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WHAT'S NEW

Teen Survey
We are looking for teens ages 12-18 to take our short teen interest survey so that we may be better able to serve you. You can pick up a copy of the survey at the library or click here to fill it out on Survey Monkey.

Teen Murder Mystery Program
Come help us solve the murder at the North Pole! Teens age 12-17 can sign up at the library any time. The program will be held on Thursday, December 18th, at 6:00 PM. Email Rachel Robinson at rrobinson@northamptonapl.org or call the library if you have questions.

VOYA's Teen Poetry Contest 2014
Do you like to write poetry? Are you age 12-18? You should enter VOYA's Teen Poetry Contest! Contest submissions may be poems of up to thirty lines on any topic. Type the poem in a Word document. If you don't have Word, stop by the library and use our computers. Include your name, age, town, state AND the sponsor's name, organization/school/library, address, and email address. Name the document file with your last name (Ex: Smith.doc). You can only submit one poem so make it count! Submit all entries to Rachel Robinson at rrobinson@northamptonapl.org by December 27, 2014.

Affordable Care Act Program
Do you have questions about the new healthcare laws? Join us to learn about the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 3rd, from 10 am to 12 noon with a snow date of January 17th. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Blue Monkey Fundraiser
The Friends of NAPL are having a fundraiser at the Blue Monkey on Monday, January 12th, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. See the Friends' page for details.

Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip
The Friends of NAPL are again hosting a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. The trip will be on Friday, March 6th. The theme for the 2015 Flower Show is "Celebrate the Movies". Check out our Friends page for more information.

Library Learning Packets
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.

Holiday Gifts
Check out our selection of stocking stuffers and gifts!
2015 Save Around (Enjoy the City) coupon books for $20 each; a library tote bag for $9; a library drawstring backpack for $4; a Friends of NAPL lunch bag for $5; library miniatures for $3; DVD or Book on CD coupon packs (6 coupons) for $5; and Gertrude Hawk candy bars for $1 each.
We also have The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry book by Carol M. Front, Joan Minton Christopher and Martha Capwell Fox for $20. There is also a selection of Kreidersville Covered Bridge memorabilia: Mugs are $10; Jigsaw Puzzles are $15; unframed black & white prints are $15; framed black & white prints are $20; and framed color prints are $25. A portion of the sale of the book and the Covered Bridge items will go to the library. Stop in any time to see all of these items in person.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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

If you're not sure how to get our free ebooks check out Overdrive's support page! They have videos and written instructions on how to download ebooks for Kindle, Nook, idevices, Android devices and other ereaders.

The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, December 17th. 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, January 27th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, January 28th to discuss To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 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 $9; red insulated lunch bags are $5.00; green drawstring backpacks are $4; 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 the library staff can assist you with your mobile device? Bring in your iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android tablet and your questions and we will gladly help you as much as possible.

If you like to read...
James Patterson, try Patricia Cornwell.

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

 

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