2021

Join Kevin and the MLNV for a fun STEM activity!

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Book Clubs

The following book discussion groups are facilitated by members of the community, all book clubs are open to new members.

  • Brainy Bibliophiles is led by Jill Silvius, Ph.D. and takes a more scholarly approach to book discussions.  Click here to view a complete list of this book club’s 2021 book selections.
  • Nazareth Book Club meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm; click here to view a complete list of this book club’s 2021 book selections.

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Book Sales

Please check back soon for details on future book sales!

Book Donations (currently not accepting)

  • We do not accept book donations all year; however, we do accept donations approximately six weeks prior to each sale (please refer to the calendar for exact dates).
  • We do not accept VHS or cassette tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, or Readers Digest Condensed Books. All books must be in good condition.

Updated 01/04/2021

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Newsletter

The MLNV publishes an online newsletter that is delivered to subscribers each month. If you’d like to sign up for this free service, please email outreach.

Check out what’s been happening at the library:

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Meeting Room Request

Meeting rooms can be reserved without charge to organized non-profit associations, tax supported institutions, and government entities holding a meeting or event that is both open to the public and no fee or donation is charged or solicited for the meeting, materials or services.

Meeting rooms are available for use by for-profit entities (including for-profit tutors) at the rates listed within our Meeting Room Policy.

For more information on scheduling a meeting room for individual or group use, please refer to our Meeting Room Policy.

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails and Tales

Our annual Summer Reading Program will run June 14th through August 7th and is designed to encourage people of all ages to read for fun during the summer. Registration begins on June 1st! Stop by the library to register for the program and pick up your reading tracker!

Need another reading tracker? Find the children’s one here. Find the adult and teen one here.

Check out our Summer Reading pamphlets for each program:

For more details on events, check out our events calendar.

2019 Summer Reading Program

Highlights from our 2019 program included: a special program from the Franklin Institute, Didgeridoo, a Pride Month celebration, summer coding clubs, a cooking class for children, reading to the pups, brunch bunches, art programs, a stuffed animal sleepover, DIY terrarium classes for both adults and teens, and a special evening with John Adams! We also invited the community to the library to celebrate Nazareth Day–with a visit from favorite princesses Cinderella & Belle, an inflatable obstacle course on the front lawn, face painting, and an Escape Room!

2020 Summer Reading Program

Highlights from our 2020 program included: using the online platform READSquared for the first time, Story Walks along our sidewalks, storytimes with princesses Cinderella & Belle, fun programming with Science Tellers, a Pride Month celebration, a book talk with author Scott Morro, many take-home crafts, trivia nights, and a White Belt Challenge with Action Karate!

10th Anniversary Touch a Truck Event

10th Anniversary Touch a Truck
Saturday, October 5th,  2019
Bushkill Township Recreation Fields


With more vehicles than ever before, at a new venue in beautiful Bushkill Township, and with added attractions (an inflatable obstacle course and two Disney princesses!), we were set up for success at the start of the event! With the additional gift from Mother Nature, the day could not have been better as we hosted more than 1,200 guests and raised $17,330!

For a video recap of this amazing day, click here.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Chopper Sponsor ($5,000+)

Monster Truck Sponsors ($1,000-$1,999)

Tough Truck Sponsors ($500-$999)

Bulldozer Truck Sponsors ($250-$499)

Rescue Truck Sponsors ($100-$249)

Other

  • Beatty Contractors & Wreckers, Ltd.
  • Kitchen Magic, Inc.
  • Northampton Community College

September 2020 - Library Card Signup Month

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Check back closer to September for more details on our #LibraryCardSignUpMonth celebrations! For more information on the history of #LCSUM head over to the American Library Association’s website.

Want to celebrate with us? Sign up for your very own MLNV library card! Stop by the main circulation desk or register online.

For more information on MLNV library card eligibility click here.

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Lego Wall

We welcome you and your children to check out our NEW Lego Wall! This popular play space is located upstairs in the Children’s Department, in the Easy-to-Read room.

Funding for the lego wall was made possible by the Will R. Beitel Children’s Community Foundation.

Have fun!

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