The Collections of the Public Library of Catasauqua total over 18,000 items: Books, magazines and DVD’s. The print collection of materials is organized into areas of Fiction and Non-Fiction for Adults, Young Adults, Juveniles, Children. There are also specific areas for Large Print, Biographies, Magazines and DVD’s for both adults and children.
The Library makes every effort to provide patrons with an excellent selection of current best-sellers. The Library purchases every new work of fiction of several contemporary authors who have a popular following. The Library also purchases non-fiction works that are considered to have made an important contribution to contemporary thinking.
New York Times Best Books of 2020
A Children’s Bible – Lydia Millet
Deacon King Kong – James McBride
Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell
Homeland Elegies – Ayad Akhtar
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker
A Promised Land – Barack Obama
Shakespeare in a Divided America – James Shapiro
Uncanny Valley – Anna Wiener
War – Margaret MacMillan
The Public Library of Catasauqua Is Pleased To Have All 10 Selections In Our Collection.
TYPES OF LITERATURE
We have an excellent collection of Adult fiction books. Old favorites, classics, and new titles.
Please come in and find that book you have been looking for. We can help you choose a great read.
Large Print books consist of both Fiction and Non-fiction books. They are situated at the beginning of the Adult Fiction books.
We have books which have won awards. We have books that have won awards from Coretta Scott King, Michael Prinz, Newberry awards and Caldecott winners.
All our fiction books for younger readers are organized by the author’s last name. The books start with authors whose name begins with A and end with Z. If you don’t know the author’s name, you can always check in our online catalog for the author. Always ask for help if you need it.
We have a great collection of graphic novels for middle school readers. All your favorites are here!
In the Children’s room the newest books are displayed in the racks, facing forward so that children can easily see what’s new. These books are labeled “14 day” so that everyone has a chance to read them.
The newest books in the Library are displayed right inside the entrance of the Library. These are marked as “14 day” books so that everyone has a chance to read them.
A list of the new books is published in the Catasauqua Press each month.
Adult non-fiction books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal system. Each book in this area has a number on the spine. The number corresponds to a particular subject area. The subject areas are listed on the end of every other shelf. If you need help finding a book, please ask. We are here to help.
Our young adult section has expanded considerably, and we have stand-alone books as well as series. This section also has Michael J Prinz award winners. Come and browse, sit in a comfy chair, have a drink and decide what you will read next.
MIDDLE SCHOOL READERS
In our collection we have series of books for young readers. Come and check out the next book in the series you would like to read.
Find what you are looking for in non-fiction by following the Dewey Decimal system. It might look complicated, but each numbered section contains specific types of books. For example, you may be looking for a book on other languages.
You can see from the chart that you would need to look in the books that are labeled with a number beginning with 400. If you are looking for a history book you would need to look in the 900s. Always ask if you need help to find something.
FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Our 5-minute story section is very popular. Pop in and find an amazing 5 minute story to read with your child.