July 2020
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A Letter from the Director...
July is here and as we begin to cautiously return to normal activity, the library staff is committed to the safety of our community. We are so happy to see our patrons coming to the library to return books and request curbside services. This month, we will begin to safely welcome all of you back into the building to use the library technology and browse the collection. The staff is grateful for your cooperation as we encourage everyone to wear a mask and social distance.

Some changes you will notice when you visit the library include that we created a pop-up children's department on the first floor. This will allow children to browse the children's collection in a more spacious environment. A self-check-out station is available on the first floor of the library so that interactions are kept at a minimum. The library computers have been dressed with keyboard and mouse protectors which are cleaned in between each use.

As we enter this traditionally carefree summer month, we are more cautious of our actions and behaviors than before. However, the sun shines brightly, new books are being cataloged for you to enjoy, and summer programming looks different but is engaging, fun, and convenient. There are computers available for you and there are many resources available to you through our electronic resources.

Let's enjoy these days of summer. I encourage you to rely on the library for your source of relaxation, creativity, and educational resource. Sarah Dessen wrote in her novel, Along for the Ride, "In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible."

Stay safe and well.

See you at the library,

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Inf ormation Conductor, and Community Ambassador
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Happy Reading!
Steps Towards Reopening Our Doors

You can drop off your borrowed items at the library: 
  • Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm, 
  • Plus, Tuesday and Thursday, 4-6:30pm. 

The drop-off will take place outside, in case of questionable weather, please check our  website or call the library (610-759-4932).

Click here for a short how-to video on returning your items!
Curbside Service with myLIBRO!

Explore our new curbside service available for download on Google Play and App Store.  This service will allow you to select materials remotely from your mobile device and schedule curbside pick up at the library.  

How to Create Your Account
  1. Download the myLibro app (available on iOS and the Google store).
  2. To create a new account click "Create myLIBRO account"
  3. Find "Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity" on the dropdown menu. 
  4. Fill in the required information. PLEASE NOTE: Your library card number should include all 14 digits on your card. Do not include spaces. Your library pin will be the last four digits of the phone number the MLNV has on file under your account UNLESS you had previously changed your PIN. For help with your library card number or pin number reach out to srozell@nazarethlibrary.org
  5. Follow along with the Quick Tour or watch the Mini-Intro video made by staff
Summer Reading Program 2020

Our Summer Reading Program is going virtual this summer!  
Registration for the program opens June 8th,
the program runs Monday, June 15th through Saturday, August 8th!

Please visit the  Summer Reading Program section of our website to register, 
and for additional information!
July Events & Special Activities!

Click  here for more information on this event.

Registration is required; email  outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by June 28th to receive a link to the program.

Test your YA trivia knowledge on  Tuesday, July 7th @ 3pm registration is required, email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by the day before the event to receive a link to the program (please include title of the program in the subject).

Click here for more information on this program.

Registration is required program; email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by June 30th to receive the link the day of the event (please include title of the program in the subject)

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has put together a  digital escape room  f or the  Fourth of July! 

The link to the escape room will be shared on our social media on July 1st and 
stay open until July 8th!

Those who complete the Escape Room room within the week time-period will be entered to win a Summer-Themed raffle basket! 

Enjoy a stroll along the library grounds as you walk through the book, 
I Spy a Dinosaur's Eye starting July 6th!

Click here for more information on this event.

Registration is required; email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org  by July 8th to receive a link to the program.

YA Author Event on Tuesday, July 14th @ 3pm

Join Miss Shelby and local YA author, Scott Morro as they discuss Scott's upcoming book, 
The Washington Pursuit (available September 2020), his experience as a writer, and how his everyday life affects his writing. 

Registration is required for this programplease email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by July 13th to receive the link the day of the event (please include title of the program in the subject)!

It's online trivia happy hour for adults; BYOB and test your general trivia knowledge on  Wednesdays, July 15th & June 29th @ 6:30pm Registration is required, email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by the day before the event to receive a link to the program (please include title of the program in the subject)!

Join the Tween Book Club Tuesday, July 21st at 3pm!

Join Miss Shelby for an awesome book club where YOU get to vote on the book we read! This book club is designed for readers going into grades 7-8. 

Make sure to cast your vote here

Voting will close on July 6th. The final book choice will be revealed on July 7th through our social media, but all registered participants will also receive an email with this information. 

Registration for this event is required, email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org by July 20th to register for this event.

Join us on  Facebook  for a very royal LIVE story time and sing-along with Belle on Tuesday, June 21st @ 6:30pm!

This two-part series will provide insight into what a day in the life is like for different professionals in our community. To learn more about these panel discussions, click here for July 21st event, and click here for the August 6th event.

Registration is required; email  outreach@nazarethlibrary.org  by the day before the event (with the event title in the subject) to receive a link to the program.
A Harry Potter Themed Digital Escape Room: LIVE! 

Match your wits against this digital escape room from the comfort of your own home on
Tuesday, July 28th at 3pm

Registration is required for this LIVE event,  please email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org   by July 27th for the link (please include title of the program in the subject) !
EVERY Monday during Summer Reading Program
Starting the Second Week of Summer Reading, 
Take Advantage of  Alternating Great Digital Activities!

Visit our Facebook page for the link to Science Tellers  "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress" on the following Mondays:  July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd.

