June & July 2019
A Letter from the Director...
This month the MLNV kicks off the summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories." I must confess I am very excited about this year's theme because as a child, I had aspirations to become an astronaut. I attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama when I was in middle school. It was the experience of a life time. My Space Camp team and I were not destined to be astronauts. Our final space simulation was a disaster! We made many errors that sent a moon walk of a fellow camper terribly awry. I believe our camp counselor used the words "freeze dried" to describe the state of our fellow camp astronaut after our mission.
So my dream of becoming an astronaut didn't really work out for me. However, perhaps for the summer I can serve as the MLNV resident Space Librarian. The Library Staff and I would be more than happy to show you some of the new materials we added to the collection that explore space for both children and adults. We can also guide you on a mission to learn more about space through our online electronic resources (which you can access from the comfort of your own home through our website). I think the following electronic resources are out of this world, check them out: The Science Reference Center, Gale's General Science Collection, and World Book.
This summer the MLNV has something for everyone. Family craft night, special story times with Gabe - our visiting library llama, cooking classes and (programming) coding classes for middle school students, teen advisory board meetings, plus presentations and programs for adults including, "Fly Me to the Moon" which will journey participants through space exploration, a night out for parents (drop your kids off at the library and enjoy a quite dinner) and various book discussions for all ages. Check out our new website for a complete listing of summer events at:   https://www.nazarethlibrary.org/events/.
Children who complete the summer reading program will be entered into a drawing to win grand prizes. These prizes include: a $100 gift card to Knobels, a $100 gift card to the Crayola Experience, and family passes to Becky's Drive-In. In addition, there will be weekly drawings for children, teens, and adults from some of your favorite local businesses.

Buckle up for a galactic journey at the MLNV and don't forget to register to participate in the MLNV Summer Reading Program, no matter your age.
Artwork by Sydney Bennett

See you there.

Holly Bennett
Library Director, In formation Conductor, and Community Ambassador

By the way, I am currently reading, Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini.
This month, we are shining the spotlight on our new website! 

We not only want to thank you for your interest and enthusiasm in exploring all that our new website has to offer you, but also show you key points to ease your transition!

In the upper left corner of every page, you'll see three icons: Facebook, Instagram, Email
  • Click the Facebook icon to visit our Facebook page.
  • Click the Instagram icon to visit our Instagram page.
  • Click the Email icon to subscribe to our monthly online newsletter.

In the upper right corner of every page, you'll see two icons: My Account & Donate
  • Click My Account to access your account information to perform tasks such as renew or reserve an item.
  • Click Donate to make a contribution to our library via credit card.

The main menus, as shown above, are visible on every page. Below are just a few of the topics you'll find within each section:
  • Home: This is the first page you'll see when you enter the website; view daily operating hours, staff picks, and quick links to hot topics. 
  • Collections: Learn about our various collections, including video games, museum passes, and local history.
  • Recommendations: View our most circulated books, DVDs, magazines, and more! Need individualized help? This is where you can submit a request for a personalized
    recommendation list!
  • Research: If you haven't visited this area yet, it should be your first stop! If you need information, this is your one-stop shop! From homework help to genealogy to learning a new language, browse this section today!
  • Events: Likely to be the most popular area of the website, our full calendar format and easy to read listing viewing options are sure to be a help when making plans to visit and attend programs! You also have the ability to filter the calendar based on your needs (e.g., filter by babies/preschoolers to see what we offer for this age group!).
  • Support: There are so many ways you can support the library, from volunteering to monetary donations - you'll find the information here!
  • Services: Discover how many ways we serve our patrons, from interlibrary loans (ILLs) to faxing to meeting room reservations, and so much more.
  • About: Gain a better understanding of our library by reading our mission statement, strategic plan, the municipalities we serve, and "meet" our board of directors and staff members. 
  • Info: Obtain a quick list of holidays and closings, hours, and FAQs!

You have three search capabilities on every page! Search the entire catalog, children's catalog, and the website. Simply click on the drop-down menu to the left of every search bar, and your three search options will be displayed. Click on the area in which you'd like to search, enter your search criteria into the field, and then click the Search button! Your search results will be displayed.

Going forward, we will address one aspect of our website each month. If you have a section of the website you'd like to learn more about, email outreach@nazarethlibrary.org!
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Raffle Baskets
Donated by Nazareth TOPS Chapter 1730
Just in time for summer vacation!

For just $1/ticket, you can enter a raffle to win one of these fun, summer baskets! ALL Proceeds benefit the library!

Pink Basket:  Shimmer & Shine Box of Jelly Beans, Ball Toss Game, Girls Playset, Frisbee, Puzzle; Doc McStuffins Art Set; Fantastic Bubble Set;  LOL Accessory Set; Dancing Streamer; Piggy Frisbee; and Beach Towel

Blue Basket: Toy Racing Set; Frozen Art Set; Water Shooter;  Paw Patrol Goggles; Fantastic Bubble Set; Super 3D Puzzle; Welch's Fruit Snacks; M&Ms and Smartees Candies

This raffle runs through July 9th; winner drawn on July 10th. Winner has 1 week to pick up the basket, after 1 week, a second name will be drawn.
Check Your Mailbox!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Lottery Calendar Fundraiser in April/May! Now is the time that YOU reap the reward if your number is drawn in the Evening PA Pick 3! Missed some evening drawings? No worries, we are tracking the numbers daily, and checks are being mailed out to winners on a weekly basis!

Thanks again to our 2019 Lottery Calendar sponsor, Embassy Bank of Nazareth!

Missed the lottery calendar sale this year?  Keep an eye out for the next round: Spring 2020!
Library Community

The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity is creating a Teen Summer Advisory Board (TSAB) to help plan teen programming. Our big projects this summer include brainstorming ideas for fall events and renovating our YA/Teen room. We are looking for teens that have a love for our library and are interested in community engagement. 

