Catasauqua Press

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Northampton column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Library begins fund drive

The Northampton Area Public Library has begun its annual fund drive.

The library has a new logo and motto, "Always something new," which is reflected in the many new programs under way.

In the past 18 months, the library has added eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, established a Teen Advisory Board and reading program, restarted visits to senior centers and assisted living facilities, provided free access to online courses, invited the NAHS Drama Club to present a Seussical Storytime, added a preschool computer station, started a teen afterschool program and presented unique programs on the paranormal, local history, "Star Wars" and more.

Costs have risen, and the funding hasn't increased at the same rate, but the library has continued to expand its services by working with local organizations and charitable foundations.

Your help is needed as well. To make a donation, use the form and envelope included in your fund drive letter, which should have arrived in the mail by now.

Didn't get a letter? Stop by the library, or send your donation to 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton, 18067.

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Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Community Days Fair, set for July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, features rides, games, food and entertainment.

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