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WHAT'S NEW

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.

BACH TO ROCK: Sound of Science
Presented by Caryn Lin, Electric Violinist
Monday July 28th at 6pm

Stop in to sign up!

Caryn Lin

End of Summer Party
Any child who participated in the library's Summer Reading Club or the Summer Children's Programs is welcome to sign up for the End of Summer Party. The party will be held in three sessions on Thursday, August 14th. The first session is at 10:00 AM, the second is at 11:00 AM and the third session is at 6:00 PM. Stop by the library to sign up for the party.

Summer Reading To the Dogs
Sign your child up for a chance to read to a therapy dog. The children can read to a dog for 15 minutes. The session will be held on Tuesday, August 12th from 3-5 PM. You must sign up for a time slot at the library. If you have any questions, please call the library at 610-262-7537.

Community Yard Sale
The Friends of NAPL are holding a Community Yard Sale on the library grounds on Saturday, September 6th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 10' Spaces are $10 each. If you need to rent a table and a space, the cost is $15. The Friends group is also accepting donations of items to sell with all the proceeds of those items going to the Friends of NAPL. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a space, please call the library at 610-262-7537.

NEW!--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.

NEW!--TumbleBookCloud
The TumbleBook Cloud is an online database of over 1000 eBooks, chapter books, National Geographic videos, and audio books geared for middle school and high school students of all reading levels. Check it out here or through the banner above. We have a limited-time trial so sign in with the user name" kltah" and password "login". Let us know what you think, we may add it permanently!

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular Bus Trip-Only 16 seats left out of 112! Sign up soon!
The Friends of NAPL are hosting a bus trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular on Friday, November 13th. See our Friends page for more information.

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, July 22nd at 7:00 PM.

The library's Book Discussion Group will be meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd to discuss The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok. 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 also collect used ink cartridges for recycling. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the library any time during regular hours.

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 has a book sale shelf year round? Hardcovers are $1 each, paperbacks are $.25 each or you can fill a bag with books for $3.


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

 

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