Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
More than 25 children attended the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading program June 20 to learn about the moon and sun with Moravian College professor Gary Becker, who handed out sunglasses that allow you to look at the sun.PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTIN More than 25 children attended the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading program June 20 to learn about the moon and sun with Moravian College professor Gary Becker, who handed out sunglasses that allow you to look at the sun.PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTIN
Becker reminded the children, “Never look at the sun without these glasses or you can go blind.” The summer reading program continues with more activities on Tuesday mornings. Becker reminded the children, “Never look at the sun without these glasses or you can go blind.” The summer reading program continues with more activities on Tuesday mornings.

Catasauqua library: Your library: It’s all about the love of reading!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The library’s summer reading programs are all about giving our children a variety of educational and recreational experiences that will inspire and encourage them to become lifelong learners.

It should come as no surprise that reading is the foundation of that process.

According to the National Institute of Health, when children love to read, they are more likely to love to learn.

And, the experts tell us, children best learn to love reading when they can choose what they read. That’s very important because children will often read a book they like over and over again. That builds confidence.

Don’t worry if your child picks books that seem “too easy” or “too silly.” Again, important skills like vocabulary and comprehension are going to be strengthened because that’s what children’s authors do: They build all those important skills into books on subjects that children love. The result is the perfect mix of having a great time learning what you need to learn!

Speaking of the love of reading, summer is the perfect time for everyone to catch up on their favorite authors. We make every effort to have a really good selection of what’s on the New York Times bestseller lists. Next time you take out that new bestseller, be sure to check the stacks for the author’s previous works. You may have missed a goody from a while back.

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As many of you already know, we have partnered with Hartzell’s Pharmacy to present “Health Talks.” Please join us July 20 for “Supplements and Their Use,” presented by pharmacist Kamil Rudzinski. Medications, your food source and health issues can adversely affect the nutrient levels in your body. Learn how supplements may help you reach your health goals!

Your attendance at this program automatically enters you in a drawing for a free starter supply of basic supplements. The library will thank you with a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Bridge Street Family Restaurant.

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New books

Fiction: “The Late Show,” by Michael Connelly; “Nighthawk,” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown; “A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline; “Tom Clancy: Point of Contact,” by Mike Maden; “House of Spies,” by Daniel Silva; “The Duchess,” by Danielle Steel; “Beren and Luthien,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

Nonfiction: “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” by Diane Ackerman; “The Perfect Horse,” by Elizabeth Letts; “Option B,” by Sheryl Sanberg; “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot

Children’s fiction: “The Adventures of Captain Underpants,” by Dav Pilkey; “Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy,” Parts 1 and 2, by Dav Pilkey; “Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman,” by Dav Pilkey

Children’s nonfiction: “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,“ by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger