A Letter from the Director...

As we enter the early part of July, we are all feeling that the summer heat arrived with vengeance. Our natural reaction is to retreat to cool places such as the library. However, as many of you know the air conditioning system in the library does not work properly. As a result, several areas in the building tend to get warm and uncomfortable because of the lack of cool air circulation. The reason for the air conditioning issues reside in the design of the cooling system. These design issues require resolution in order for the system to work properly.

In response to the malfunctioning air conditioning, the library purchased several temporary space air conditioners. We hope that these units keep the temperatures down so that our patrons can truly enjoy hot summer days in the library.

There is not a projected timeline to correct the air conditioning issues. However, the Library Board of Directors is working closely with the Borough of Nazareth to reach a resolution. On behalf of the Library Board of Directors and Library Staff, we would like to thank our patrons for their patience and understanding while we work to resolve the air conditioning issues.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the current state of the library's air conditioning system, please contact me via email at hbennett@nazarethlibrary.org.

See you at the library!

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador
Blandine Neeleman, Volunteer
Blandine has been a volunteer with the library for 3 years. She not only comes in each week to shelve books, but she was an integral part of the Mini-Golf for the Library event  held at the library in March.

She enjoys reading novels, essays, and comics. Blandine recommends patrons read "The Little Prince," by Antoine de St ExupĂ©ry. "This subtle and beautiful observation about life and human nature, and as the Fox said, 'And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.'" 
As for other library resources, she feels the most important is the ability for patrons to access PCs, the internet, newspapers, and temporary exhibitions.

In Blandine's spare time, she enjoys listening to music, gardening, cooking, playing the piano, reading, day dreaming, and traveling. She feels the Evening Story Time at the library is a great program. "Story telling at bed time is important. To me, it must be a very special and bonding moment for the little ones and their parents."
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We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of the holiday.  We will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 5th.

Our Saturday Summer Hours will begin on Saturday, July 7th. Please note that we will be open from 9am-1pm every Saturday in July and August.
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.

Now through August 11th

This program is designed to encourage EVERYONE to read during the summer. This year's theme is Libraries Rock and the program consists of multiple opportunities to WIN prizes and gift cards that are geared towards children, teens, and adults!

Here are just a few of the amazing programs we have planned for this summer!

Family Craft Nights, Off-site Story Times, Coding Club, Mad Science of the Lehigh Valley, Reading to the Pups, Brunch Bunch, Painting Class, musical performance by Dave Fry, and the Red Carpet Event!

Pizza Nights, Game Days, Challenges, Opportunities to win iTunes gift cards and more!

Book Discussion Groups, Author Signing, Technology Classes, Opportunities to win gift cards to local businesses!
Dave Fry in CONCERT!
Wednesday, July 18th ~ 6:30-7:30pm

A folksinger: adult, children's and family-music performer - arts educator/entrepreneur and good-time rascal, all rolled up in one!

Dave's concerts feature both traditional and contemporary folk music, spliced together with guitar, mandolin, banjo, wry and spontaneous commentary on American family life, and plenty of participation on everyone's part. 

Dave Fry is unique in his ability to entertain all ages, and he builds a sense of community everywhere he performs.

Registration is required, limit 50, registration opens at the Children's Desk on 7/11.
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
Are you looking to register your toddler into a local PRESCHOOL program this September? 

Gather information on your early education options by talking with multiple p reschool representatives in one stop at our Preschool Open House! 

Evening Open House
Wednesday, July 18 @ 4 - 7:30pm
  Meet with  Love-A-Lot Nursery School Nazareth Montessori Preschool , Holy Family Preschool , and St. John's Lutheran Daycare (Preschool).  
*Preschool Open House registrations are still being accepted, a final list of participating preschools will be provided the day of the event and on social media beginning the week before the event.
Book Discussion Groups
All groups welcome new members, and meetings take place in the
Library living room.

Nazareth Book Club
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:00pm
Nazzies Book Club**
Friday, August 17, 10:30am
The Book of Unknown Americans
by Cristina Henriquez
The Kommandant's Girl
by Pam Jenoff

**The first 10 people to register for the Nazzies Book Club will receive a free copy of the book;   a sign-up sheet is available at the Main Circulation Desk.
(A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy)
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
Building Fun for School-Age Children!
EVERY Friday in July ~  10:30-12:00pm 

Teen Patrons ONLY
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 31

Beat the heat at the library while hanging out with your friends -- board games, snacks, and drinks provided!
Teen Patrons ONLY
Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Mad Science of the Lehigh Valley
Wednesday,  July 11th ~ 6:30-7:30pm 
(Ages 6 and up)
This is a workshop on SOUNDS! 

Registration is required ; register at the Children's Desk starting July 2nd. Limit 50 children.
Coding Club
Grades 4-8
Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2)

An introduction into the world of game animation using Google Passport! Must bring headphones. 

Limit 8 children and must be able to attend all 4 sessions. A $20 refundable deposit is required at sign-up (money returned unless two or more classes are missed). 
*Note: This program is currently full
Read to the Pups!
Thursdays,  July 12, 19, 26, 6:30-7:30pm 
(Children must have completed Kindergarten)

Bring a book to read to a new furry friend!

