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Published June 15. 2011 05:01PM

The Palmerton Area Library has announced a number of programs that will be taking place over the next few months. They are as follows:

Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. on each Friday through the school year and will resume on Sept. 2. All are welcome.

Knitting Club

From 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 20, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library. Anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, or other crafts is welcome to attend. All levels of experience are invited. The club is free.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are continuing at the library. Classes are offered on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants should call the teacher at (570) 436-1762 for more information.

Book Sale

The library sponsors a used book sale in the basement on a daily basis. New used books arrive daily.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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.

Friends of the library

The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Tuesday, July 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.

Teen Advisory Group

The Teen Advisory Group is for students in grades seven through 12 and meets at the library after school on the first Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome. The group is currently remodeling and painting a section of the library basement.

Watercolor Classes for Kids

There are ongoing watercolor classes for kids. Call the teacher at (610) 824-4962 for more information.

Coming Events

The library has started a new volunteer program. Ask at the desk for a volunteer packet and sign up to help 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.

Summer Reading

Summer reading programs are offered at the library. A free kick-off party will held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, with a kids rock concert by Ricky and his band.

Preschool Circle Time (ages 3-5) will feature stories, music and more and will be held in the gallery every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. from June 16 through July 28.

Summer Reading Club (grades K-6) will include stories, puppets, crafts, games, contests and service projects and will be held Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. from June 17 through July 29 (except July 1).

An ending celebration will be held Friday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the gallery. "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes" will be presented by singer and guitarist/banjoist Tom Sieling, featuring humorous, participatory songs for kids that engage the whole family. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and is free and open to the public.

For more information call the library at (610) 826-3424.

Read Around the World

Adults, teens and kids, sign up for the Read Around the World contest and compete in your age group for fun prizes. Add a link to the chain for each book you read during the summer months. Prizes will be awarded in September. All library patrons are welcome to participate.

For more info call the library at (610) 826-3424.

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