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WHAT'S NEW

Library Makeover
The library will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 17th and will reopen at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 12th. Loan periods will automatically be extended. No fines will be collected during this time. Nothing is due while we are closed. Please do not use the media drop or book drop during this time. Some materials will be unavailable the week before closing. We will need volunteers to help pack and unpack books on April 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th & 30th, and May 5th. There will be two shifts per day, from 9 to noon and from 1:00 pm to 4 pm. We will also need people to help move larger items on Thursday, April 17th & 24th and May 1st. If you are interested in helping, please contact Melissa Hawk at 610-262-7537 or mhawk@northamptonapl.org .

Job Gateway
Job Gateway is the state's premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge. Click here to use Job Gateway.

Children's Book Week Storytime
There will be a storytime held on Tuesday, May 13th, at 10:00 AM to celebrate Children's Book Week. See our Family Programs page for more information.

Bookflix
Bookflix is now available on iPads, iPods, and iPhones.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! Click here for more information

The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, April 16th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 28th to discuss Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Cyber Space
The Community Room is open from 2:30-4:45pm Monday through Thursday for teens ages 12 through 18 on days that school is in session. This space has comfortable furniture, iPads, netbooks and other computers to use for homework, social media, apps, gamest, etc. There will be staff members and volunteers on hand to help with reasearch, homework or tech questions. To sign out a device you need to bring an ID (School ID or Library Card) and you must have an Internet Policy Form signed by a parent or guardian on file at the front desk.

Attention Homeschoolers:
If you would like to learn about the resources available to you from the NAPL, including Homeschooling Magazine and online databases, please call to set up a tour and orientation session with our Children's Librarian Cheryl DiGiacomo or email her at cdigiacomo@northamptonapl.org .

 

ALSO AT THE LIBRARY

Northampton Area School District Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan of the Northampton Area School District for 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2016 is available for public inspection. Click here to see the plan.

Collecting Items
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the Animal Food Bank? Drop off your non-perishable food items and your pet food items at the library any time that we're open. We also collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours.

Disc Repair
The Friends of NAPL purchased a disc repair machine for the library! As a service to our patrons, we are willing to clean and repair your music CDs, DVDs, Books on CD, CD-ROMs, or system games for a donation of $2 each, limit 5 discs per month per patron. For more information, ask any library staff member.

Fundraisers
The library and the Friends of NAPL are selling the following items: Enjoy the City (Save Around) Coupon Books are $20; library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; and Gertrude Hawk candy bars are $1 each. Stop by the library and pick up some of these great items.

Free Online Courses
Check out the online courses available through Recorded Books. Universal Class has over 500 online courses that are free to any library patron with a valid library card and an email address. Click here for more information. Click here to register. Click the icon above to go to the Universal Class home page to log in.

Free Audio & eBooks
Download FREE digital audio and ebooks through Valley Downloadable Library! All you need to access them is a valid library card. The books work with the Kindle, Nook, iPod and many more devices. There is a one-time software download that is required in order to use Valley Downloadable Library. It is available at www.overdrive.com .

Did you know...
that you can access thousands of Associate Press photos? Click on the POWER Library icon near the top of the page.


Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.

 

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