Northampton Food Bank Donations
The library accepts donations for the Northampton Area Food Bank and the Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley year-round. During the holiday season there is an even greater need for donations. If you would like to donate items to either food bank, stop by the library anytime during our regular hours to drop off your donation.
Cards for Wounded Soldiers
The library is collecting Christmas cards to send to wounded U.S. soldiers. Sign a Christmas card, include a note if you wish, and drop it off in the box at the library. If you don't have an extra card, there are a few at the library you can use. If you have extra cards and would like to leave those at the library for others to use, you may do that also. The cards will be sent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Bookflix is now available on iPads, iPods, and iPhones.
Teen Cyber Space is Open
The Community Room will be open from 2:30-4:45pm Monday through Thursday for teens ages 12 through 18. 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.
Check out Indieflix on our Online Reference page! You can watch independent films at home for free! The films have all been shown at independent film festivals and include animation, action & adventure, arts, comedies, romance, musicals, horror and more. There are thousands of films available and Indieflix is available on internet-enabled computers, tablets, smart phones, Roku® and Xbox®.
FREE computer classes are held every Wednesday at the library! 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, January 15th. 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, December 10th at 7:00 PM.
6:30 and a Book will be meeting on Wednesday, December 18th to discuss Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson. Please see our Adult Programs page 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 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 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 $20; Dining Discount Cards are now $5 ; library miniatures are $5; green zippered tote bags with pockets and drink holder 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 you can borrow items from other libraries, pick them up, and return them at NAPL through Interlibrary Loan? Ask any staff member!
Please note that system maintenance begins at 11:00 PM and the online catalog may not work during this time.