The Palmerton Area Library offers more than books to check out for reading.

Preschool Story Hour, free and open to the public, is every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Tail Waggin' Tutors Kids, free, let's kids read to dogs the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Parents must preregister for a time slot by calling the library at 610-826-3424.

Watercolor Painting Classes is offered two days a week. Call the teacher at 610-824-4962 for more information.

Free homework helpers are available every Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m. Volunteer tutors will help your child with his/her homework and other assignments. Parents must register each child.

Teen Advisory Group is for teens in grades 7-12. New members are always welcome. Call the library and ask for Mariann for details.

The Children's Art Show will be June 10 from 1-3 p.m. All art work must be matted and ready to hang.

Knitting Club, which meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. is free and open to anyone interested in knitting and crocheting at all skill levels.

Third Monday Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at 12-1 p.m. and discusses a different book each month. On March 19 the book will be "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. New members are welcome.

Yoga Classes are offered every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Call the teacher at 570-436-1762 for more information or stop in on Saturday mornings.

Library board of directors meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Friends of the Palmerton Area Library meet four times a year. Next meeting will be Tuesday April 10 at 7 p.m.

Spring computer classes will be Beginner, Intermediate and Digital Camera Classes starting April 12 at 5 p.m. Class size is limited so call now to register.

There are used books and movies for sale during regular library hours. New books arrive on a weekly basis as well as movies, puzzles and CD's and are priced to sell. Volunteers are always needed to sort and place books on shelves.

The library's annual fund drive is going on now. Show your support for the Palmerton Area Library by making a donation today.

Check out the library website at www.palmertonarealibrary.com for information about all the coming events at the library.