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A Letter from the Director...

The Nazareth Library is committed to adapting to the fast changing demands of how patrons consume  information. Our library is evolving into a community resource that provides a wide variety of everyday  services to all age demographics in our community. We are aligning ourselves to provide the community  of Nazareth with top-notch services that are unique and different to our past offerings.

According to a 2016 Pew Charitable Trusts report, 80 percent of Americans said libraries should offer  programs to teach people digital skills. How will the Nazareth Library respond to these statistics? I am  excited to share with you our new technology services offerings.
  • Beginning in May, there will be a monthly technology class offered for adults. There will be a range of topics offered and we are always open to hearing topic suggestions - email us your suggestions at Our May class, Facebook Basics, is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am. Please sign up at the main circulation desk to participate.
  • This summer we will offer a five-week long coding seminar for children in grades
    5 -8. This seminar  will introduce children to basic coding techniques and encourage them to use technology to be  creative.
  • The Library is excited to host the NCC Success Express every other week on Monday mornings  starting in June. The Success Express is a full-sized RV equipped with computers, Internet access, and  gives the community the ability to learn more about career development and NCC's credited and  non-credited course offerings.
  • The children's computers will have new educational computer programs installed on them in May.
  • The library's 3-D printer will become available for patron usage beginning in June.
Laura Bush in her famous quote said, "I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library  card. Visit your library, get your library card and you'll be able to borrow a print or electronic book, use  free internet, or attend a course that will improve your digital skills." Come to the Nazareth Library and  use your most valuable thing in your wallet! 

See you at the library!

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador
Library Director, Holly Bennett, is in the staff spotlight this month.   Holly worked as a  librarian and grant writer at the Nazareth Library for 8 years prior to becoming  Director. She worked in the IT industry as a computer programmer and project  manager before working at the Nazareth Library. She also served as an academic  librarian and administrator at the collegiate level before working at the Nazareth  Library.

Holly enjoys reading non-fiction books. She is currently reading,
Educated,  by Tara  Westover. Her favorite author is, Paul Evans, author of  The Walk . One of her favorite  places to visit is the Library of Congress.
Holly is a member of the Nazareth Rotary, a board member of the Nazareth Business Council, and is on  the Executive Board of the Pennsylvanian Association of Integrated Library Systems. Holly holds a  Master's Degree in Information and Library Science, Project Management, and Higher Education  Development. In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, going to the  theater, and rooting for Philadelphia professional athletic teams. (Go Sixers!)
On behalf of the Nazareth Library, we would like to apologize to Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc., located at  220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064 for using the incorrect logo during our Mini Golf Event to acknowledge their $250 sponsorship. The Library Community is grateful for the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home's support.  We deeply regret our error, and would like to take this time to acknowledge our mistake and thank the  Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc.  for their support of our Mini-Golf FORE the Library Fundraiser in March! 
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In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed: 
  • Saturday, May 26th
  • Monday, May 28th
We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 29th.

All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.

Visit the library for our month-long exhibit that examines the impact of the Vietnam War and how the implications still affect us today. 
Friends of the Library
Accepting Book Donations:  May 1 - June 2

Donations of adult and children's books in good condition, DVDs, CDs are all accepted.

Please, NO encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, or VHS tapes.
Please donate books during regular hours; do not leave books outside the library doors.  

Book Sale is June 7th, 8th, and 9th!

Shop gently-used fine and costume jewelry
May 7-12 d uring regular library hours!
All proceeds benefit the library.

The Seed (& Plant!) Exchange Table will be set up near the  library entrance
starting May 14th! 
Same guidelines apply as to the magazine swap: plants donated by library patrons are available and free for keeping. Your own plant donations will, in turn, be appreciated by other patrons. There is no obligation to donate in order to retrieve plants from the Seed Exchange ... just remember to label and identify the plants! Here's to more Green Thumbs!
Book Discussion Groups
All groups welcome new members, 
and meetings take place in the Library living room.

