Catasauqua Press

Friday, April 20, 2018

Library column Library board appoints Laubach-Haydt as new trustee

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Public Library of Catasauqua Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mollie Laubach-Haydt has been appointed to the board.

She brings to the library community her many years of experience as a classroom teacher and reading specialist. Mollie is particularly interested in library programming for children that has S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) principles at its core. She is a Catasauqua native who has been part of the life of the library since her childhood and, for the past two years, she has been a “Friend of the Library.” The library board and staff are looking forward to working with her.


The library and North Penn Legal Services have partnered to present community-interest programs. At 6 p.m. April 20, Attorney Lori Molloy will speak on “Landlord-Tenant Issues.” This is an opportunity for area renters and landlords to get up-to-the-minute information.

North Penn Legal Services is a nonprofit agency that provides free legal services for low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. This program is free to the public.

Future programs are planned for such topics as wills and powers of attorney.

For all of our readers with legal concerns and questions, please take a look at the online resources section of for two important legal tools: Law Depot and

Law Depot provides downloadable legal forms for just about every need. is a resource for the text of state and federal law, as well as for information on how to find an attorney and where to go for legal advice.

Both resources can be accessed from your home computer, but you will need to call the library to be assigned a passcode for Law Depot. A passcode is not needed for


On April 27, participants in the Historic Catasauqua Walking Tour, Bridge Street Historic District, will conclude their tour at the library in order to research Catasauqua family and industrial history. To register, contact tour leader Deb Mellish at 610-231-0603.


Summer reading will be here before you know it! The library staff is busy putting together a fun and educational series of programs and events.

Registration for the summer reading program for children ages 4 through high school begins May 1. Registration must be done in person at the library by a parent or legal guardian.

New Books

Fiction:“The Fix,” by David Baldacci; “All by Myself, Alone,” by Mary Higgins Clark; “The Devil’s Triangle,” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison; “Into the Water,” by Paula Hawkins; “If Not For You,” by Debbie Macomber; “16th Seduction,” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; “Golden Prey,” by John Sandford; “Against All Odds,” by Danielle Steel; “Fast and Loose,” by Stuart Woods

Nonfiction:“Nevertheless: A Memoir,” by Alec Baldwin; “The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince,” by Mayte Garcia; “Old School: Life in the Sane Lane,” by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein; “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life,” by Sally Bedell Smith

Children:“Iggy Peck, Architect,” by Andrea Beaty; “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors,” by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex; “Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book,” by Jennifer Donnelly