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The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity is CLOSED until further notice;
the book drop is also CLOSED,  there will be no books due and no fines will be incurred until further notice.

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May 2020

Shake & Boogie – Cancelled

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

A 1/2 hour of music, movement and fun; no registration is required.

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ONLINE: Author, Lee Upton

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a live online reading and Q&A with author Lee Upton! To register, email jsilvius@nazarethlibrary.org by 2:00 PM EST on the day of the event to receive the Zoom meeting link and password, which will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event. About the Author Lee Upton is the author of fourteen books, including short story collections and volumes of poetry, literary criticism, and essays. She is a librettist as well as a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and literary critic.…

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St. Luke’s Health Network Presents… Cancelled

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are partnering with St. Luke's University Health Network for a monthly series of health topic presentations. Led by health professionals, each month will cover a different subject. May's topic is, Exercise Strategies to Improve Health Registration is required for this educational program, visit or call the front desk to register today!

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Daytime Book Club

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Daytime Book Club will discuss, The Last Castle,  by Denise Kiernan.

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Shake & Boogie @ BT – Cancelled

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for 1/2 hour of songs, music and movement; no registration is required. This Shake & Boogie is held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Building, 1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth (4.7 miles north of MLNV). >> Get Directions  

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June 2020

Wee Build

June 1 @ 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 21, 2020

A building experience for preschoolers; no registration is required.

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Shake & Boogie

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2020

A 1/2 hour of music, movement and fun; no registration is required.

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IMPORTANT: Brainy Bibliophiles

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT NOTES: The June 2nd Brainy Bibliophiles discussion of Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes is postponed. The September 1st discussion of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury may be held via an online platform.  The audiobook is available on Hoopla, and e-book versions are readily available online. Please keep checking the MLNV website, Instagram and Facebook pages for updates. Questions?  Email jsilvius@nazarethlibrary.org.

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Story Times

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Join Miss Catherine for stories, finger plays and songs; no registration is required for this drop-in program! Ages 2 years + @ 10:30-11am Ages <2 years @ 11:15-11:45am

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Friends of the Library Book Sale – Cancelled

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Stock up your own library at the Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale! Thursday, June 4: The pre-sale begins at 9am for Friends Members Only (Memberships available at the door!). Friday, June 5: All hardcover books are $1 Saturday, June 6: $5 bag sale Book proceeds support library book purchases and special programs for children and adults. The library budget cannot fund it all, so please lend your support while building your own collection! Donations Accepted May 4th through…

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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):

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

Our annual Summer Reading Program runs mid-June through mid-August and is designed to encourage people of all ages to read for fun during the summer. Throughout the summer, we run a series of fun events (in addition to our multiple drop-in programs for children) and reading challenges for adults, teens, and children (each with opportunities for prizes).

2019 Reading prizes included:

  • Children: a family pack for Becky’s Drive-In, a gift card for the Crayola Experience, and a family gift card for Knoebels; plus, multiple chances to win $5 gift cards.
  • Teens: Gift cards to Regal Cinemas, GameStop, Target, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, and Kohl’s.
  • Adults: Gift cards to Birthright Brewery, Smooch, Emily’s Ice Cream, Calandra’s, Zanette’s, Sweet & Savory, Stonewood Tavern, and Cherry Hill Hotel.

Highlights from our 2019 program include: 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

A Slice of Brooklyn on September 20, 2020

PLEASE NOTE that this bus trip has been rescheduled from April 26th to September 20, 2020! The itinerary remains the same, just a different date. Spots are still available for this trip, order your tickets below!

Join us for this fun-filled day!

Time

  • The bus leaves William Penn Park and Ride at 8:30am and arrives back at approximately 7:00pm.

Itinerary of Stops with a Tour Guide 

  • Grimaldi’s Pizza (under the Brooklyn Bridge)
  • L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst
  • Various Brooklyn neighborhoods
  • Movie locations
  • Coney Island boardwalk

Price

  • $110 per person (this price includes bus, gratuities, two slices of pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage at both pizzerias).
  • All payments are non-refundable.

Pay by Check

  • Checks may be mailed to Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity, 295 E. Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064. Please make checks payable to Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity and include the name of each person going, email address, and contact phone number.
  • If you are paying for your reservation at the library, you will fill out a form with the names of everyone in your party — be sure to include yourself!

Pay by Credit Card

  • You can purchase up to 4 reservations per transaction either at the library, or by clicking this button:
  • If purchasing online, please list the names of everyone in your party in the Description field, including your name as the point of contact.

Notes

  • Space is limited; full payment is required to reserve your spot.
  • This bus trip is open to all ages; children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There is very little walking on this trip, other than on the Coney Island Boardwalk, which has many benches.
  • All proceeds benefit the library!

Contact

 

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NEW 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!

~ Recorded Story Times!

When the library is closed, you can still enjoy story times from your favorite Children’s Librarians on Facebook, or by clicking the links below! Check back in a few days for more!

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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