For more information, please visit our website!

The Seed (& Plant!) Exchange Table ( Outside Library Entrance)
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! Happy Planting!
 Library Events 
All events are held at the library, unless otherwise noted.
Join Us for a Tour of the Library!
Monday, July 1st at 11am 
Tuesday, July 2nd at 6pm

Always wanted to know the rich history of our
beautiful building? 

Book your tour by registering  at the Main Circulation Desk.
We are THRILLED to announce that we will be participating in Nazareth Days on   Saturday, July 20th from 9am-1pm!
Please stop by the library to enjoy the following 
FREE Events!
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course (9am-12pm)
  • SPECIAL GUESTS: Cinderella and Belle (10-11am)
  • Freshly Popped Popcorn (10am-12pm)
  • Escape Room: Escape the Library in 30 minutes! (10am, 11am, 12pm)
  • Face Painting (11am-12pm)
 Library Events 
All events are held at the library, unless otherwise noted.
Summer Reading Isn't Just for the Kids!
We have programs and challenges all summer for ADULTS!

Adults should have some summer reading fun at the library, too! Each book you read this summer earns you a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes. This year, we'll be raffling off 8 gift cards, each worth $10.00, to Birthright Brewery, Smooch, Emily's Ice Cream, Calandra's, Zanette's, Sweet & Savory, Stonewood Tavern, and Cherry Hill Hotel.   Click  here  for more information!

AWE Training for Parents/Caregivers
Fly Me to the Moon
Create Your Own Terrarium
The Reel Book Club
Parents' Night Out
Bachmann Players Present John Adams
Valiant Veterans
We Invite All Veterans to Join Us on 
Friday, July 26th from 10am-2pm!


The Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity was conceived following WWII when the community decided to erect a living memorial honoring all the local men and women who served in time of war. This program will recognize our community veterans of all ages by providing the following activities:

10-10:30am - Welcome & Light Breakfast
10:30-11:30 - Mindfulness for Veterans
11:30-12:30 - Open Conversation & Visit with Service Puppies
12:30-1:30 - Lunch
12:30-1:00pm - Technology Session 1*
1:00-1:30pm - Technology Session 2*
1:30pm - Flag Ceremony & Light Desserts
*One-on-one technology appointments available from 10am-2pm

This event is sponsored by Google & The American Library Association.
Need Help with Technology? 
"Tech THURSDAYS" is Your Answer!
Every Thursday by Appointment ~ 4:00-7:00pm
These sessions will be held  in half-hour  blocks where patrons can schedule 1:1 time with Joe McMaster (MLNV Software Coordinator)  for assistance with any area of technology. 

Registration is required, please sign-up at the main circulation desk in person, or by phone, for a time slot that  best fits your schedule!
 Library Events 
All events are held at the library, unless otherwise noted.
Summer Reading Isn't Just for the Kids!
We have programs and challenges all summer for TEENS!

This year, we'll be raffling off 8 gift cards, each worth $15.00, to Regal Cinemas, GameStop, Target, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, and Kohl's. The more books you read, the greater your chance of winning!   Click here for more information!

Teen Summer Advisory Board
Weekly Makerspace and Technology Demonstrations
Taste & Learn About Food in Space & Mars
Brunch Bunch
Read to Seeing Eye Dogs
Create Your Own Terrarium
Read to Therapy Dogs
Book Discussion Groups  
The library hosts five different books clubs! All book discussion groups welcome new members, and meetings take place in the library living room, unless otherwise noted.

To view all 2019 book clubs visit our Events calendar and filter by Book Club .

Upcoming Library-led Book Discussions
Register for these book clubs and receive a free copy of the book while supplies last! Click on any book club to view details, including when registration opens.
Upcoming Community-led Book Discussions
  • Daytime Book Club: I'll Take You There, by Wally Lamb
    Friday, June 28th @ 10:30am
  • Nazareth Book Club: The White Cascade, by Gary Krist
    Wednesday, July 10th @ 6:30pm
  • Daytime Book Club: A Woman is No Man, by Etaf Rum
    Friday, July 19th @ 10:30am
  • Nazareth Book Club: I Was Told to Come Alone, by Souad Mekhennet
    Wednesday, August 14th @ 6:30pm
  • Daytime Book Club: Beneath A Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan
    Friday, August 23rd @ 10:30am

News & Programs from the CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
All events are held at the library, unless otherwise noted.
Summer Reading Program 2019  for Children

Children register for the summer-long program, check out books on their library card, and start reading - please click here for more details!

Visit our website, and filter events by Children to view our summer programs!

Weekly Makerspace & Technology Demonstrations
Summer Coding Club: Sports
Summer Reading Kick-off with the Franklin Institute
Taste & Learn about Food in Space & Mars
Llama Story Time: Meet Gabe the Library's (REAL!) Llama!
Summer Coding Club: Music & Sound
Read to the Pups
Brunch Bunch
Craft Night with  Miss Carol
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Parents' Night Out
Art Program
New library cards for children are here - stop by the library for your child's new card!

  • Summer Reading 2019 kicks off on Wednesday, 6/19 with a Franklin Institute program! Registration is required, so sign up today!
  • Beginning the week of June 17th, there will be only ONE story time for all ages on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am
  • Please visit the website for Summer Reading details!
Giving Thanks

Nazareth High School Class of 1942 (Touch a Truck)
Lions Club of Hecktown (Touch a Truck)
William and Becky Bartlett
Constance Evans
Friends of the Library Book Sale Proceeds
Shawn Wright and Brenda Reinert
William and Marie Morman IMO Troy Fogel
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. 
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity 
295 East Center Street, Nazareth PA  18064