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June 2020

Author, Jennifer Gilmore

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a live online reading and Q&A with author Jennifer Gilmore! To register, email outreach@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. Gilmore is the author of two novels for young adults, We Were Never Here and If Only. She also writes for adults and is the author of The Mothers; Glamour Magazine writes, “Faced with the incredibly daunting tasking of doing justice to such a…

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Craft Kit Pick-Up

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on July 24, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on August 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

Stop by the library on the following Fridays between 11am-12noon to pick up your craft kit, and don't forget to tag us on social media with your finished projects so we can share them on our Facebook and Instagram stories! Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis on the following days: Fridays, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, and August 7th. The Summer Reading Program point value for this activity is 25. Have you signed up for…

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MARVEL Digital Escape Room

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Did you miss the LIVE event on June 23rd? No worries! You can still match your wits against this Marvel-themed digital escape room from the comfort of your own home by accessing the link via Facebook! The Summer Reading Program point value for this event is 50. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not, click here to register!

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Action Karate’s White Belt Challenge!

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

Join Action Karate for the White Belt Challenge! You will take one free class a week for 5 weeks from the comfort of your own home. The classes teach basic martial arts skills to encourage fitness and character skills such as confidence and respect. At your 5th class you can earn your white belt (which will be mailed to you beforehand), but you must attend all 5 classes! We will celebrate this accomplishment all together as a class! Classes will…

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Shake & Boogie

June 30 @ 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 4, 2020

The same Shake & Boogie you all love in the library, complete with music and dancing, will be held throughout our Summer Reading Program! Join us each Tuesday at 10:30am on Facebook for this beloved program! The Summer Reading Program point value for this event is 20. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not, click here to register!  

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July 2020

STEM Challenge

July 1 @ 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 5, 2020

Children can have fun while developing higher level thinking skills with Joe's weekly STEM challenges! These videos will be posted on Facebook every Wednesday morning (starting June 17th and concluding August 5th) at 10:30am -- please share your pictures in the comments section below the video, we'd love to see what you do to earn your Summer Reading Program points! The Summer Reading Program point value for this challenge is 50. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program?…

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Workforce Wednesday

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, you will learn tricks of the trade for creating a résumé that will get you noticed.  Follow up topics will include writing cover letters, job search strategies, and interview tips. Registration is required for this event, email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by June 30th to receive a link to this program on July 1st. The Summer Reading Program point value for this event is 50. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not,…

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Story Time

July 2 @ 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 6, 2020

Join us every Thursday at 10:30am during our Summer Reading Program for a story time with your favorite Children's Librarians; this weekly program will be held on Facebook! The Summer Reading Program point value for this event is 20. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not, click here to register!

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TAB Meeting

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2020

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings will resume every Thursday at 3pm (June 18th - August 6th)! Email srozell@nazarethlibrary.org for more information and a meeting link! The Summer Reading Program point value for this is 20. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not, click here to register!

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Kid-Friendly Trivia

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Join us for Disney & Kid-Friendly Trivia, fun for children AND adults on Fridays June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, and July 31st! Registration is required, please email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by 12noon the day of the event to receive a link to the program. The Summer Reading Program point value for this event is 50. Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Program? If not, click here to register!

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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

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

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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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