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WHAT'S NEW

Board Vacancy
There is currently a vacancy on the Library's Board of Trustees. To see a list of responsibilities for the position and for contact info, please click here.

"Art of the Brick" Bus Trip
"Art of the Brick"exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Click HERE to see more about the exhibit. The trip will be held on Friday, June 19. The cost is $50 for ages 3-11 and $60 for anyone age 12 or older. The cost includes the bus, driver's tip, and admission to the Franklin Institute along with the special exhibit. Lunch is on your own. The bus leaves from the Northampton Recreation Center at 8:00 AM and will return at about 6:00 PM. You can register and pay for the trip at the library. The deadline to pay is Thursday, May 28th.

Family Fun Day
Our annual Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 6th, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Registration for our Children and Teen Summer Programs will begin at Family Fun Day. The programs fill up quickly so try to be here that day. We will have gifts for the children, sand art, Rita's Italian Ice and more!

Hampton Lanes Fundraiser
The Friends of NAPL are holding a fundraiser at Hampton Lanes on Sunday, June 28th. The cost is $15 for age 11 and older and $10 for age 10 and under. This includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental. Tickets may be purchased at the library. Please get your tickets as early as possible so we have an accurate count. We will also have a 50/50 raffle at Hampton Lanes that day.

Blood Pressure Screening
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be holding blood pressure screenings here at the library on the second Monday of every month. The next screening is Monday, June 8, from 10:00 AM to Noon. This is a FREE clinic. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 610-250-1825.

Cement News Now Digital
Thanks to the Atlas Cement Museum, the Cement News is now available digitally. Click the link on the left of this page to view .pdf files of each issue.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS, Etc.

We now have Library Learning Packets! If you would like to teach your children library behavior, how to treat books, the Dewey Decimal system and more, then check out the Library Learning Packets! You can print the pdf file so the children can work on the activity sheets.

FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! We also have free computer instruction Saturday mornings! Click here for more information

We have started a new program called "Tech Talk". The program will be held on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Participants should bring their iPads, Kindles, Nooks, or other tablets to the group. The staff will answer any questions you may have about using your device. We can cover such topics as: how to download e-books, selecting and using apps, downloading music, e-mail, and Facebook. No registration is required and the program is free.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 20th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Gary Maursky 484-224-6155.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 27th to discuss In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Cyber Space
(October through May)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 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 Lehigh Valley 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 collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours. We also take Redner's receipts. We collect them and send them to Redner's. We receive 1% of the total of each receipt. The receipts must have the Redner's Save-A-Tape total on them to be eligible.

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 $3; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; red insulated lunch bags are $8.00; green drawstring backpacks are $5; 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 check out magazines for three weeks? We have a great selection of magazines! Stop in to check them out.

If you like to read...
David Baldacci, try Brad Meltzer.

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

 

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