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A Letter from the Director...

Being an avid reader, I always carry material with me for "free" moments. My handbag usually contains a variety of reading materials in various formats. I love summer because it provides more opportunities for "free" reading moments. Summer weather allows for backyard, beach, and poolside reading. Reading with my children in the summer is also fun. Reading new books under a tree or in the evening on the porch brings some of my favorite summer memories.

I encourage you to set aside time this summer to read and to share your passion for reading with others. Encourage the children in your life to choose reading as a free-time activity. Reading proficiently by the end of third grade matters. The KIDS COUNT Program at states that children must be ready to succeed when they get to school (cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically) before they can learn. Children need quality learning opportunities, beginning at birth and continuing in school and during out-of-school time, including summers, to sustain learning gains. 

The Nazareth Library, along with local community partnerships work to help combat summer learning loss by offering free summer reading programs for all ages. The Nazareth Library's 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Libraries Rock" provides children, teens, and adults with unique programming, encouragement to read and ways to participate in community centric activities. Registration is easy, just stop by the library. Readers can enjoy programs, crafts, and reading prizes while tracking their daily/weekly reading. Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 18.

See you at the library!

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador
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Simple Gifts plays a medley showing their various instruments and styles.
Simple Gifts plays a medley showing their various instruments and styles.
Simple Gifts: June 12th

4:30pm: Musical Workshop
  • Ukulele Lessons for everyone ages 8+!
  • Registration is required and space is limited.
  • Sign up TODAY!
6:30pm: Musical Performance
  • Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time! Don't miss this award-winning duo!

Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duoplays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies,  spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.

Simple Gifts is well-known for their outgoing stage presence, which is warm, personal, and accented with humor. These women deliver their music with rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm.

June 18th 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!

Dinosaur Dig,  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,
Opportunities to win iTunes gift cards and more!
Book Discussion Groups,  Author Signing,  Technology Classes,  Opportunities to win gift cards to local businesses!

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00-7:00pm for our annual 
Summer Reading Kickoff Party!
Games ~ Food ~ Activities
Thanks to the Trumbower Hospital Foundation
Don't Miss This 
FREE Event!

Thursday, June 21st ~ 1:00-7:00pm

We are holding a 
community health fair  at the library! 
FREE Health Screenings ~ Speakers
Activities & Information for ALL ages

Community Partners Include:
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Capital Blue Cross 
Nazareth YMCA 
Audiology Services 
Donate 4 Life 
Center for Vision Loss 
Action Karate 
Blue Lotus Yoga and Wellness Center 
...and the list grows daily! 
We are aiming to provide YOU with answers to your health and insurance  questions...while keeping it family friendly and FUN!

The Seed (& Plant!) Exchange Table 
Now through June 29th
Same guidelines apply as to the magazine swap: plants donated by library patrons are available and free for keeping. Your own plant donations will, in turn, be appreciated by other patrons. There is no obligation to donate in order to retrieve plants from the Seed Exchange ... just remember to label and identify the plants! 
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 one or both of our Preschool Open Houses this summer! 
To accommodate different schedules, we are offering a daytime session in June, and an evening session in July.

Daytime Open House
Wednesday, June 27 @ 10am - 2pm
Meet with  Love-A-Lot Nursery School Nazareth Montessori Preschool , Holy Family Preschool , and Nazareth YMCA Preschool. 
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 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, June 13th, 6:30-8:00pm
Nazzies Book Club**
Friday, June 22, 10:30am
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

**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)
Technology Class: Google Suite
Thursday,  June 28th ~ 4:00pm 

Set up a gmail account, and from there learn how to utilize programs in the Google Suite (e.g., Google Docs). 

Register at the Main Circulation Desk to reserve a computer workstation, space is limited to 8. When the seats are filled, you are more than welcome to pull up a chair to listen to the class with or without your own laptop!
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
Dinosaur Dig!
Monday,  June 25th ~ 2:00-3:00pm 
(Ages 5 and up)

Jr. paleontologists will learn about fossils and go on a dig to find dinosaur bones! 

Registration is required ; register at the Children's Desk starting June 18th. Limit 50 children.
Story Time & Take Home Craft
Tuesday,  June 26th ~ 6:30 - 7:15pm 
@ 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 then you'll take home a craft-in-a-bag! Register at the Children's Desk starting June 19th; limit 20 children.
Teen Pizza Night
Tuesday, June 26th ~ 6:00-7:45pm 
Enjoy pizza with friends!

This event is for  high school teen patrons only !
Family Craft Night
Wednesday, June 27th ~ 6:30-7:15pm 

Join Miss Carol for her very popular crafts! Limit 30, register on children's floor beginning June 20th.
Teen Game Day
Saturday, June 30th ~ 12:30-3:30pm 
Board games, snacks, and drinks provided!

This event is for  high school teen patrons only !
There are NO daytime Story Times and Shake & Boogie 
June 1 - 15th!
Evening Story Time!
Wednesday, June 13th ~ 6:30-7:00pm

Wind down your hectic summer day with a 
relaxing evening of stories!
These programs are part of a PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
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We are planning for a very exciting and busy Summer! 
Keep an eye out for the July Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and our  website for details,
we are constantly adding new events! Here's a sneak peek at July!

EVERY Monday in July, 10:30am - Noon: Wee Build

EVERY Tuesday in July, 1pm (weather permitting): Story Time at the Nazareth Borough Pool!

EVERY Friday in July, 10:30-Noon: STEM

Tuesday, 7/3, 12:30-3:00pm: Teen Board Games

Tuesday, 7/10, 12:30-3:00pm: Teen Board Games

Wednesday, 7/11, 6:30-7:30pm: Mad Science of the Lehigh Valley (ages 6+)

Wednesday, 7/11, 6:30pm: Nazareth Book Club

Thursday, 7/12, 4-5pm: Coding Club (Grades 4-8) - Week 1 of 4

Thursday, 7/12, 6:30-7:30pm: READ to the PUPS! (Must have completed Kindergarten)

Monday, 7/16, 10:30-11:30am: Brunch Bunch

Tuesday, 7/17, 12:30-3:00pm: Teen Board Games

Wednesday, 7/18, 4pm-7:30pm: Preschool Open House

Wednesday, 7/18, 6:30-7:30pm: Musical Performance by Dave Fry!

Thursday, 7/19, 4-5pm: Coding Club (Grades 4-8) - Week 2 of 4

Thursday, 7/19, 6:30-7:30pm: READ to the PUPS!

Tuesday, 7/24, 9:30-10:15am: Story Time & Take-Home Craft at Tuskes Field Pavilion

Tuesday, 7/24, 6:00-7:45pm: Teen Pizza Night!

Wednesday, 7/25, 6:30-7:15pm: Family Craft Night

Thursday, 7/26, 4-5: Coding Club (Grades 4-8) - Week 3 of 4

Thursday, 7/26, 6:30-7:30pm: READ to the PUPS! (Must have completed Kindergarten)

Monday, 7/30, 10:30-11:30am: Brunch Bunch

Tuesday, 7/31, 12:30-3:00pm: Teen Board Games 

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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