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We will be CLOSED June 26th through July 12th. Our new roof will be installed during this closure. We will re-open Monday, July 13th.

Board Vacancy
There is currently a vacancy on the Library's Board of Trustees. To see a list of responsibilities for the position and for contact info, please click here.

Zinio is here!!
Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Bob McLeod Visit
Comic book artist Bob McLeod will be paying us a visit Monday, July 13th starting at 1 PM. He will be talking about his book Superhero ABC for our younger patrons. At 2PM he will talk about his comic book career and developing characters for our teens. Registration is not required for this event.

Blood Pressure Screening
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be holding blood pressure screenings here at the library on the second Monday of every month. The next screening is Monday, July 13th, from 10:00 AM to Noon. This is a FREE clinic. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 610-250-1825.

Blacksmith Presentation and Demonstration
Join us Monday, July 20th at 12:00 P.M. or 6:00 P.M. for a presentation and demonstration by Chirs Opresko, Head Blacksmith of the National Museum of Industrial History. Please register for this free event at the help desk.

Social Security Seminar
Join us Monday, July 27th at 6:30 P.M. for a free Social Security Seminar with Paul Stocker, CPA, NSSA, CAS. Since you can collect as early as age 62, the earlier you learn of your Social Security choices, a more informed choice you can make. Pamphlets are available at the Help Desk, registration is requested.

Star Wars - Garrison Carida Visit
Garrison Carida® is a part of the 501st Legion, “The World’s Definitive Imperial Star Wars Costuming Organization.” Endorsed and preferred by Lucasfilm Ltd. Garrison Carida® of the 501st Legion performs charitable events and community-based ventures, while celebrating and promoting the Star Wars universe with people young and old. This amazing cast of characters will be here Saturday, August 1st from 1PM to 3PM.

History of Dorney Park
Join us August 10th at 6:30PM as the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum presents the history of Dorney Park. This event is free. Register at the Help desk.

Cement News Now Digital
Thanks to the Atlas Cement Museum, the Cement News is now available digitally. Click the link on the left of this page to view .pdf files of each issue.



We now have Library Learning Packets! If you would like to teach your children library behavior, how to treat books, the Dewey Decimal system and more, then check out the Library Learning Packets! You can print the pdf file so the children can work on the activity sheets.

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

We have started a new program called "Tech Talk". The program will be held on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Participants should bring their iPads, Kindles, Nooks, or other tablets to the group. The staff will answer any questions you may have about using your device. We can cover such topics as: how to download e-books, selecting and using apps, downloading music, e-mail, and Facebook. No registration is required and the program is free.

The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, July 15th. 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, July 28th at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, August 26th to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. 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 .



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.

The library and the Friends of NAPL are selling the following items: Enjoy the City (Save Around) coupon books are $20; library miniatures are $3; 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 you can check out magazines for three weeks? We have a great selection of magazines! Stop in to check them out.

If you like to read...
Debbie Macomber, try Sherryl Woods.

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


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