Teen Summer Literacy Challenge
The library is launching a Teen Summer Literacy Challenge with weekly prizes and programs. This program is free and oen to all teens ages 12 through 18. It is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The challenge begins July 2nd and ends August 8th. It consists of three parts, the Literacy Log, the book discussions, and the weekly programs. You choose which discussions or events you attend, all or some. Earn prizes by testing your limits; the grand prize is a Kindle Fire.
How many books can you read in six weeks? Keep a reading log at the library and earn points for each page you read. Earn more points for attending some or all of the book discussions and programs. Then use your points to enter weekly prize drawings. The book discussions will be held Mondays at 1 pm and the programs on Thursdays at 2 pm.
We provide the books (which are yours to keep) and you provide your point of view. Discover who agrees with you and who gives you something to think about. Attend the programs to learn new skills including painting with watercolors, solving the Rubik's Cube, and writing a myster (with help from a published author). We will also have a Zombie Beach Party and will hold America's Next Top Survivor of the Amazing Literacy Race. You must register, starting June 1st. Space is limited so come by or call 610-262-7537 soon.
For a full list of programs and books click here.
You can now access Cypress Resume either at the library or from home. Click here to create quick and easy resumes and cover letters.
FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! Click here for more information
The next Stitch-In meeting will be on Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, June 19th. Gary Maursky will be speaking on the navies of the Civil War. The group is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please call Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.
The next Friends of NAPL meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM.
6:30 and a Book will be meeting on Wednesday, June 26th to discuss Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Please see our Adult Programs page for more information.
Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio software is available free to teachers and schools. Click here for more information.
If you would like to learn about the resources available to you from the NAPL, including Homeschooling Magazine and online databases, please call to set up a tour and orientation session with our Children's Librarian Cheryl DiGiacomo or email her at email@example.com .
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.
Did you know that the library collects food for the Northampton Food Bank and for the 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 also collect used cell phones for recycling. Cell phones and accessories may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours.
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 now $10; Dining Discount Cards are now $5 ; library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder are $10; green canvas backpacks are $10; 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 children can take 10 items out on their library card?
Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.