The Board of Trustees and the Staff of the Public Library of Catasauqua are very pleased to announce that we will be working with Pastor Brian Riedy and parishioners of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church on their Annual Yard Sale that takes place this year on June 1st  from 8am to 1pm.  

The Library has been asked to take an active part in the coordination of the responsibilities and activities that lead up to the Annual Yard Sale, which in past years has been an important fundraiser for the Church.  Holy Trinity Lutheran’s commitment to serve the needs of the Catasauqua community is well known and takes many forms.  This year, Holy Trinity Lutheran will be donating the proceeds of the Yard Sale to the Library to help with our on-going plans to improve library services.

The Library’s Trustees and Staff are extremely grateful to Pastor Brian for acknowledging, in this way, the important role the Library plays in the life of the communities we serve. “Many hands make light work!”  Please call the Library at 610-264-4151 to sign up to help for an hour or two on any day, Tuesday thru Friday, preceding Saturday’s June 1stYard Sale. Please consider contributing to the success of this special event.  You can be sure there will be treasures and bargains galore!

In recognition of the 50thAnniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon and Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk, the Library’s Summer Reading 2019 programs are all about SPACE!  Beginning Monday, May 13th, parents may register their children in person at the Library for a Summer of exciting, SPACE-themed, hands-on activities on Tuesdays at 1:30pm from June 18ththrough July 30th.


ADULT FICTION: “Sunset Beach,” Mary Kay Andrews
“Things My Son Needs to Know About the World,” Fredrik Backman
“The Better Sister,” Alafair Burke
“Queen Bee, “ Dorothea Benton Frank
“Lost Roses,” Martha Hall Kelly
“Two Weeks,” Karen Kingsbury
“Miracle at St. Andrews,” James Patterson with Peter de Jonge
“Unsolved,” James Patterson and David Ellis
“Tightrope,” Amanda Quick
“Skin Game,“ Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall

“The British Are Coming: The War For America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777,” Rick Atkinson
“Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself,” Jill Biden
“Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America,” Jared Cohen
“Collusion,” Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley
“The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World,” Melinda Gates
“Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed,“ Lori Gottlieb
“Life Will Be the Death of Me:…And You Too!” Chelsea Handler
“Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II,” Robert Matzen
“Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations,” Admiral William H. McRaven
“The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty,” Susan Page

JUVENILE FICTION:  “Katt vs. Dogg,” James Patterson and Christopher Grabenstein
“Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild,” Dav Pilkey

“Don’t Let Them Disappear,” Chelsea Clinton
“There Was An Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon!” Lucille Colandro
“A Piglet Named Mercy,” Kate DiCamillo
“The Day Snuffy Had the Sniffles (Sesame Street),” Linda Lee Maifair