Registration is required ; register at the Children's Desk one week prior to the event. Limit 16 children.
Brunch Bunch!
Mondays, July 16 and 30 ~ 10:30-11:30am 
(Grades K-1, 2-3, & 4-5)

Book discussion & snacks for 3 different age groups at the same time. 

Registration opened 6/18, limit 12 children per session.
You receive your book (to keep!) upon registration.

Story Time & Take Home Craft
Tuesday,  July 24th ~ 9:30 - 10:15pm 
@ Tuskes Field Pavillion

Join us for an off-site event in Upper Nazareth! We'll be located in the pavillion to read a few books and listen to some music, and then you'll take home a craft-in-a-bag! Register at the Children's Desk starting June 17th; limit 20 children.
Teen Pizza Night
Tuesday, July 24th ~ 6:00-7:45pm 

Enjoy pizza with friends!

This event is for  high school teen patrons only !
Family Craft Night
Wednesday, July 25th ~ 6:30-7:15pm 

Join Miss Carol for her very popular crafts! Limit 30, register on children's floor beginning July 18th.
WEE Build
EVERY Monday in July

Building Fun for  Preschoolers!
Outside Storytime @ the
Nazareth Borough Park Gazebo
EVERY Tuesday in July ( weather permitting) 1:00pm

Take a break from swimming or playing on the playground to enjoy some stories and songs in the shade!
These programs are part of a PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
Thank you
Summit Station Construction 
for sponsoring our July Newsletter!

Summit Station Construction has been in b usiness in the Lehigh Valley for 7
 years, started in 2009 by owner/operator Ryan Reeser. 

Our goal is to provide a high quality yet affordable service to our customers. We take great pride in each project and devote ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standard.

We boost your curb appeal  and help you achieve the vision you've always had for your outdoor spaces. 
We are pleased to offer the following outdoor services, from cosmetic to structural repairs:
  • Full service tree care, including trimming, pruning, and removal
  • Stump grinding
  • Paver patios and sidewalks
  • Retaining walls
  • Concrete work and excavating
Check out our gallery on our website, and on Facebook!

We are located in the Lehigh Valley, feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Ryan Reeser
Phone: 610-704-1644
Email: ryanreeser@gmail.com
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All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
We are planning for a very exciting and busy Summer! 
Keep an eye out for the August Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and our  website for details,
we are constantly adding new events -- here's a sneak peek at August!

Wednesday, 8/1, 6:00-7:30pm:  Painting Class with Jen (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, 8/2, 4-5pm:  Coding Club (Grades 4-8) - Week 4 of 4
Thursday, 8/2, 6:30-7:30pm: READ to the PUPS! 
Fridays, 8/3 & 8/10, 10:30-Noon: STEM 
Monday, 8/6, 10:30-Noon: Wee Build 
Wednesday, 8/8, 6:30: Nazareth Book Club, "The Boys in the Boat," by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, 8/15, 6:00-7:00pm: Red Carpet Event! 
Thursday, 8/16, 6:30pm: Local Author Book Talk & Signing ( Bob Hampton, Pastor of Bushkill Township Church, Faith Family Fellowship, will present a book talk and signing of his lasted book, "The Church That Miracles Built.")
Friday, 8/17, 10:30am: Nazzies Book Club, "The Kommandant's Girl," by Pam Jenoff
Thank you to the Nazareth Women's Club  for their generous donation to the library. We are grateful for the group's continued support and dedication to our community.

On Thursday, June 21st, we held our first Community Health Fair thanks to the  Trumbower Hospital Foundation Health Initiative!

We'd like to thank our partners in this successful event, and we encourage you to consider them as your top choice when looking to fulfill needs in their areas of expertise!
~ Action Karate ~ Audiology Services ~ Blue Lotus Yoga & Wellness Center ~
~ Capital Blue Cross ~ Center for Vision Loss ~ Doc McStuffins ~
~ Gift of Life Donor Program ~ Lehigh Valley Health Network ~ Nazareth Chiropractic ~
~ Nazareth YMCA ~ Silver Crest Insurance ~ Taking Pounds Off Sensibly ~
Thank You for Your Generous Donations...

William and Marie Fogel (in memory of Troy Fogel) 
Panick Family (in memory of James Hartman)

Nazareth HS Class of 1959 (in memory of Maryellen Werkheiser)

Nazareth HS Class of 1959 (in memory of Ray Sandt)

Alice Yeakel (in memory of Sharon Frankenfield)

Joanne Messenlehner (in memory of Ed Messenlehner)

Jeffrey and Linda Frack (in memory of Elmer Yeakel)

Drs Victor and Lurline Whittaker and Valene Whittaker 
(in memory of Sharon Frankenfield)
Ruth Hailperin

Joseph Spadoni

Lions Club of Hecktown

GFWC PA Nazareth Womans Club


A gift to your library is a gift to yourself. 
Over the years, patrons and friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity have made contributions in a variety of ways. They have taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce the cost of gifts through tax savings, while at the same time maintaining or increasing their value to the library. Memorial and other special gifts are a meaningful way of paying tribute or recognizing a special achievement. Contributions to the Library are tax deductible. 
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