The Palmerton Area Library is gearing up for the fall season with lots of activities on the schedule. Preschool story hours will be back beginning Sept. 3 and continuing every Friday during the school year at 10:30 a.m. Story times are free and open to the public.
The "Let's Go Fishing" contest that started in June will continue through August and prizes will be announced in September. There is still time for lots of books to be read before the deadline. For every book you read, add a fish to the fishing poles on the mezzanine. The contest is open to readers of all ages.
The Third Monday Book Club will resume on Sept. 20 with a discussion of the book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. The club welcomes newcomers and is open to all adults.
After a summer break the dogs and handlers from Tail Waggin' Tutors will be back Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. to listen to children read out loud. The program will continue throughout the school year on the second Saturday of each month. If your child would like to meet the dogs and practice his or her reading skills, call the library for more information. The program is free for all children, but parents must call in advance to reserve a time slot.
The library will be sponsoring its annual Quilt Show throughout the whole building on Sunday Oct. 10. Many quilts will be on display as well as demonstrations and educational sessions. Call the library for more information.
The library is starting a new Volunteer Program. Ask at the desk for a volunteer packet to sign up to shelve books, work in the book sale, decorate the display window, adopt a shelf, help with the teen group, etc. Individuals must be at least 13 years old to participate.
The Knitting Club continues to meet twice monthly at the library. Every first and third Monday evening at 6 p.m. the group meets to knit, crochet, and discuss what's new in the craft world and share stories. The club is free and new members are welcome regardless of skill level.
The board of directors of the Palmerton Area Library meets the third Wednesday of each month at the library at 4 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Stop in the library to pick up a membership form or join online and find out opportunities to volunteer and serve the library. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
The Teen Advisory Group is for students in grades 7-12 and meets at the library after school on the first Wednesday of the month. The group has activities scheduled throughout the summer months. New members are welcome. The group is currently remodeling and painting a section of the library basement.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.