Friends of NAPL
The Friends group is an association of concerned citizens who use their talents, skills, and interests to:

  • focus public attention on the Library.
    • stimulate the use of the Library's resources and services.
    • receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests.
    • assist in developing Library services and facilities for the community.

    Some of the things the Friends have done in the past include: purchasing a lighted outdoor sign and a digital indoor sign, purchasing a disc buffing machine, hosting a Vera Bradley & Pampered Chef Bingo, community yard sales, bus trips, supporting the Children's Summer Reading programs, supporting the Library's Basket Social, purchasing an outdoor media drop box, creating a book discussion group and purchasing books for the group, sponsored the 9th grade essay contest, helped with the library's annual drive mailing,and had booths at various community events.

    No one is required to help with any one thing. You may simply use the talents you have and choose how you would like to help the library. We do ask that you bring a smile, a desire to help, and if possible, a head full of ideas. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Membership is just $5 per year for an individual or $10 for a family and comes with many opportunities to show your support. For more information, please call 610-262-7537 and speak to any staff member or email Karen Hein .

    Friends of NAPL Board Members
    President: Karen Hein
    Vice President: Beth Krempa
    Treasurer: Brenda Semmel
    Secretary: Mary Fries





    Vera Bradley® & Pampered Chef® Bingo

    We are holding our annual bingo on Sunday, April 12th, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. The doors open at 11:00 AM and the bingo starts at 1:00 PM. This year there will be Pampered Chef® and Vera Bradley® prizes. We will be having a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and more! Tickets are $20 in advance (at the library) or $25 at the door. The ticket covers the 20 regular games. There will be 5 specials available for purchase at the bingo. If you have any questions, please call the library at 610-262-7537.


    Save Around Coupon Books are here!
    The Friends group has received the 2015 Save Around (Enjoy the City) coupon books. Each book is $20. Stop by the library to get your copy!


    Tote Bags

    The Friends of NAPL have tote bags for sale. The bag has an open front pocket, two pen pockets, a card pocket, a cell phone pocket, a mesh pocket and a large zippered pocket and is $10.

  • Green Tote Bag


    The Friends of NAPL have drawstring backpacks for sale. The bag has a zippered front pocket, drawstring main pocket and a built-in slot for earbuds. The backpack is $5.



    The Friends of NAPL have lunch bags for sale. The bag has a zippered front pocket, zippered main pocket and a mesh drink pouch. The lunch bag is $8.

    Lunch Bag


    The Friends are selling the following items:

    Enjoy the City Coupon Books—$20
    Green Tote Bags—$10
    Red Lunch Bags—$8
    Green Drawstring Backpacks—$5
    Gertrude Hawk Candy Bars—$1

    Friends Application & Donation Form

    Your generous contribution helps the Library meet the continuing challenges of providing and maintaining up-to-date technological and informational services! You may simply print out this form and mail or take it to the Library with your donation.




    Phone (home)_______________ other_____________ Email___________________



    Donation (check off donation amount)

    ___ $100   ___ $75   ___ $50    ___ $35   ___$25    ___ $10    other $_________


    ___Please contact me about the opportunities and benefits of planned giving!

    Friends Group Annual Membership Dues

    ___$10 Family    ___Renewal ($10 for family, $5 for individual)    ___ $5 Individual   

    Today's date ______________________


    Please check the activities with which you would like to help:

    _____Help with mailings

    _____Gardening Committee

    _____Phone Committee

    _____Help at Community & Special Events

    _____Annual Basket Social, Spring Bingo Events

    _____Special Talents or Business Connections____________________________________

    _____Sorry, no time. But please accept my donation.


    Please make checks payable to the Friends of Northampton Area Public Library. Thank you!