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Library Director Position
The Board of Trustees is currently interviewing qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. Click here for more information.
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.
Income Tax Forms
Due to budget considerations & the increased use of e-filing, the Internal Revenue Service is only sending the 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ forms to libraries. There will be no instruction books or other forms available. You may print the federal forms from the IRS website or ask to have them mailed to you by calling 1-800-829-3676. The state forms and instructions are available from the PA Department of Revenue website or by calling 1-888-PATAXES (728-2937). The local income tax forms and instructions are available on the Keystone Collections Group website or by calling 1-888-519-3897.
Upcoming Family Program
Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2015 is a collaborative project emphasizing the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. To participate in this effort, the library is sponsoring a family story and craft time featuring Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli. "Sam is the best racecar driver in history! But when his best friend shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?" This family story and craft will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM or Wednesday, April 15, at 10:00 AM. Registration for the program will begin on Monday, March 23.
We are starting 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 library will now be hosting Game Time on the second Saturday of every other month from noon to 3:00 PM. The next Game Time will be held on Saturday, March 14th. Game Time is for families or individuals interested in playing board & card games and more. The library has some board and card games and you may also bring your own games to share. Refreshments are allowed but none will be provided by the library. Please call the library if you have any questions.
Send an Email to Governor Wolf
In the past, Governor Wolf has worked closely with libraries and we know that education will be a top priority in his upcoming budget. Please send a message to Governor Wolf welcoming him to office and stressing the importance of libraries in literacy and education. Click here to access a sample email message that you may copy and paste. You may edit the email if you wish. Thank you for supporting libraries!
Library Learning Packets
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 at the library! We also have free computer instruction Saturday mornings! Click here for more information
If you're not sure how to get our free ebooks check out Overdrive's support page! They have videos and written instructions on how to download ebooks for Kindle, Nook, idevices, Android devices and other ereaders.
The Stitch-In meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Check out our Adult Programs for details.
The Civil War Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, March 18th. 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, March 24th at 7:00 PM.
The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, March 25th to discuss A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 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...
Clive Cussler, try Dale Brown.
Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.