Did you know that all across our country almost every town that has a public library has a  Summer Reading Program?   It’s true, and there’s a  good reason for that.    We all know  that Summer  interrupts school-based learning, and that at the beginning of each new school year there is  a period of time when students “catch up.”   Both research and experience tell us that continuing to read over the Summer helps to  keep  reading skills sharp.  There’s a saying that sums it all up.  “Learn to read and then read to learn.”  Reading is the fundamental skill that makes all learning possible.  Here at the Public Library of Catasauqua, we aim to reward Summer readers with a series of programs that are just plain fun  while introducing young minds to new adventures, ideas and experiences.

The Catasauqua Garden Club will teach you how to plant a flower.  Take care of it and experience the satisfaction of seeing it grow.  Get up close and personal with nature- Meet Zuzu and Cosmo the racing pigeons and the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s “Critters Under Rocks.”  Learn Yoga to improve your health and well-being with Catasauqua’s Blondie, an expert instructor of that ancient art.   Enjoy interactive musical presentations and discover why music is the world’s universal language.

It has been a tradition for the Library to invite Catasauqua’s own Officer John Wiseman and his Canine Officer Zora to be part of our Summer Reading activities.   Once again, we will have the opportunity to learn how these two Officers work together to protect our community.  Last but not least, when we say “Good bye for now!” to all our Summer Reading activities, we will celebrate all of it with an ice cream treat from Oogie’s Ice Cream Truck, another Summer Reading tradition.  Register now!


“High Tide Club,” Mary Kay Andrews
“How To Walk Away,” Katherine Center
“The President Is Missing,” Bill Clinton and James Patterson
“By Invitation Only,” Dorothea Benton Frank
“The Mars Room,” Rachel Kushner
“Tom Clancy Line of Sight,” Mike Maden
“A Place for Us,” Fatima Farheen Mirza
“Warlight,” Michael Ondaatje
“Murder in Paradise,” James Patterson
“The Hellfire Club,” Jake Tapper
“Turbulence,” Stuart Woods

“ Three Days In Moscow,” Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
“Trump’s America:  The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback,” Newt Gingrich
“Barracoon,” Zora Neale Hurston
“Robin,” Dave Itzkoff
“The Soul of America,” Jon Meacham
“How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan

“The Wild Robot Escapes,” Peter Brown

“A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo,” Marlon Bundo
“I Love Dad With The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle
“Llama Llama Loves To Read,” Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan
“How To Babysit a Grandma,” Jean Reagan
“Dear Girl,” Amy Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal