Children's Book Week Family Story & Craft
Children's Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth. Celebrate the love of books at the library by participating in this program on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., or on Wednesday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. Register at the library for this program.
Rubber Stamping & Card Making Class
There will be a Rubber Stamping and Card Making Class at the library on Monday, May 20th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Participants will learn a stamping technique and create 2 projects using Stampin' Up! products. The fee for the class is $10 and $2 of the fee will go to the library. Register by Saturday, May 18th at the library.
Family Fun Day
The Friends of NAPL are having Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 1st from 9 AM to Noon. There will be sand art necklaces, Rita's Italian Ice, balloon animals and more. The registration for the library's Summer Children's Programs will also begin that day. Family Fun Day is free!
Bus Trip-There are still spots available-call the library!
The Friends of NAPL are having a bus trip on Friday, June 21st, to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. Click here for details.
Mobile Device Open House
The Library will be having a Mobile Device Open House on Thursday, June 6, at 6:00 PM. Come in and try out an iPad, Galaxy Tablet, Nook, and Kindle Fire. No registration is required.
Volunteers Needed for Teen Cyber Space
We are looking for community volunteers to provide computer instruction or to present short programs on topics such as study skills, career planning, life skills, and hobbies. We also need volunteers to monitor the room to help things run smoothly. If you are interested in presenting a program or spending an hour or more a week helping with this project please contact Melissa Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-262-7537.
We Need You!
The NAPL Board of Trustees has one vacancy. If you would like more information on the Board positions please click here.
You can now access Cypress Resume either at the library or from home. Click here to create quick and easy resumes and cover letters.
FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! Click here for more information
The next Stitch-In meeting will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 15th. Joseph Garrera, the Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, will be speaking. 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 28th at 7:00 PM.
6:30 and a Book will be meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd to discuss Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.
Teen Cyber Space is now open!
The Teen Cyber Space (TCS) is an after school program which provides teens with their own area within the library where they can study, socialize, and learn. Laptop and tablet computers are provided for their use. This space is open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 PM when the Northampton Area School District has school. All teens using the TCS need to sign the policy form for the room. Click here for a copy of the policy. If you are using the tablets or laptops you need to have a parent sign the Internet Policy Form at the front desk in the library.
Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio software is available free to teachers and schools. Click here for more information.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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 cell phones for recycling. Cell phones and accessories may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours.
The Friends of NAPL have 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.
The library and the Friends of NAPL are selling the following items: Enjoy the City (Save Around) Coupon Books are $20; Dining Discount Cards are $10 ;library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; green canvas backpacks 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 children can get their own library card when they turn 5 or are registered for kindergarten?
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