June 1, 2017

From the Desk of the Director
Our library staff was out and about in the month of May! We took our LEAP into Science learning tools on the road. Did you see us at the Butz Elementary STEM night, Science Fest, or at the Intermediate Carnival Night? We had fun sharing our learning apparatuses with the community.  The photo to the left shows Ms. Catherine assisting a student with our catapult experiment at the Bushkill Science Fest.  We also hosted all of the Kindergartners from Shaffer Elementary School and the 4th graders from Butz Elementary School for a library tour and story time at the library this month.  

In addition to our outreach programming, I had the opportunity to speak to parents at the Intermediate Unit 20 literacy night and the Nazareth Red Hat Society.  It was wonderful talking to the members of our community and about all the wonderful things going on at the library. Boy, June is going to be fun! 

This month
I also had an opportunity to talk with Lillianna Kupec and her family. Lillianna is a Girl Scout in our community (pictured to the right).  Lillianna stopped by the library to deliver a donation of over $18 in change that she raised to benefit library services.  Lilianna was working with her Girl Scout troop and she decided that she wanted to help our community library. The entire library staff is so proud of Lillianna and appreciate her thoughtful gesture.  

It is the mission of the Library Staff and the Library Board of Directors that the Nazareth Library is represented in the community at schools, in businesses, and at community events.  Look for us around town this summer. We are anxious to talk to you and learn more about how we can better serve the community. 

See you at the library...or around town! 

Holly Bennett
Executive Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador

The Friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity's semi-annual book sale takes place June 1st to June 3rd .   Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are available for all ages and reading interests.  Proceeds have been a significant source of funding for the summer reading program, Young Authors program and cultural programs throughout the year.
Thursday, June 1st           10 am - 7 pm; 
Friday, June 2nd               10 am - 4 pm; and, 
Saturday, June 3rd           9 am - 2 pm
Children's books are just $1 per pound!  
Friday is Everything a Dollar Day and Saturday is $5.00 a Bag Day.

A preview for members of the Friends takes place before the Library officially opens on Thursday morning, June 1st from 9 am - 10 am. Membership to the Friends can be purchased at the door. Only cash and checks will be accepted at the book sale. 
Saturday, June 3rd, 9am-3pm

Have you heard about LuLaRoe? It's a national fashion brand known for their comfortable, affordable, and stylish dresses, skirts, leggings, tops, kids' clothes and more! Sizes range from XXS to 3XL. Consultants will be in the library's living room on Saturday so please stop by.  Proceeds will benefit Memorial Library's community outreach and educational programs.
Sunday, June 25th, 1pm-3:30pm

Mini-Golf IN the Library? Yes! You read it correctly. The Memorial Library has partnered with The Rotary Club of Nazareth to present this fun fundraiser for the whole family! There will be 18 unique golf holes that will be located on the three floors of the library. Plus, refreshments will be available on the "19th hole" after the round of golf is complete!
Tickets are $5.00 for each golfer  and are available for purchase at the circulation desk. "Tee Times" will be given when you purchase your tickets. There is a maximum of 4 golfers at a time but you can have less than 4 golfers to play. (Children must be 4 or older to play.)   Bring your camera to record that "hole in one" you made in the library!
All proceeds will benefit renovations for the library's basement. Thank you to U.S. Concrete and WeatherTrends 360, our event's presenting sponsors.
Catherine Stewart, Assistant Director and Children's Librarian

Ms. Catherine is in her twenty-sixth year of working at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity (MLNV). She is responsible for children's programming and services, Interlibrary Loan processing, collection development, and assisting  the library staff with their daily tasks.
Ms. Catherine believes that everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The author tackles the roots of human behavior from innocence to kindness to cruelty to love and finally to hatred in this book. "We should remember this period in our history and hopefully learn from the way people acted toward others," says Ms. Catherine.
Thursday, June 1st, 6:30pm-7:30pm

