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October 2020

Costume Party & Bilingual Storytime

October 26 @ 10:30 am

Join Miss Catherine and Miss Shelby for a costume party on the front lawn! Dress as your favorite book character, a spooky monster, or maybe even a superhero! During the costume party, Miss Catherine and Miss Shelby will read storybooks in English and in Spanish! To finish off, all attendees will walk away with  some Halloween goodie bags! We encourage you to bring a blanket or some outdoor chairs to sit on while you listen to the story. Don't forget your mask…

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Toddler Shake & Boogie

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

It's starting to get chilly out, so we'll be hosting Shake & Boogie indoors at the Lower Nazareth Township Municipal Park! Join Miss Catherine for some dancing fun. Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, all indoor activities at the Lower Nazareth Municipal Building have a maximum capacity of fourteen (14) people! Thank you for understanding. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we ask that children bring their own instruments (we will no longer provide instruments), wear masks, and maintain…

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PaLA Annual Awards Ceremony

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The MLNV is excited to announce that we've been nominated for an award from the Pennsylvania Library Association! Join us on Tuesday, October 27th at 12:15pm to see if we've won! To join the Zoom meeting, use the join info below: Topic: PaLA Annual Business Meeting & Awards Time: Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 952 3484 4850 Passcode: 130864

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Scary Story Walk – Family Night

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October is the perfect time for spooky stories, and the library is the perfect place to enjoy them.  Join us at the library for a Scary Story Walk around the library grounds with members of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild on October 27th and October 29th.  Patrons will meet their storyteller at the library's flag pole starting at 5:45pm.  The walk will begin at sunset... 6pm sharp. Don't forget your flashlight! Registration is required.  Registration will be begin on October 12th.  To…

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

Teen Advisory Board The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an open-forum where teens discuss the issues related specifically to teen use of the library (materials and events). The MLNV’s Teen Advisory Board is back for the Fall! This session we will be focusing on community service projects, teen programming, and fundraising. Meetings will take place on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, October 19th to Wednesday, December 9th. PLEASE NOTE: Meetings will be held both online and in-person. In-person meetings…

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STEM Halloween-y Story Time on Facebook LIVE!

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Miss Shelby and Kevin on Facebook LIVE for a STEM project and story time. Miss Shelby will read a Halloween story which will be followed by a fun STEM project from our favorite techie, Kevin!

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Story Time @ Lower Nazareth

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

It’s starting to get chilly out, so we’ll be hosting Story Time indoors at the Lower Nazareth Township Municipal Park! Join Miss Catherine and Mrs. Kelly for some great stories, and maybe even some crafts! Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, all indoor activities at the Lower Nazareth Municipal Building have a maximum capacity of fourteen (14) people! Thank you for understanding. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we ask that everyone wear masks and maintain social distancing.

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Scary Story Walk

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October is the perfect time for spooky stories, and the library is the perfect place to enjoy them.  Join us at the library for a Scary Story Walk around the library grounds with members of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild on October 27th and October 29th.  Patrons will meet their storyteller at the library's flag pole starting at 5:45pm.  The walk will begin at sunset... 6pm sharp. Don't forget your flashlight! Registration is required.  Registration will be begin on October 12th.  To…

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November 2020

Teen Advisory Board Meeting (via BlueJeans)

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an open-forum where teens discuss the issues related specifically to teen use of the library (materials and events). The MLNV’s Teen Advisory Board is back for the Fall! This session we will be focusing on community service projects, teen programming, and fundraising. Meetings will take place on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, October 19th to Wednesday, December 9th. PLEASE NOTE: Meetings will be held both online and in-person. In-person meetings…

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

Teen Advisory Board The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an open-forum where teens discuss the issues related specifically to teen use of the library (materials and events). The MLNV’s Teen Advisory Board is back for the Fall! This session we will be focusing on community service projects, teen programming, and fundraising. Meetings will take place on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, October 19th to Wednesday, December 9th. PLEASE NOTE: Meetings will be held both online and in-person. In-person meetings…

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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 2020 book selections.
  • Nazareth Book Club meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm; click here to view a complete list of this book club’s 2020 book selections.
  • Daytime Book Club meets on Friday mornings at 10:30am; click here to view a complete list of this book club’s 2020 book selections.

 

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Book Sales

We have three main book sales per year, in 2020 the dates are as follows (click the dates for additional information):

  • April 1-4: Library Book Sale
  • June 4-6: Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • November 5-7: Friends of the Library Book Sale [THIS BOOK SALE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.]

During the summer months, check out our on-going book sale to keep you reading poolside on those relaxing vacations!

Book Donations

  • 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.

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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 2020

Click here for the Week 2 schedule: June 22nd – June 26!

Our annual Summer Reading Program runs June 15th through August 8th and is designed to encourage people of all ages to read for fun during the summer.

This summer may not look like previous summers to many of us, however, you can count on the library to bring you the best virtual programs, events, and activities for ALL ages throughout the summer! Please join us for our Summer Reading Program 2020.

To go to our Summer Reading Program website or to register, click here.

TIPS: For a better experience while registering, make sure to have the library cards for all family members you plan on enrolling in our Summer Reading Program. Reach out to srozell@nazarethlibrary.org for technical assistance.

 

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!

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!

This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is acting as co-chair and helping to spread information on the importance of a library card. For more information on the history of #LibraryCardSignUpMonth 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. Anyone who signs up for a new library card this month will be entered for a chance to win our “Libraries Rock!” Raffle Basket!

For more information on MLNV library card eligibility click here.

Want to learn more about Wonder Woman? Check out DC’s website. If you’re a lover of comics, make sure to check out MLNV’s print graphic novel collection and hoopla’s digital collection!

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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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~ STEM Challenges

Check out these great STEM Challenges, presented by Joe McMaster, MLNV’s Technology Coordinator! Share your results on Facebook and/or Instagram, dates of challenges are shown below. Have FUN!

  • Power Libary PA Electronic Library
  • Access Pennsylvania
  • PA Forward
  • Grow With Google