Monetary Donations and Book Dedications
Book dedications are another thoughtful way to help your library and honor someone you love. The Bethlehem Area Public Library has Buy-A-Book program in which a small donation of $30.00 buys a new book for the library and you can dedicate the book in honor of an individual or organization. A printable donation form is available at the Buy-A-Book web page and you can mail completed forms to the address listed. Large donations of $100.00 or more are accepted for the Endowment Fund (either the adult or children’s division). You may also dedicate these donations in honor or memory of someone special and the donation will appear on the Endowment Fund Honor Roll.
At the Easton Area Public Library, you have a choice between donating money towards a DVD, CD, book or magazine subscription. All you need to do to make this donation is fill out the Commemorative Gift Form and choose the amount of your donation. You also have the option to have your donation posted on the Easton Area Public Library official web site. Making a monetary donation to your library helps their circulation inventory so there are more materials for community members to borrow, but is it also a heartfelt gift to a friend or in memory of a lost loved one.
Participate in Events
A fun way to stay involved in the community and support your library is to participate in events that are held by your local library. The Allentown Public Library is holding an Adult Summer Reading Program now through August 7th. You need to be 18 years or older, have a library card and borrow books from the library. You can join at anytime and there are no meetings to attend. All you need to do is record each book you borrow and read onto your reading log and take it to the library to receive your raffle tickets. Each prize has been donated so you will not cost the library money by participating and it will encourage the library to have more programs in the future if you support them now. For your reading log and more information, visit the library during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-4).
If you would like to keep your teenager out of trouble this summer, check out the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Teen Page. There are summer events strictly for teens and lists of top teen books for them to enjoy. The Easton Area Public Library is also hosting events for children and young adults. From summer reading programs to family nights, you can enjoy it all for free at the library. For more information, visit the Easton Area Public Library’s Youth Events web site.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about five different ways you can support your local library. If you participate in at least one this summer, the community and your local libraries will greatly benefit from your efforts. If you are not a patron of the Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library or Easton Area Public Library, please check your local library’s official web site or visit their locations for more details on how you can help.