The Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton is in full swing with many of its regular activities.

Preschool Story Hour is held each Friday at 10:30 a.m. for all children with no fee or registration necessary. The knitting club continues to meet on the first and third Monday of the month from 6-8 p.m. and welcomes all crafters regardless of skill level. The Third Monday Book Club will meet next on Oct. 18 at noon and will discuss "Before You Know Kindness" by Chris Bohjalian. The club is open to all adults.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 6 after school for all interested teens in grades 7-12. Plans are being made for the upcoming Library Halloween party. New members are always welcome.

The Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Plans are being made for activities for 2011 and ways that the friends can assist the library with programming and funding. If you are interested in keeping the library open and growing, come to the Friends meeting and find out how you can help.

The Tail-Waggin' Tutors and their dogs will be at the library on Oct. 9 from 11-noon to listen to children reading out loud to dogs. This program is free and open to all area children who love animals and want to practice their reading skills. Parents should call the library at (610) 826-3424 to schedule a time slot for their children.

The library will sponsor its 4th Annual Quilt Show on Sunday, Oct. 10 from noon until 4 p.m., and is looking for people interested in displaying quilts. Call the library for more information.

Watercolor painting classes for adults will be taught by Paula Zelienka at the library on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Call Zelienka at (610) 824-4962 for more information.

The library is looking for donations of handcrafted items for it's Christmas auction. Donated items should be brought to the library by Nov. 1.

The library is still looking for volunteers for in a variety of areas. If you would like to volunteer, come to the library and pick up a volunteer packet which explains all the jobs available and times needed.

The library is struggling to function with cuts to its funding. The Friends of the Library and the board of directors are working together to find new ways to support the library and appreciates help from the communities and volunteers. Currently the library is maintaining its hours as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-8; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10-5; and Saturdays, 9-4.

Use the library 24 hours a day at www.palmertonarealibrary.com.