During April the Palmerton Area Library will be celebrating National Library Week all month long.
The library Teen Group will be sponsoring its Food For Fines program again to help build up food supplies at the CACPAC food pantry in Palmerton. During the month of April, library patrons may eliminate $1 of late fines for each can or box of nonperishable food donated at the library. There will be a shopping cart located near the front door of the library for donations. At the end of the month the teens will sort the donated food and deliver it to the food pantry in Palmerton.
For younger library lovers, there will be a book mark contest. This contest is open to all children in preschool through grade 6. Contest rules will be delivered to all the Palmerton Area Schools as well as local day care centers. Parents may also pick up the forms to enter the contest at the library. Entries are due by Wednesday April 17. Winners will be announced April 19. Winning book mark designs from each of three age categories will be made into book marks that will be handed out to the public for the whole year. Winners will also receive prizes of books and gift certificates.
On Sunday, April 14, from 2-4 p.m. the Friends of the Library is sponsoring the Annual Photography Show in the Gallery upstairs at the library. The show will feature work by local photographers. Light refreshments will be provided. The Peoples' Choice Award will be announced at the end of the show. Anyone interested in entering work in the show should contact the library at (610) 826-3424. Tickets are available at the library or at the door on the day of the show.
The library will present a spring concert on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. featuring Roger Latzgo, who will perform "Music from Roger's Garden," his celebration of gardening and ecology. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Latzgo will accompany his vocals on guitar and piano as well as some exotic instruments brought back from his travels. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Computer classes will continue at the library through April and May. There are still openings in some of the classes. Call the library for more information.
The library is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Check out the library website at www.palmertonarealibrary.com for information about other activities at the library, e-books, access to books from other libraries, fax and copy services, children's activities, classes and other services.