Nazareth Book Club
Wednesday, May 9th 6:30-8:00pm
Daytime Book Club
Friday, May 18th 
Nazzies Book Club**
Friday, June 22
The Hidden Life of Trees 
  by Peter Wohlleben
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova

**The first 10 people to register for the Nazzies Book Club will receive a free copy of the book;  
a sign-up sheet is available at the Main Circulation Desk.  Registration opens Thursday, 5/10.
(A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy)
NEW Online Resource!
Health & Wellness Resource Center

Click the  Health and Wellness option from the Research section of our website for this new information database!

This new service offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more!
This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on a full-range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
Technology Class: Facebook Basics
Saturday, May 12th ~ 11:00am

Learn the basics of this social media platform!

Registration is required to reserve a computer (8 computers), however, you can bring your own device as well! S ign up at the main circulation desk.
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
Spring Themed Painting for Children Grades 3-5!
Thursday, May 10th ~ 6:00-7:30pm

This evening activity is  limited to 10 children
Registration opens May 1st at the Children's Desk.
Register ASAP for this VERY popular event!
Teen Game Day
Saturday, May 19th ~ 12:30-3:30pm 
Board games, snacks, and drinks provided!

This event is for  high school teen patrons only !

There are NO Story Times and Shake &  Boogie 
May 29th - June 15th .
These programs are part of a PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
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How to PLACE A BOOK ON HOLD from Home
Did you just hear about that great book everyone is reading? Or, maybe that DVD that seems to be checked out all the time? Go ahead and put it on hold from the comfort of your home!
  1. Go to our website,
  2. Click "My Library Account" option under Books & Media.
  3. Enter your Library Card Number.
    This is the 14-digit number located at the bottom of your library card.
  4. Enter your Password.
    This is the last four digits of the telephone number you have on file.
  5. Click the "Log In" button.
  6. Enter the name of the book or the author in the Search box.
  7. Click the "Search" button.
    A list of books will be displayed.
  8. Ensure you found the book's desired format (e.g., book, large print book, audio CD, etc.)
  9. Click the "Place Hold" icon.
    The Place Hold detail screen will be displayed.
  10. Select how you would like to be notified when the book has come in for you.
  11. Click the "Submit" button.
    A screen showing that your hold was successfully placed will be displayed.
NOTE: Ensure we have your correct phone number and email for notification! Once the book comes in, it will be held for you for one week; if you don't pick it up, your hold will be removed and the book will go back into circulation or to the  next person in the hold queue. If you are notified for a book that you no longer want, please let us know as quickly as possible.
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
We are planning for a very exciting and busy Summer! 
Keep an eye out for the June Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and our  website for details,
we are constantly adding new events! Here's a sneak peek at a few things for June!

Friends of the Nazareth Library Book Sale
Musical Workshop and Performance (presented by Simple Gifts)

Evening Story Time
Nazareth Book Club Discussion
Summer Reading Program Begins
Summer Reading Kick-off Party!
Trumbower Health Fair at the Library
Nazzies Book Club Discussion
Dinosaur Dig
Thanks to the Trumbower Hospital Foundation
for this  FREE Event!

Thursday, June 21st ~ 1:00-7:00pm

We are holding a 
community health fair  at the library! 

FREE Health Screenings ~ Speakers
Activities & Information for ALL ages

Community Partners Include:
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Capital Blue Cross
Nazareth YMCA
Audiology Services
Donate 4 Life
Center for Vision Loss
Action Karate
Blue Lotus Yoga and Wellness Center
...and the list grows daily!
We are aiming to provide YOU with answers to your health and insurance  questions...while keeping it family friendly and FUN!
A gift to your library is a gift to yourself. 
Over the years, patrons and friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity have made contributions in a variety of ways. They have taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce the cost of gifts through tax savings, while at the same time maintaining or increasing their value to the library. Memorial and other special gifts are a meaningful way of paying tribute or recognizing a special achievement. Contributions to the Library are tax deductible. 
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