Here at the Library, we have missed seeing young children for weekly “Storytime.” In order to observe social distancing, and in order to maintain a safe environment, it has not been possible to gather groups of children together. Fortunately, it is possible for children from the same family to come to the Library’s Children’s Room, one family at a time. Beginning September 15th, “Miss Amy” is available by appointment on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons for a personal craft activity with children 3-5 years old, one family at a time. All the young children in your family are welcome, but the craft activity is for 3-5 year-olds. Parents can keep their infants and children to age 3 busy with books while “Miss Amy” gives special attention to their older siblings. Please call on Mondays- 610-264-4151- to make an appointment for that week for a very special, personal experience for your young family.

For the past several Summers, over a period of several weeks, the Library has welcomed children for Summer Reading activities. This Summer, as we know, it has not been possible for our children to gather together for group activities. What we have been able to do to celebrate Summer is give our patron families pretty pots of flowers and free books and crafts. These were made available contact-less from our foyer between the entrance to the Library and the inner Library door. And, who can forget the free treats from Oogie’s Ice Cream Truck! All of that was made possible by a generous donation from the Catasauqua Community Partnerships, the same organization that made previous Summer Reading programs possible. In addition to those fun “freebies,” the CCP’s donation has made it possible for the Library to purchase many new books specifically for children and young adults- The Puppy Palace! Dork Diaries! “I Survived!” and more! The Red Queen series! Wings of Fire! The Miss Peregrine series! And those favorites of so many teens- The Darkest Minds series, and The Home Team collection! The Library staff won’t be forgetting any time soon the donation of 70 books from Mackenzie, who had just turned 4. That’s right- 70 children’s books that were Mackenzie’s birthday presents from her friends- Children who came to her Birthday Party knowing they were bringing books to be donated to the Library. Wow! Thank you, Mackenzie! And, please be sure to follow us on Facebook at the Public Library of Catasauqua!


Adult Fiction:
“Anxious People,” Fredrik Backman; “The Sentinel,” Lee Child and Andrew Child; “Christmas Cupcake Murder,” Joanne Fluke; “The Guest List,” Lucy Foley; “Troubled Blood,” Robert Galbraith; “Dreaming Death,” Heather Graham; “Squeeze Me,” Carl Hiaasen; “Chaos,” Iris Johansen; “The Exiles,” Christina Baker Kline; “The Stone Wall,” Beverly Lewis; “The Brightest Star,” Fern Michaels; “Truth and Justice,” Fern Michaels; “Vince Flynn Total Power,” Kyle Mills; “The Coast-to-Coast Murders,” James Patterson and J.D. Barker; “The Midwife Murders,” James Patterson and Richard DiLallo; “All the Devils Are Here,” Louise Penny; “The Book of Two Ways,” Jodi Picoult; “Shadows in Death,” J.D. Robb; “The Return,” Nicholas Sparks; “Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book 1: Chaos Rising),” Timothy Zahn

Adult Non-Fiction:
“Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World,” Lesley M.M. Blume; “Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump,“ Michael Cohen; “Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart,” Rachel Hollis; “COVID-19: the Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One,” Deborah Mackenzie; “Murder Thy Neighbor,” James Patterson; “Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Defense of the Indefensible,” Donald Trump, Jr.; “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Oprah’s Book Club),” Isabel Wilkerson; “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff; “Rage,” Bob Woodward

Children’s Picture Books:
“Clifford Goes to Kindergarten,” Norman Bridwell; “Wild Symphony,” Dan Brown; “Elbow Grease: Fast Friends,” John Cena; “Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!” Kimberly and James Dean; “5-Minute Under the Sea Stories,” Disney Books; “We Will Rock Our Classmates,” Ryan T. Higgins; “Pinkalicious: 5-Minute Pinkalicious Stories,” Victoria Kann; “Pinkalicious: Schooltastic Storybook Favorites,” Victoria Kann; “Curious George 3-Minute Stories,” H.A. Rey; “Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo’s Super Adventure,” Sesame Workshop; “How To Catch a Yeti,” Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.