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WHAT'S NEW

New look

New Landscaping!
This spring, Jenn Stumer, owner of  local landscaping firm Appalachian Creations, Inc., spearheaded  a project  that has made the library’s outside match its fresh new inside.  The work is complete and it is beautiful! Thank you to all who donated and helped to make the project a success!

 Materials, plants, and funds were donated by Appalachian Creations, Inc. and the following companies :
ABE Supply
AJ Trunzo Inc
FRCA Recycling
Glenmar Nursery
LaFarge Cement
Landscape Products Co Inc.
Lehigh Valley Home & Garden
Northampton County Seed
Ruth M. Miller Agency
Sunnieside Landscaping
Tall Timbers Nursery

Book Book

Between Books
Between Books is a book club for middle school and high school kids to share. It begins this fall. Participants will get free books and food. If you're interested in joining please call the library or stop in and ask at the Help Desk.

Saturday Computer Class: Saturday Mornings 9am-Noon
Volunteer Marty Ford is available for one-on-one instruction. Sign up for an hour at a time.

Fall Children's Programs
Registration for the Library's Fall Children's Programs will begin on Monday, September 29th, at 9:00 AM. The programs will run from October 28th, to December 11th. There will also be a Family Halloween Craft Party on Wednesday, October 22nd. Please see our Kids' Page for details.

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Autumn Basket Social
The library's annual Autumn Basket Social will be held on Friday, October 17th, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. The doors open at 6:00 PM. There are usually about 500 items every year in categories such as Cook's Night Out, Entertainment, Kids, Sports, and more. Please call the library if you have any questions.

TumbleBook Library
The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks which are animated, talking picture books for elementary-aged children. There are also chapter books to read online and puzzles and games for children to play. They are free and can be accessed by clicking here or through the banner above.

Job Gateway
Job Gateway is the state's premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge. Click here to use Job Gateway.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! We also now have free computer instruction Saturday mornings! Click here for more information

The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, September 17th. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Gary Maursky 484-224-6155.

The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, September 24th to discuss Old School by Tobias Wolff. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.

Teen Cyber Space
(October through May)The Community Room is open from 2:30-4:45pm Monday through Thursday for teens ages 12 through 18 on days that school is in session. This space has comfortable furniture, iPads, netbooks and other computers to use for homework, social media, apps, gamest, etc. There will be staff members and volunteers on hand to help with reasearch, homework or tech questions. To sign out a device you need to bring an ID (School ID or Library Card) and you must have an Internet Policy Form signed by a parent or guardian on file at the front desk.

Attention Homeschoolers:
If you would like to learn about the resources available to you from the NAPL, including online databases, please call to set up a tour and orientation session with our Children's Librarian Cheryl DiGiacomo or email her at cdigiacomo@northamptonapl.org .

 

ALSO AT THE LIBRARY

Northampton Area School District Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan of the Northampton Area School District for 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2016 is available for public inspection. Click here to see the plan.

Collecting Items
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the Lehigh Valley Animal Food Bank? Drop off your non-perishable food items and your pet food items at the library any time that we're open. We collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours. We also take Redner's receipts. We collect them and send them to Redner's. We receive 1% of the total of each receipt. The receipts must have the Redner's Save-A-Tape total on them to be eligible.

Disc Repair
The Friends of NAPL purchased a disc repair machine for the library! As a service to our patrons, we are willing to clean and repair your music CDs, DVDs, Books on CD, CD-ROMs, or system games for a donation of $2 each, limit 5 discs per month per patron. For more information, ask any library staff member.

Fundraisers
The library and the Friends of NAPL are selling the following items: library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; red insulated lunch bags are $8.00; green drawstring backpacks are $5; and Gertrude Hawk candy bars are $1 each. Stop by the library and pick up some of these great items.

Free Online Courses
Check out the online courses available through Recorded Books. Universal Class has over 500 online courses that are free to any library patron with a valid library card and an email address. Click here for more information. Click here to register. Click the icon above to go to the Universal Class home page to log in.

Free Audio & eBooks
Download FREE digital audio and ebooks through Valley Downloadable Library! All you need to access them is a valid library card. The books work with the Kindle, Nook, iPod and many more devices. There is a one-time software download that is required in order to use Valley Downloadable Library. It is available at www.overdrive.com .

Did you know...
that the library staff can assist you with your mobile device? Bring in your iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android tablet and your questions and we will gladly help you as much as possible.

If you like to read...
James Patterson, try Patricia Cornwell.

Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.

 

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