National Library Week
April 19-25, 2020

National Library Week  (April 19 - 25, 2020) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for National Library Week 2020 is " Find Your Place at the Library," and Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will serve as 2020 National Library Week Honorary Chairs. 

As the impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve and change the work of libraries and library workers, libraries are proving resourceful and resilient, serving as a rich pipeline for content, delivering access to ebooks, movies, music, video games, virtual storytimes and activities, and so much more.

Just as libraries are pivoting in response to the current situation, the ALA is changing the focus of its annual National Library Week celebration, which will be held April 19-25, 2020. The theme for National Library Week (NLW) 2020, "Find your place at the library," was chosen before the emergence of the global pandemic. To acknowledge our altered landscape, ALA flipped the script a bit on the theme. "Find the library at your place" highlights how libraries are offering virtual services and digital content their communities need now more than ever.

National Library Week @ MLNV

Each year, the MLNV schedules a full week of events to recognize National Library Week, this year is no different. The staff has been working to bring our patrons programs and resources to celebrate this special week. Below you will find a list of events and activities that we have planned throughout the week, there is something for everyone!
Monday, April 20th
NEW "At Home" Page on Our Website!

We added a new page to our website, full of FREE, limited-time resources for you to use at home while we continue to work through the COVID-19 crisis.

On this page, you will find academic eBook collections; fun and educational websites; access to current and past issues of over 100 electronic magazines; new databases; and much more! 

Take time to explore and stay posted for updates as we continue to add more. You can access these additional resources by clicking here, or by visiting our website, clicking the Research menu, and selecting the At Home submenu!

Stay up-to-date with these new resources by following us on both 
 NEW Instagram Page for Teens!

We are excited to share this new social media platform; follow @mlnvteens on Instagram for information on teen services, resources, and programs!
Tuesday, April 21st
Boys & Girls, Let's See Your Artistic Side Shine! 

Click here for a template to decorate your own library book mark(s) 
and tell us your favorite thing about the library!  

Parents & guardians, you can take a picture and tag us on Facebook (@nazarethlibrary) or Instagram (@memorialnazarethlibrary) with #NationalLibraryWeek, by tagging us, you are giving us permission to share these pictures to our stories so everyone can enjoy your children's creativity! We will post photos to social media Tuesday, 4/21 through Friday, 4/24.
Wednesday, April 22nd
Earth Day!
To celebrate Earth Day, we have partnered with Joshua Tree to bring you an informative video about spring cleaning your yard!  This video will be posted on   Facebook  &   Instagram!

Local YA author, Scott Morro, sits down with Teen Advisory Board (TAB) advisor, Shelby Rozell and a few TAB members to talk about writing and his latest book, The Washington Pursuit, due out September 2020.

If you would like to be part of the panel, please email by 8pm on Tuesday, April 22nd and you will receive a link to the video conference.

This recording will be shared at a future date.
Thursday, April 23rd
Check out what Joe is challenging you to do next!
A new STEM Challenge will be posted to Facebook and Instagram by 10am!
(Missed the first one? It was posted on 4/14 -- check it out!)
Friday, April 24th
Join us for a live online presentation by author 
Kate Racculia at 7pm!  

She will offer a slide presentation on her newest novel,  Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, and a live Q&A will follow.  Racculia is the award-winning author of  This Must Be the Placeand  Bellweather Rhapsody.  

This presentation will take place ONLINE, via Zoom. 

To register, email by 2:00 PM EST on the day of the event to receive the Zoom meeting link and password, which will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event.
Need Help Accessing Some of these GREAT Events?

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.
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!
NEW "At Home" Resources!
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity 
295 East Center Street, Nazareth PA  18064