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December 2015

Dear (Contact First Name),
As the days become shorter and chillier, we decorate our community with lights and anticipate the winter festivities with family and friends.  The change in seasons comes with a big change for the library as well, as we say goodbye and best wishes to our Library Director, Rochelle Levin.  Assistant Director Catherine Stewart will be acting as interim director while a search is conducted to fill the position. 

In the meantime, take a break from the bustle of the holidays and stop by the library for a good book.  Bring your coffee or hot chocolate (we won't scold you!) and browse through the holiday ideas in our collection of magazines, or take home a recipe book for your holiday meal planning. 

Take a look at what's going on this month at the library in the sections below, and we send you warm wishes for a wonderful start to winter!

The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Staff
Library Events
December Library Closings
Friday, Dec. 4th  at 4pm
Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 5pm
Thursday, Dec. 24th
Friday, Dec. 25th
Thursday, Dec. 31st
Friday, Jan. 1st
Thanks to the Friends for a Successful Fall Book Sale
On behalf of the Library, thank you to the Friends and the community for the successful November book sale. The Friends volunteered hundreds of hours sorting and organizing the thousands of books, puzzles, DVDs and more that the generous community-minded individuals donated to the Library.

And, thank you to the public who took time from their busy schedules to visit the book sale and purchase the items. Your work and donations resulted in over $4000 in sales! Monies raised will go towards the purchase of books for adults, teens, and children.

Please consider joining the Friends. The Friends meet bi-monthly on the third Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. The dates for 2016 are: January 19th, March 15th, May 17th, July 19th, September 20th, and November 15th.
Children's Programming Break
The Library's popular drop-in programs Baby and Me, Read to Me, and Todd ler Boogie will take a two-week
holiday break from Tuesday, December 22nd to Thursday, December 31st.
Miss Catherine, Miss Alice and Miss Janet would love to have you join us in 2016.

We'll begin again on Tuesday, January 5th.  
A schedule of our Storytimes and Toddler Boogie can be found here.  
Adult Programming Survey
Did you have a chance to take our Adult Programming Survey? We are busy planning activities for the 2016 calendar, and we want your input about what programs you'd like to see at the Library.  Are you passionate about history or interested in technology classes?  Do you want to learn how to do a craft or would you like to sit back and enjoy some live music in our living room?  Please help us in our goal to offer you a slate of programs that fit your needs and interests by filling out this short survey.
Christmas in Nazareth
Christmas in Nazareth , a community-wide celebration of the holiday season, will take place on Saturday, December 12th at various times and locations throughout Nazareth, PA.

The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity will be
visited by Santa from 1pm to 3pm in our living room (free event, no registration necessary).  At the same time, Claude Shappelle will be singing and strumming your favorite holiday and season songs.  Stop by the Library anytime  10am to 5pm, and check out our adult and children's holiday books, including stories, cookbooks, gift, craft and decorating ideas.

The Moravian Historical Society will be selling tickets for their Historic Nazareth holiday walking tour that leaves every hour from the Whitefield House and ends at Nazareth Moravian Church.  Tickets for romantic carriage rides through historic downtown Nazareth are also available for purchase.  In addition, there will be an Artisans Village Tent on the Whitefield House grounds.  Please visit the Moravian Historical Society's webpage for a complete listing of community partners and activities.
Nazareth Memories Book
Need a Christmas gift for that special Nazareth resident?
Nazareth Memories , a book of fond recollections of Nazareth written by 22 former and current long-time residents in tribute to Nazareth's 275th anniversary, is available for purchase at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. 
Authors reminisce growing up in Nazareth and their memories of the Library, neighborhood stores, parades, the theaters, and the people of Nazareth.  Contributors include Dr. John Hoch, Willard Werkheiser, Judy Byrnes Greenhalgh, Vic Weiss, Alice and Elmer Yeakel and Joan (Hagenbuch) Duncan.  Vic, 100, was a popular baseball figure and Joan wrote about Christmas in Nazareth.  Copies are limited.  
The cost is $10.00.
Supporting the Library
Fundraising and donations throughout the year help the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to bridge the gap between government funding and the full cost of providing quality programs and service. From purchasing delicious chocolate bars at the circulation desk to contributing to our 2015 annual library campaign, we appreciate your support.

We invite you to visit our HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIBRARY page
for additional ways you can support our library such as honoring an indiv idual throug h a bookplate dedication, participating in gift-matching programs at your place of employment, or selecting Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity as the organization to receive AmazonSmile's do nation if you are an Amazon shopper.  Everyone's community spirit and support of the library are truly appreciated.

The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity is also a 501(c)3 library. All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for supporting the Library!