This   45-minute Science program has two parts:  1)  An energetic performer will act out a lively and interactive tale.  As the story unfolds, they'll use science experiments as awesome special effects to make the story come to life.  2)  You'll go behind the scenes  to uncover the amazing science behind these special effects as they conduct them again!
Digital Escape Rooms!

Look for links on our Facebook page to our digital escape rooms at 3pm on the following dates...

June 29th: Marvel
July 13th: Harry Potter
July 27th: Harry Potter
EVERY Tuesday during Summer Reading Program
Shake & Boogie Returns!
Enjoy live programming of Shake & Boogie every Tuesday at 10:30am via Facebook

 These live programs will run throughout Summer Reading Program, now through the week of August 2nd.
EVERY Wednesday during Summer Reading Program

Children can have fun while developing higher level thinking skills with Joe's weekly STEM challenges! These videos will be posted on Facebook every Wednesday morning (now through August 5th) at 10:30am -- please share your pictures in the comments section below the video, we'd love to see what you do!

EVERY Thursday During Summer Reading Program

Enjoy live programming of Story Times every Thursday at 10:30am via Facebook

 These live programs will run throughout Summer Reading Program, now through the week of August 2nd.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings will resume 
every Thursday at 3pm (through August 6th)! Email
srozell@nazarethlibrary.org for more information and a meeting link!

EVERY Friday During Summer Reading Program
Kid-Friendly Fridays 
Will Alternate Between Two Fantastic Activities!

Join us for Disney & Kid-Friendly Trivia, fun for children AND adults on 
Fridays at 2pm,  July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st

Registration is required, please email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org  by the day before the event to receive a link to the program.
Take & Make Craft Kits!

Stop by the library on the following  Fridays between 11am-12noon to pick up your craft kit, and don't forget to tag us on social media with your finished projects so we can share them on our Facebook and Instagram stories!

Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis on the following days:
Friday, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th.

More Upcoming Events!
Slice of Brooklyn Bus Trip
Please note the date change; it will be the same itinerary and time frame, simply a change in the date. Tickets are available online!

Sunday, September 20th ~ 8:30am to (approximately) 7pm

Join us for a fun-filled day by visiting  Grimaldi's Pizza (under the Brooklyn Bridge);   L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst;  various Brooklyn neighborhoods;  movie locations; and  Coney Island boardwalk. 

The ticket price is $110 per person, and this price includes bus, gratuities, two slices of pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage at both pizzerias.

Reserve your spot early -- space is limited! You can pay by cash/check/credit card at the library, or online. Note: payment must be made in full, and is non-refundable.

For more information and/or to reserve your spot online, please visit our website.
 We Have So Much to Offer from A Distance!
You can access our digital library 24/7 with a library card!

Register for a card from the comfort of your own home; click here to fill out the online form, and a librarian will contact you.

Happy Reading!

If you or someone you know needs help with technology,  Joe (MLNV's Technology Coordinator) is available to help!   Email jmcmaster@nazarethlibrary.org or call 610-759-4932 x6 to set up a time for your "virtual" one-on-one technology session.

Note: You must have a valid library card to take advantage of this free service.
eBooks, Audiobooks, and MORE!

Although the library building is closed, you are still able to check out books 24/7; anyone with an active library card can borrow electronic materials from our website!
    1. Go to our website.
    2. Click the Collections menu.
    3. Select eBooks & Audiobooks, and follow the directions.
To access hoopla, VDL, and rb digital, follow the directions outlined above, or simply click here to go directly to the eBooks & Audiobooks page!

Remember, you do need a library card to access these free services, and you can register for one online by clicking here.
A Community Project:
COVID-19 Time Capsule

Since the inception of the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity (MLNV) in 1951, the  library has been a repository of stories about the people and events that created the  town of Nazareth. Now, as Nazareth and the rest of the world are facing the challenges  of the COVID-19 virus, we want to preserve the stories of how our lives are being  disrupted and transformed by the virus. To that end, we ask for your help in chronicling  our collective pandemic experiences.
If you are documenting life during the current situation through photographs, written
records, audio recordings, videos, or other methods, please share your story with us.
We would love to hear about acts of kindness you are seeing in your neighborhood, our
medical worker heroes in action, and small business owners helping to meet the needs
of the community. We also want to hear about overcoming social isolation, the trials and  tribulations of grocery shopping, and the experiences of our children learning online.

No story is too trivial or mundane. We welcome your help in documenting this unique
time in history. By sharing your stories, you will help the MLNV fulfill our mission of
recording history and enlightening future generations.

To submit your stories, you will need an email account. If you need help setting up an account, please call the main desk at 610.759.4932 x1 and leave a message.

To share your story, we ask that you fill out and submit one of the following forms (depending on your email carrier):
  • If you have a Gmail account, click here.
  • If you have any other email account (e.g., Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL), click here.
Thank you!

Stop by the library on Wednesdays, and you can check out vegetables free for the taking outside the main door.

We ask that you please respect social distancing guidelines, and please only touch the items  you intend on taking.
Support the Library While You Shop!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you currently use, with the same products, prices, and services with a different name. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Library. Choose the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity as the organization to receive your smile donation.

For more ways to support the library, please click here.

Thank you!
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity 
295 East Center Street, Nazareth PA  18064