August 2019
Summer Wrap-Up
Summer Reading 2019 was a Tremendous Success!  

The library offered over 20 special programs throughout the 8-week period in addition to our  story timesShake & Boogie, and  WEE Build which we offer year round.  The special programs included the  Franklin Institute, which was sponsored by the Friends of the Library;  craft nights with Miss Carol; children's cooking classMakerSpaces; a stuffed animal sleepover;  Coding Clubsart with Gina DevlinBrunch Bunch, book clubs for the children;  Nazareth Day activities (more information on event below);  Didgeridoo Down Under, where the children learned about the Australian instrument, Didgeridoo; and our ever popular  Read to the Pups which was held for four consecutive weeks.  Over 10,000 items were checked out from the Children's Department during summer reading!

Cooking Class
Frankin Institute
Didgeridoo Down Under

Teens and Adults had a busy summer as well! Programming included and educational evening commemorating the moon landing's 50th anniversary,  Fly Me to the Moon; a Pride Month CelebrationDIY classes for adults and teens for creating terrariums; monthly adult book discussion groups; Valiant Veterans (a program honoring our veterans, see below for more details), an engaging evening with John Adams, and the Teen Advisory Board!
Fly Me to the Moon
Adult DIY Class
John Adams

Thank you to everyone who  participated this summer!
Mark Your Calendars!
Touch a Truck
10th Anniversary
Saturday, October 5th
10am - 2pm
Bushkill Township Recreation Fields
(1114 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth)

Join us for this annual community event! We are on track to have more vehicles than ever before, PLUS we will have a Princess Pavilion made magical with visits from both Merida & Anna! As always, we will have a concession stand for made-to-order hot breakfast & lunch foods, crafts, a bake sale, and of course, vehicles galore! Don't miss this event -- tickets go on sale in September; keep in touch for details!
Gabe the Llama!

We would like to extend a big thank you to Ryan Reeser of the family-operated farm, Reeser's Farm in Moore Township, for rescuing this gentle giant, providing him with a loving home, and coordinating his visits to the library!
Gabe the Llama made a few appearances at our outdoor summer story times, much to the delight for children and adults alike!

Keep an eye out for more visits!
Nazareth Day
Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Us Celebrate 
Nazareth Day!
On Saturday, July 20, we welcomed visitors to the library for a fun-filled day! 
From Princesses Cinderella & Belle to an outdoor inflatable obstacle course to Escape Room Experiences, we had something for everyone (including air conditioning, water, and popcorn!). With the Nazareth Day shuttle making a stop at the library, it was an easy & relaxing stop for many!  We would like to thank the Nazareth Business Council for coordinating the shuttle stop at the library on this very warm day!

(And, due to the overwhelming popularity of the Escape Room Experience, we will be holding more experiences in the coming months! Stay in touch for details!)

Be sure to add us to your Nazareth Day celebrations in 2020!
Valiant Veterans
We'd like to thank Google and the American Library Association for providing us with the opportunity to present a day-long event for our local heroes. 

On Friday, July 26th, we held Valiant Veterans; this event provided local veterans with programs, workshops, one-on-one assistance with technology and resume/job search support, and a time to connect with one another (with a service dog!). 
This productive day concluded with a moving flag ceremony and a presentation of stars to our veterans.  

We would like to thank Susan Kirk, of Bushkill Township for representing Stars for Troops, Inc. at this program.
Special Hours
Please note the the library will be closed all day on Saturday, August 31st  and Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 10am.

Our Saturday summer hours (9am-1pm) end in August; starting September 7th, we will return to our regular Saturday hours (9am-4pm).