Lessons in Making the World a Better Place: Summer Reading 2017!

The Summer Reading 2017 “Build A Better World” themed programs introduced young patrons to the idea that even a child can make the world a better place and have fun doing so. Starting with the help of the members of the Catasauqua Garden Club, Summer Readers potted up a flower to take home, making their world a little more beautiful. Children learned about the moon in relation to our world, learning about what’s beyond. Brightly decorated birdhouses celebrated our feathered friends. Dr. Seuss’s lesson on the environment turned Bartholomew’s Oobleck into “slime,” to the delight of every child. Pirate stories were all about unity in song and action.

The Wildlands Conservancy taught us about respect for wildlife. Allentown Symphony’s hands-on instrumental “Petting Zoo” proved that music truly is the universal language. Fitness expert Jess showed us how to be a better, that is healthy, person. And meeting Officer Wiseman and Canine Officer Zora was a lesson in gratitude for keeping us safe. Children from the YMCA Summer Camp and St. Paul’s Day Care joined us for many of our programs. That made the world a better place because we shared special experiences and made new friends! Every day, the Library hopes to make your world a better place by encouraging your love of reading.

The Library has two September programs that we think you will not want to miss. For every one who remembers our Cinderella and Snow White story times, you will be happy to know that Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, Catasauqua’s own “Blondie, will be back as “Elsa” on September 25th at 6pm. She looks the part! She acts the part! She is “Elsa!” On a more serious note, Hartzell’s “Health Talks” takes on a very important subject. Sheila Nemeth, CarePatrol’s Certified Senior Advisor, along with Dominique Cipollone, Registered Pharmacist, will address the question of “Family Caregiving and When It’s Time to Get Help.” CarePatrol is a free service to help families find quality senior care. Sheila will provide information and advice on a variety of options including in-home care, independent living, assisted living and memory care. This is a program for those of us who face these issues now or expect we might in the future.



Don’t Let Go” by Harlan Coben
“Enigma” by Catherine Coulter
“The Last Tudor” by Philippa Gregory
“The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” by David Lagercrantz
“Vince Flynn Enemy of the State” by Kyle Mills
“Haunted” by James Patterson and James O. Born
“Secrets in Death” by J.D. Robb
“The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter

“Helter Skelter” by Vincent Bugliosi
“What Happened” by Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

“Minecraft: The Island” by Max Brooks

“Little Excavator” by Anna Dewdney
“What Do You Do With An Idea?” by Kobi Yamada