"He walked in, looking exactly like Betsy's husband. Who is this new man? Why is he pointing a gun at her? How will a simple housewife live with this new reality?" Local Nazareth area author Susan Beam will be in the library's living room on Thursday night to autograph and talk about her newest book He's Not My Husband. No pre-registration necessary for this event.
Tuesday, June 6th, 6:30pm-8pm 

Travel back in time as performer Dave DeLuca presents a tribute to the "King of Cool" Dean Martin. In his one-man show That's Amore: A Century Of Dean Martin , Dave DeLuca imitates Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as Memories Are Made Of This, Everybody Loves Somebody, You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You, Volare, Ain't That A Kick In The Head, and That's Amore. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot by pre-registering at the circulation desk or by calling 610-759-4932 ext.1.    A PA Forward Initiative.


The Library's Book Club on the Road meets on Thursday, June 1st, 6pm. This month the library has partnered with Smooch on Main Boutique ( 101 S. Main St., Nazareth) and will meet there for a book discussion of  Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Cortner. Pre-registration is requested. Stay tuned for future "on the road" book clubs as the library moves out into the community. A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.

The Nazareth Book Club meets on Wednesday, June 14th, 6:30 pm, to discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. This book discussion group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Please contact Susan at 484-201-0871 or Sgerken@aol.com for more information. The July selection is Dead Wake by Eric Larson.

The ABC (Adult Book Club) Nazzies, led by library staff, meets in the library's living room on Friday, June 23rd, 10:30 am , to discuss Daphne Du Maurier's classic Rebecca .  Please stop by the circulation desk and register if you are interested in being a part of the book discussion. A limited number of books are available.  A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.


June 12 - August 5
It's time for Summer Reading!  This year's theme is "Build a Better World!" and we have  huge schedule of events in addition to our famous reading challenge!  Summer Reading is a drop-in activity designed to encourage children to read for fun during the summer.  Register for certain events in advance.
Teens and Adults should check out our programs designed just for them.
 Adult Program >>
Beginning on Monday, June 12th.
Join us for one of our many drop-in story times and activity sessions such as Wee Build, Toddler Shake and Boogie, and the new Makerspace (Fridays, 10am-11am).  We offer programs for children from 4 months to 5 years old from Monday through Friday. Come and listen to stories, make awesome crafts, dance and sing, or build whole worlds with our variety of building toys - we have it all at the library! No pre-registration is required for these programs.
Fridays, 10:30am, beginning on June 16
In addition to the weekly "Boogie" held in the library's living room on Tuesday mornings, 10:30am, the extremely popular toddler and preschool program is adding a second session for the summer at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Firehouse  (155 Firehouse Drive) will host "On the Road ...Toddler Shake and Boogie" with Miss Catherine and Mrs. Kelly every Friday until August 4th. Bring a friend or two and "boogie on down" to The Wheels on the Bus and other top 10 Toddler hits. No pre-registration is required for this program.
Wednesday, June 14, 6:30-7pm
Enjoy a fun 30 minute evening program of stories, songs and finger plays geared to toddlers and preschoolers to participate with their parents and grandparents. It's held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Children are welcome to wear their "pjs" and bring their favorite stuffed animal since June's theme will be Bedtime.
Monday, June 19th, 11am - noon
It's another "On the Road" library event! Kids who sign-up for Summer Reading at the library will have a chance to meet some of the animals from the Lehigh Valley Zoo and learn about their habitats. Bring a blanket to relax at this event at Tuskes Community Park of Lower Nazareth (3040 Bath Pike). It's another way that Summer Reading at the library is more than just books. And like everything at the library, it's free! Registration begins one week prior to the event.
Wednesday, June 28th, 6:30pm-7:15pm
Get creative and bring your young ones to the Family Craft Night. Space is limited to 30. Pre-registration begins on Wednesday, June 21st in the Children's Room.
Thursday, June 29th, 6:30pm

Fun Fact:  There are 6906 living languages spoken in the world.

Join Library Director, Holly Bennett for a "Language Listening" story time for children heading to Kindergarten through grade 6. Listen to stories (and perhaps learn a few words) in Mandarin, Spanish, German, and English. It will be a fun evening of exploring new languages with three special guests!