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Monetary Donations

Monetary contributions strengthen our library’s ability to serve and empower our community. When you make a donation to us, you will directly support how we operate our library, unless you specify otherwise.

Please know all donations are tax deductible; the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Aside from check (made payable to Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity) and cash, we accept all major credit cards at the library and via this website by clicking the Donate button at the top right corner on any page.

Donation Terms & Conditions

For the convenience of its patrons, the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity provides the option of making an online donation with a credit card or a debit card. The library also accepts credit or debit card to pay library bills, fines, fees, and sale items in person at the library (minimum $5).

The Library accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards. The Library is subject to compliance with all laws, statutes, and reasonable terms and conditions associated with accepting these credit cards. The Library does not charge a fee for a credit card use.

Credit and debit cards may be used to pay for most library fines and fees in person at the library. These include payments for overdue fines, lost or damaged materials, library fee cards, and other circulation transactions.

Credit and debit card payments may be made in person at the Main Circulation Desk. Credit and debit card payments will not be accepted at the Children’s Circulation Desk, by telephone, or by e-mail.

Patrons who have paid by credit card for lost materials and subsequently found and returned them will be issued a refund through the Library Billing Department. This refund will be given in cash.

Donation Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We do not collect information from visitors of our site or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you place an order or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register for a library card, make a donation, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing poll, and use our internet services.

How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your PII to outside parties.

Third-party links
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

Can change your personal information:

  • By calling 610.759.4932 for an email address to submit it to
  • By calling us at 610.759.4932

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track (DNT) signals and Do Not Track plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins, collect PII from children under 13?
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: we will notify you via email and this website within one business day.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

No Refunds will be given.

This online merchant is located in the United States of America and its address is:

Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity
295 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064
610-759-4932

Email the Business Department for more information.

More Ways To Donate

Click on the following links to learn how you can donate!

Amazon Smile

We are a charity registered with AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you currently use, with the same products, prices, and services with a different name. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Library. Choose the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity as the organization to receive your smile donation.

Philanthropic

Many companies set aside funds for philanthropic purposes and allocate the money through their gift matching programs. These programs allow employees (and often their spouses or company retirees) to make a contribution to a non-profit organization, which is then matched by a corporate gift. Matching levels vary, but regardless of the match, these gifts are greatly appreciated by the library. Although procedures for matching gift programs vary, matching gift forms are usually obtained through the employer’s human resources office.

Make a Memorial or Honor Gift

Giving a gift that makes a difference fits any occasion. Honor someone today by supporting your library!

We will notify your loved one or their family of your generosity as you indicate. A memorial or honor gift is a unique way to celebrate special occasions or recognize someone important to you. The opportunities are endless:

  • Birthdays
  • Memorials
  • Bar or Bat Mitzvah
  • Graduation
  • Teacher
  • Holidays
  • Honoring a business associate
  • In lieu of party gifts
  • Weddings and anniversaries
  • any occasion or accomplishment

If you are dedicating a library book, the book will feature a bookplate that will display the name of the donor and/or the name of the person(s) being honored for a specific occasion or in memoriam.

Checks may be made payable to Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, 295 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064. If mailing your check, please indicate your honor/memorial intentions and if there is anyone we should notify. Thank you!

Planned Gift

Ensure your donations will provide for future generations by including the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity in your estate plans.

A legacy gift not only represents your values, it creates a lasting effect. Designate support for the area of the library that means the most to you (e.g., direct your donation towards a specific collection, department, or general development); and know that this investment will have a beneficial impact on our community for years to come.

The two easiest ways to make a planned gift is to give through your will/living trust, or make the Library a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you have already made a legacy gift, or have any questions about planned gifts, please contact Marie Loser (610-759-4932) to obtain additional information.

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Volunteer

We invite individuals over the age of 13 to volunteer at the library through our Volunteer Services program. The primary purpose of this program is to engage volunteers in service for the Library, not to supplant the work of our employees, but to supplement our efforts.

Examples of volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Shelve books and other items
  • Dust books and shelves
  • Assist with projects, programs, record keeping, crafts
  • Help prepare materials for circulation
  • Light gardening, pulling weeds and managing flower beds

Read the Volunteer Services Program Policy »

For more information, please contact us.

Friends of MLNV

Did you know that many of the programs offered at the library are paid for by the Friends? The Friends are a group of community members who raise money to provide programs and to purchase items for the library collection which surpass the library’s annual budget. Without the Friends, many of the annual events that you and your children participate in would not be offered.

The Friends is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds through its spring and fall book sales, and from members’ dues. Many of the Friends volunteer their time in the weeks surrounding the book sales, and the Friends are always seeking individuals who can contribute a few hours to help with activities such as sorting books, setting up and dismantling the book sale, and/or working a shift on one of the sale days. However, even if you do not have time to spare, you can still be a Friend and support the library through your tax-deductible membership dues. All Friends members can feel the satisfaction knowing that they have helped the library, and all Friends members are invited to the exclusive pre-sales before the book sales open to the general public. Business members will also receive recognition for their participation at all Friends sponsored events.

Please join the Friends and become part of our library’s success. Download the membership form and mail the completed form with your check, payable to The Friends of the Nazareth Library, The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, 295 East Center Street Nazareth, PA 18064.

You are welcome, but never required, to attend the meetings. Meetings for 2020 are on the following Tuesday nights at 6:00pm:

  • January 14
  • March 10
  • May 12
  • July 14
  • September 8
  • November 10

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 finalizing plans for our Teen Room remodel, coming up with book lists curated by our board members, and planning fall events! Meeting will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday Aug. 28 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Sept. 6 3-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 11 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Sept 20 3-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 25 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Oct. 4 3-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Oct. 18 3-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Nov. 1 3-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 6-7:45pm
  • Friday, Nov. 15 3-4:45pm

Perks of joining the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity’s TAB: snacks at meetings, receiving volunteer hours, and the ability to make creative and financial choices involving teen programming & the YA/Teen room renovations.

Requirements to join: Entering 7th to 12th grade, have an MLNV library card, be willing to participate in TAB discussions and voice your opinions, and be willing to respect the opinions, tastes, privacy & choices of others.

Interested in joining the TAB? Want more information? Feel free to e-mail all questions to srozell@nazarethlibrary.org.

Print out an application here and hand it in at the circulation desk!

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