Library Board Appoints New Trustee

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

The Library and North Penn Legal Services have partnered to present community interest programs
On Thursday, April 20th at 6pm, North Penn Legal Services 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 non-profit agency that provides free legal services for low income and/or 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 our online resources section 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

April’s Historic Catasauqua Walking Tour
On April 27th, 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, please contact tour leader Deb Mellish at 610-231-0603.

Summer Reading will be here before you know it!
Library staff are very busy putting together a fun and educational series of programs and events. Registration for Summer Reading for children aged 4 through high school begins Monday, May 1st. Registration must be done in person at the Library by a parent or legal guardian.

New Books

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

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

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