The Trustees and Staff of the Public Library of Catasauqua are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Library is one of eleven members of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative, affectionately known as LCLC!
Catasauqua joins Coplay Public Library, Dimmick Memorial Library (Jim Thorpe), Emmaus Public Library, Lehighton Area Memorial Library, Lower Macungie Public Library, Palmerton Area Library, Parkland Community Library, Slatington Public Library, Southern Lehigh Public Library and Whitehall Township Public Library with these shared goals: Our Mission: To enhance and expand the coordination of equal access to information and resources across two counties while preserving the unique attributes of individual libraries. Our Vision: LCLC “Growing communities together.” Together, LCLC libraries share common patron borrowing policies and common circulation policies.
On November 8th, Catasauqua will “Go Live” as an automated library with the SPARK Evergreen integrated library system, which is the system common to all eleven LCLC libraries.
LCLC library patrons will have access to the collections of all eleven libraries from each patron’s home library. Every library patron will keep his or her “Home” library, but will be able to access and borrow from any other member of LCLC. And (This is really incredible!), after the first of the New Year, there will be one library card to use in all LCLC libraries! Not only will Catasauqua be automated; not only will all eleven libraries share their collections; there will be daily delivery service between all LCLC libraries. That means you can expect to get what you want to borrow from, say, Slatington, in no more than 2 days! LCLC libraries have been working together for more than a year to adopt policies and procedures that are going to give LCLC patrons the gold standard of library service. Library Director, Sandra Arden, Assistant Director Katherine Grey and Library Assistant Sierra Williams can’t wait to introduce you to SPARK, a library automation system that is being used by over a hundred libraries throughout Pennsylvania.
As you can well imagine, we are moving forward full speed ahead to our November 8th “Go Live” date with SPARK.
In preparation for that very important day, we have had to reschedule several events. The second series with Penn State’s Dr. Griffie and “Dining with Diabetes” is, unfortunately, postponed until the Spring. Our SPOOKTACULAR with the Lehigh Storytelling Guild has been rescheduled for Monday October 22nd at 6pm! Our program with the Center for Vision Loss and Hartzell’s Pharmacy has been rescheduled for November 8th. And, our children’s Teddy Bear Workshop has been postponed until early December.
The Next Person You Meet In Heaven,” Mitch Albom
“Red War,” Vince Flynn
“The Reckoning,” John Grisham
“Elevation,” Stephen King
“Alaskan Holiday,” Debbie Macomber
“Nine Perfect Strangers,” Liane Moriarty
“Ambush,” James Patterson
“A Spark of Light,” Jodi Picoult
“Blood Communion,” Anne Rice
“Holy Ghost,” John Sandford
“Bridge of Clay,” Marcus Zusak
“Small Fry,” Lisa Brennan-Jobs
“Full Disclosure,” Stormy Daniels
“Homebody,” Joanne Gaines
“Every Day Is Extra,” John Kerry
“21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” Yuval Noah Harari
“The Good Neighbor,” Maxwell King
“Becoming,” Michelle Obama
“In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown,” Nathaniel Philbrick
“Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
“Fear: Trump in the White House,” Bob Woodward.
“Are You Kind,” Dr. Seuss’s.