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August 2 2016


Though summer is still going strong, our Summer Reading program is coming to an end on August 6.  Stop in before that day to collect your prizes or raffle tickets!  But don't worry - the fun isn't over at the Nazareth Library.  


Kids can look forward to more Art with Gina this coming week, as well as a super fun Bedtime Musical Storytime (PJs welcome!).  Adults can participate in one (or both) of the book groups held at the library this month.  And EVERYONE can look forward to the arrival of fall, because TOUCH A TRUCK is back on October 1 at Tuskes Community Park!  Plan to spend a few hours climbing on trucks, watching some awesome digger demos, and supporting the library at the same time!  Tickets will go on sale in August.


Enjoy the rest of summer!

The Staff of the Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity

In this Newsletter
Summer Reading Ends August 6
Over 540 adults, teens and children registered to participate in the Library's summer reading programs this year which focused on exercise and reading.  Saturday, August 6th  marks the "finish line" for our summer's activities and will be the final day to report reading progress.  No raffle tickets (adults and teens) or prizes (children) will be distributed after August 6th.

The Reading Heroes Red Carpet Party, which takes place on Wednesday evening, August 10th (6:00 - 7:30) culminates the 2016 children's summer reading program. The Library Staff will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the achievement of children who successfully completed the On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read challenge this summer.  Dan's Camera will be capturing the success of those children who completed this year's summer reading program and the band Two Plus One will be here to entertain all ages by performing classic rock songs with a mathematical twist.
Art with Gina
Additional Art with Gina sessions have been scheduled for children during the month of August.  For children in K-Grade 2, Art with Gina will take place on Monday, August 1st from 10:30 - 11:30Children in Grades 3 - 5 will meet on Thursday, August 4th from 10:30 - noon.  Registration for the art programs will begin on Monday, July 25th in the Children's Room.
Storytime, Toddler Shake 'n Boogie, Wee Build

The Summer session of our popular Wee Build, Toddler Shake 'n Boogie, and story time programs will end on Thursday, August 11th

The Fall session will begin on Monday, September 12th.  We'd love to have you join us.   A schedule of drop-in children's programs can be found here.
Bedtime Musical Story Time
Join us in the Library's living room for a special bedtime story time of music and stories for toddlers/preschoolers and their families on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30pm to 7:10pm.  Clarissa Louw of the Meandering Monarch will be our guest story time musician.  This Music Together┬« program is sure to inspire singing, pre-literacy learning and imaginative play between children and adults. Registration will begin in the Children's Room on Monday, August 8th. 

The Bedtime Musical Story Time is provided through the generosity of a C.F. Martin and Co. grant.

PS...  Pajamas are acceptable attire!
Interested in joining a book group?
The Memorial Library provides meeting space to several adult book discussion groups. All of these groups welcome readers to join for any or all discussions.

 The Nazareth Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. The August selection is The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor. The August 10th meeting will not be held at the Library. Please call Amy at 484-767-8049 for more information.   Books to be discussed in the future can be found here.

The Adult Book Club discussions are led by the Library Staff.  You  receive a copy of the book when you register - but beware, copies are limited - don't delay! The next discussion will be held on Friday, August 26th at 10:30am for Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan MacNeal.
TOUCH A TRUCK .. October 1  

Remember the awe you once held for larger-than- life machines going about their seemingly-impossible tasks? A fire  truck racing down a street; thinking how fun a dump truck would be to operate; wondering just how many Legos you
could fit in a limo or if you would ever get to sit in the bucket of a tractor?
Please join the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, in cooperation with the Upper Nazareth Township Parks and Recreation, for our Touch a Truck fundraiser on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (rain or shine). 

Our event is a great opportunity for your business or organization to be a part of an event that brings out that curious child inside all of us. Everyone will be ready to Touch a Truck! Will you be there ready to greet them? You don't want to miss this fun and educational opportunity to reach families throughout the Lehigh Valley.

The funds raised through this event will be dedicated to funding several Library building improvements. Specifically, the Library is experiencing unexpected leakage issues in the basement; as well as, minor roofing and spouting problems.
Tickets to attend Touch a Truck will be on sale in August at the Library Circulation Desk. For more information as to how you and your company can be represented at this event or how to acquire tickets for the event, please call Holly Bennett at 610-759-4932 ext. 7 or email