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October 2019

Touch a Truck!

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for this annual community event at Bushkill Township Recreation Fields (1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA  18064), just 4.5 miles north of the library! (Click here for directions.) Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Tickets can be purchased at the library and at the event! Everyone 2 years old and older needs a ticket, and the event is held rain or shine (no refunds). Tickets are STICKERS this year, and must be worn for the entirety of the event.…

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The Library is CLOSED

October 7

The library is closed due to Staff Development.

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Shake & Boogie

October 8 @ 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 31, 2019

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

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Story Time: 2yrs +

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Miss Catherine for stories, finger plays and songs for ages 2 & up. No registration required.

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Story Time: < 2yrs

October 9 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Miss Catherine for stories, songs and finger plays ages 4 months-24 months; no registration is required.

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Teen Advisory Board

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on September 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The MLNV's Teen Advisory Board is back for the fall! This session we will be focusing on finalizing plans for our Teen Room remodel, coming up with book lists curated by our board members, and planning fall events! All teens grades 7-12 are welcome!

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Nazareth Book Club

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Nazareth Book Club will discuss, Russian Roulette by Giles Milton.

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Story Time & Craft: 2yrs +

October 10 @ 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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1:1 Technology Appointments

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 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 5:00-7:00pm.

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Shake & Boogie @ BT

October 11 @ 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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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 7-9: 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.

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

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Touch a Truck Event!
Saturday, October 5th, 10am – 2pm
at our new location, Bushkill Township Recreation Fields!


Join us for this annual community event! We are on track to have more vehicles than ever before (including rescue vehicles, dump trucks, a helicopter [weather & emergency permitting] and the WFMZ Live News Van), PLUS we will have a Princess Pavilion made magical with visits from both Merida & Anna! As always, we will have a concession stand for made-to-order hot breakfast & lunch foods, crafts, a bake sale, and of course, vehicles galore!

PLUS, don’t miss our awesome raffle at the event! Enter for a chance to win a FREE BICYCLE, courtesy of Curt’s Cyclery in Nazareth!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Tickets can be purchased at the library, online, and at the event! Everyone 2 years old and older need a ticket, and the event is held rain or shine (no refunds). Tickets are STICKERS this year, and must be worn for the entirety of the event.

At the Library (now through Saturday, 10/5)
Cash, check, credit card accepted
Purchase price is $5/ticket, or
SAVE by purchasing a family pack of 5 tickets for $20, AND receive a FREE Library Rocks t-shirt (while supplies last!)

Online (now through 5pm on Wednesday, 10/2)
Click the button below to order your tickets online! Print your receipt as proof of purchase, and pick up your tickets (stickers) through Friday, 10/4 or at the event on Saturday, 10/5.
(Please allow 2 business days for ticket processing.)
All tickets are $5/each — family packs are not available

 

At the Event
Cash, check, credit card accepted
All tickets are $5/each — family packs are not available


Interested in getting involved? For more information on becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor, click here.


Sponsors updated as of September 27, 2019

Chopper Sponsor ($5,000+)

Monster Truck Sponsors ($1,000-$4,999)

 

 

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
  • Power Libary PA Electronic Library
  • Access Pennsylvania
  • PA Forward