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June 2019

Summer Coding Club: Sports (Grades 4-6)

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Limit 6 children and must be able to attend at least 3 sessions. A $25 refundable deposit is required at sign-up (money returned unless two or more classes are missed).

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Summer Reading Kickoff with the Franklin Institute

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a Franklin Institute program for our Summer Reading kickoff event! Space is limited to 50 (Grades K and up); registration is required and opens June 5 in the Children's Department.

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Lower Nazareth Story Time with Miss Catherine (4-24mos)

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Miss Catherine for stories and songs ages 4-24 months; no registration required. This Story Time is held in the Lower Nazareth Township Building, 306 Butztown Road, Bethlehem (3.7 miles south of MLNV). >> Get Directions  

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Story Time & Craft with Mrs. Kelly (2yo & Up)

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Mrs. Kelly for stories, songs and craft ages 2 & up. No registration required.

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Lower Nazareth Story Time with Miss Catherine (2yo & Up)

June 20 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Miss Catherine for stories and songs ages 2 & up; no registration is required. This Story Time is held in the Lower Nazareth Township Building, 306 Butztown Road, Bethlehem (3.7 miles south of MLNV). >>Get Directions    

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Tech Thursday

June 20 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Meet one on one with our tech guru, Joe McMaster. This is by appointment only, call or stop by to schedule a half-hour block between 4:00-7:00pm.

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AWE Training for Parents/Caregivers

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The purpose of the class is to provide an overview to caregivers on the academic value of these STEAM focused computers that are located in the Children's department. There is an array of tools that caregivers will find helpful in following their child's progress while using these computers. Join us for this informative session; space is limited, so registration is required. Register at the main circulation desk starting June 11th.

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Taste & Learn About Food in SPACE & Mars! (Ages 8-14)

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn about and taste food experienced in SPACE from Chris Bavlinka, professional chef and owner of The Stone Soup! This program will include multiple courses of food, most of which start dehydrated! Chef Chris will also discuss what you can and cannot eat in space, as well as talk about gardening on MARS and hydroponics (a method of growing plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent)! Don't miss this incredible and unique program! This…

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Bushkill Twp Shake & Boogie

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join us for 1/2 hour of songs, music and movement; no registration is required. This Shake & Boogie is held in the Bushkill Township Firehouse, 155 Firehouse Drive, Nazareth (4.7 miles north of MLNV). >>Get Directions

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Wee Build

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

A building experience for preschoolers; no registration is required.

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Book Clubs

All book clubs are open to the public and meet in the Library living room (unless otherwise noted).

Library-Led Book Clubs

These book discussion groups are facilitated by Library staff members and/or volunteers; registration is encouraged (registrants receive a free copy of the book while supplies last)

Brainy Bibliophiles

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 2019 book selections.

Mystery, Crime, History

Mystery, Crime, History is led by Michael Schott and focuses on its title genres.

The Reel Book Club

The Reel Book Club is led by Sarah Ellis and focuses on casual conversations about books that have been adapted to the small/large screen.

Community-Led Book Clubs

The following two book discussion groups are facilitated by members of the community; both book discussion groups are open to the public.

  • Nazareth Book Club meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.
  • Daytime Book Club meets on Friday mornings at 10:30am.

Click here for their book choices and meeting dates.

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Book Sales

We have three main book sales per year:

  • March: Library Book Sale
  • June: Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • November: Friends of the Library Book Sale

Please check our Calendar for specific dates.

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, sellable 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.

2019 Summer Reading Program

The MLNV 2019 Summer Reading Program runs from June 17th to August 10th

What is Summer Reading? It is a summer program designed to encourage people of all ages to read for fun during the summer. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” The program consists of a series of fun events and reading challenges. We have reading challenges for adults, teens, and kids; each with opportunities for prizes! How do you get the chance to win these prizes and rewards?

Kids’ Reading Challenge:

Children register for the summer-long program, check out books on their library card, and start reading! Children track the minutes they read, and kids earn prizes! Print out a tally sheet here. All you need to participate in the reading challenge is a current library card. Each time a child returns books to the library during a given week, he or she earns a ticket for that week’s raffle prize. At the end of the summer reading program, all children who finish the program will be entered in a drawing for several larger prizes. These prizes include a family pack for Becky’s Drive-In, a gift card for the Crayola Experience, and a family gift card for Knoebels!

Teen Reading Challenge: 

This year, we’ll be raffling off 8 gift cards, each worth $15.00, to Regal Cinemas, GameStop, Target, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, and Kohl’s. The more books you read, the greater your chance of winning! The teen challenge is for patrons who have finished sixth grade to twelfth grade. To participate use YOUR library card to check out and read as many books as you can between June 17 and August 10th. Pick up a book tally sheet at the main library desk beginning on June 17 or print out a tally sheet here. Track the books you read on your tally sheet. Bring your tally sheet to the library, and we’ll give you a raffle ticket for each book you read, and you can choose which gift card you want to enter to win! At the end of the summer, all raffle tickets will be re-entered to win one of our four themed raffle baskets: a movie basket, a gaming basket, a book club basket, and a summer basket.

Adult Reading Challenge

Adults should have some summer reading fun at the library, too! Each book you read this summer earns you a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes. This year, we’ll be raffling off 8 gift cards, each worth $10.00, to Birthright Brewery, Smooch, Emily’s Ice Cream, Calandra’s, Zanette’s, Sweet & Savory, Stonewood Tavern, and Cherry Hill Hotel. Join our summer reading program by registering at the Main Circulation Desk and start earning chances to win, beginning June 17. Use your library card to check out and read as many books as you can between June 17th and August 10th. Pick up a book tally sheet at the main library desk beginning on June 12 or print out a tally sheet here. Track the books you read on your tally sheet. Bring your tally sheet to the library, and we’ll give you a raffle ticket for each book you read, and you can choose which raffle basket you want to enter to win!

A printable version of our Summer Reading Calendar of events is available here; you can also view our program offerings by browsing through the Full Event Calendar.

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