May 2020
A Letter from the Director...
Dear Friends,

The library has been closed longer than expected. I know many of you miss visiting the library, browsing the stacks, talking with the librarians, and enjoying new materials. The staff misses the library too, and we especially miss all of you!

The library staff is working on creating a plan to restore services to you in a safe manner. This plan will be implemented when deemed safe by Governor Wolf and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. I am not certain when services will restart. I would encourage you to continue to visit the library website or call the library and listen to our message for updates regarding the library's reopening. (Click here for more detailed information.)

The days we are currently living are unprecedented. Communities, like ours, thrive to be together, share ideas, and make the world a better place. We will get through this and when we do, we will be stronger, safer, and more appreciative of the things we love. "Light tomorrow with today." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Inf ormation Conductor, and Community Ambassador
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Upcoming Events!
Although our building is closed, we are still bringing you fun programs and events! The following events will take place online, from your computer or mobile device! You must register for each event to receive the link; all events take place on Zoom.

If you need technical assistance, please contact !

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To register, email;
you will receive a link the day of the event.

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you will receive a link the day of the event.

New story times are posted to our Facebook page twice a week, 
or click here for a complete list!

Our  Summer Reading Program is going virtual this summer!  Registration for the program will begin in June, specific dates to be determined.  The library staff has been busy planning virtual activities for all ages... kids to adult. 

Details will be shared on our website and social media as they become available!
 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 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. is AVAILABLE NOW 
for Library Patrons' Home Use!

Please email Joe ( to access this FREE resource!
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.

We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on how we can improve your  experience with the library!

Click here for a short survey; this should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Thank you!
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.
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.
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, 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