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April 2016

April is a very special month for us, as we take the week of April 10 through 18 to celebrate libraries during National Library Week.  This year's theme, Libraries Transform, is a wonderful backdrop to our other big April event - our Run for Reading, held the following week on April 24.  We invite you to take that morning to challenge yourself to run your best 5k time, or to walk through the relaxing beauty of Jacobsburg Park in our 5k to support the library.


During National Library Week, we invite you to chat and snack at our Patron Appreciation Reception, or de-stress through coloring in our lovely living room.  We will celebrate our Young Authors with a reception for our young patrons who wrote and illustrated original books, and invite families to join us for a craft night.  You can find details on these events below.


The Nazareth Book Club is meeting this month on April 13, and AARP is offering one more week of tax preparation help on April 9.  Mark your calendars for our Mother's Day Tea on Friday, May 6 at 11am, where we will learn about the cultural and health aspects of tea from expert Christine Stazo.




The Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Staff



Library Events
Early Registration ends April 5!
Register by April 5 for the Run for Reading held at Jacobsburg State Park on April 24, to save $5 off your registration and guarantee yourself an awesome race t-shirt!  See details below, or visit the race website at
National Library Week Activities
Libraries transform literacy,
Literacy transforms the soul.
You transform libraries.
As a celebration and a thank you to all our patrons and Friends of the library, we invite you to celebrate National Library Week with us.

Monday to Saturday - Adult Coloring
Relax, unwind and show your creativity with Adult Coloring in the Library's Living Room.  Supplies will be provided.

Monday, April 11 (10am to noon) - Patron Appreciation Reception
Enjoy snacks and conversation by the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, April 12 (4pm) - Young Author's Reception
Twenty-three young authors and their invited guests will be celebrating their publishing achievements during the Young Authors Reception in the Living Room. Their published books will be displayed in the Children's Room and will be available for the public to borrow after April 18th. (The Young Authors program is sponsored by The Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.)

Thursday, April 14 (6:30pm) - Family Craft Night
For young patrons, create spring crafts at the Family Craft Night. Pre-registration for this event begins on April 4th in the Children's Room. Space is limited. 
Early Bird Registration ends April 5 for Run for Reading!

There's no time like today to register for our Run for Reading!  The race takes place on April 24 at 8am on the beautiful trails at Jacobsburg Park.  Be ready to run your fastest time or take a relaxing stroll in this walker-friendly 5K in support of the library.  Print a registration form (printable PDF) and bring it to the library, or register online

Warm up with Sweat Like a Girl, and cool down after the race with complimentary refreshments.  Prizes will be given to the top male and female runners, and top 1,2,3 male and female in age groups 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  All proceeds support programming at the library. 
Visit the race website for more information.

You can also support Run for Reading by participating in the Basket Raffles of spring and race goodies that will begin on April 1 at the Library. Donations from Sweat Like a Girl, Curves, Nazareth Floral Designs at Donahoe Farms, Pizza Joes, Tips to Toes Salon, Calandra's Cheese, Ressler's Market, Zanette's Grill, Nazareth Car Wash, The Missing Piece and more! Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 15 for $20. 
Nazareth Book Club
The Nazareth Book Group will meet on  Wednesday, April 13th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm, to discuss  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

The book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month. May's selection is  Red Notice by Bill Browder.

Everyone is welcome to join for any or all discussions. Most discussions are held at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. Please call Amy at 484-767-8049 to confirm meeting location or for more information. 
Almost Spring Book Sale - a Great Success!
A big "Thank You" to all who donated items and to those who purchased them! Through your generosity, the Library not only raised money for library programs but was also able to add some of the donated items to our collection.
As you begin your 'Spring Housecleaning,' please keep in mind that the Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity will begin collecting gently used books, DVDs, and CDs for their June book sale on May 2nd. Because of limited space, the Library cannot accept donated items before that time.
Tax Preparation / AARP... Final Session
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the Library from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, April 9 to provide free tax form assistance to middle and low income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. You do not have to be a senior citizen or an AARP member.

To receive help filing your 2015 federal, state and local tax returns or your PA property tax and rent rebate applications, taxpayers must bring copies of their 2014 tax returns plus all income information, real estate tax receipts, any deduction information and health care enrollment information pertaining to 2015.  Also, be sure to bring with you  government issued identification; original Social Security cards or other official information for yourself and all dependents; checkbook or pre-printed direct deposit information for your reloadable prepaid card, showing routing number and direct deposit account number if you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s).  All sites offer E-filing and direct deposit for any refunds.  Additional information can be found on AARP's Website.
NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN at the Library prior to the day of service. It is a walk-in first-come first-served basis. 
Mother's Day Tea
Join us for a cup of tea on Friday, May 6th from 11am to 1pm as Christine Stazo discusses the history and health benefits of tea. To reserve your seat, please call the Library at  610-759-4932 ext. 1.

This program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.