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Slatington Library plans activities

Published May 15. 2013 05:03PM

Congratulations to Nancy Frantz, who won the raffle for the library's spring basket.

There will be a Wonderful World of Wildlife story hour on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Children ages 4 through fifth-grade are welcome. The summer program will run from Wednesday, June 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m.

The library will be hosting Sarah, a therapy dog, and her handler, Donna Alles, who will be at the library on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. during the summer to listen to children, beginning readers, who wish to read to her for 15 minutes. The library's tentative beginning date is June 19. Please contact the library for more information, or if you wish to sign up your child.

Check out the library's new website,

The library will be hosting four more lectures in their Community Wellness Series; June, "Understanding Headaches Without Getting One"; August, "The Importance of Immunizations in Good Health"; October, "You and your pharmacist - a Partnership for Wellness; and December, "Influenza - Attacking a Serious Issue Head-On". Watch for dates and times for these lectures.

Attention all

Pathmark shoppers

The Pathmark Community Rewards program allows you to earn one-percent of your purchase amount for the school or nonprofit organization of your choice; in this case, the Slatington Public Library. It's easy; you just need to sign up for a Pathmark Perks card and register it at, and select the Slatington Public Library to receive the donation. There is also a link to the Pathmark Community Rewards webpage from the Pathmark home page,, or call 1-800-931-6258. You can support the library just by buying your groceries.

If you have a PC, Kindle, a Nook, iPod, or any other e-book reader, remember you can check books out for free from the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library. All you need is a current Slatington Public Library card, which is free for residents of the Northern Lehigh area. Go to and "check it out."

Preschool story hour is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

There's always a book sale at the library. Hard back books are 50 cents, and paperbacks are 25 cents. We also have puzzles, videos, and sometimes music CDs or cassettes, all for 25 cents apiece. The library takes donations of books. We do not take encyclopedias, National Geographic, or Reader's Digest condensed books.

Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Thursday and Sunday. Contact us at (610) 767-6461.

Any questions concerning this information, please contact Louise Bechtel at the library at (610) 767-6461. Thank you.

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