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  • The Friends of the Library will sponsor a bus trip to the Grounds of Sculpture on Saturday Sept. 29th 2018. The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, is home to over 300 sculptures on 42 acres. There is a lot of walking, but the surface is flat and the pace leisurely. The cost of $75.00 per person includes bus, driver gratuity, admission, and guided tour. No outside food is allowed, but there are eating establishments on the grounds. The bus will leave from the library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall, PA 18052, at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 29th. The one hour guided tour starts at 11 AM, and then you are on your own to have lunch, stroll the grounds, and browse the gift shop until we leave PROMPTLY at 3:30 for Whitehall. We travel RAIN OR SHINE, so be prepared. You may pick up a form and flyer at the library and mail it to ENZO Travel no later than August 1, 2018. Call Michele at 610-762-1973 or the library if you have any questions. No phone reservations are accepted.  Click on this link for flyer and more info.
  • Summer Reading begins Tuesday, June 5. Prizes will be available June 13.
  • The library moved to a new library software system. The new Online Catalog can be found by clicking on HERE. Please reset any bookmarks or shortcuts. The new URL is: https://whitehall.sparkpa.org/eg/opac/home
  • "My Account" can now be accessed through "https://whitehall.sparkpa.org/eg/opac/myopac/main"
  • The library now accepts donations via PayPal. Use your credit card or PayPal balance to donate to the library.
  • The library digitized the Whitehall High School Yearbook from 1922 - 2016. We are able to provide copies on DVDs that can be displayed on a computer. Complete an order form and payment to receive your copy! Order forms are available at the front desk, the library will call when the copy is ready!
  • Spring Sock Drive 5,000: Ending June 28!! Do you want an easy way to help someone in need? This year, the Lehigh Valley Business Group (www.lvbg.org) is running a sock drive with the goal of collecting and distributing 5,000 or more pairs of socks to the people who need them. The Whitehall Library will be acting as one of the collection centers, and you can bring in clean, new socks of any size, style, or color.
  • Whitehall Township Public Library collects non-perishable can / box food products. All items collected will be given to the Whitehall food pantry. Items may be dropped off during regular library hours.
  • Peaceable Kingdom: The library is helping the Whitehall Lions Club raise supplies for Peaceable Kingdom in Whitehall. They are looking for new toys, specific foods, and old (but clean) towels, and supplies to care for their cats and dogs. (Please see the library for specifics).
  • SNACK PACK PALS:  WTPL will help collect items this year for the Whitehall Coplay School District students to be used in the Snack Pack Pal.  The packs of food are gathered and packed for kids who are in the most need of nutritious foods to alleviate severe hunger needs during long weekends when free breakfast and lunch are not available at the school. If you would like to make a food donation, please see the list below and drop off donations during regular library hours. Items needed: shelf-stable milk boxes, macaroni and cheese (boxes & individual packets), Chef Boyardee (cans & microwavable bowls), small boxes of cold cereal, fruit cups, applesauce cups, juice boxes/pouches, fruit snacks, packs of cheese/ peanut butter crackers, graham crackers, granola bars, and gallon type zip lock bags.
  • The library keeps a picture history online - using SmugMug. To look at our photos, click here to access the SmugMug site.
  • The library maintains a wish list, for needed supplies. Please take a look and consider helping us with a donation!

    Regular Monthly Programming

  • The library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month in the library's community room. Scheduled meetings for the 2017/18 fiscal year.
  • The Friends of the Whitehall Township Public Library invites the public to attend its regularly scheduled meetings on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the library's community room!
  • First Tuesday Creation Station @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. [July 3] [Aug. 7]
  • Third Monday Open Mic & Jam @ 6:30 p.m. : [June 18: TBA] [July 16: TBA] : Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio (FaceBook) (Webpage). Entertainers interested in performing 3 songs or a 15 minute set are asked to sign up just before 6:30. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers, storytellers, etc. come show off your stuff! Or just come and be part of the audience!
  • Third Tuesday Movie Night @ 6:00 p.m.: [June 19: CoCo] [July 17: TBA] [Aug 21: Moana] Come to the library to watch a movie! When a month shows "T.B.A." please call the library for information - we may not be able to advertise the title, yet.
  • Fourth Tuesday Adult Coloring Club @ 11:00 a.m. : Anyone 18 years old and older is welcome to join us every 4th Tuesday of the month for our Adult Coloring Club. The library has some supplies but invites you to bring your own as well.
  • "What are you reading now?" @ 1:00 p.m.: will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month : Patrons are invited to chat about whatever books they are reading at the moment - the ones you loved, the ones you hated, and everything in between.
  • Beading Club: Every Monday & Wednesday @ 1:30 p.m.

  • Special Programs:

  • Trains, Puzzles, and Insane Planes: Tuesday, June 19 @1:30 p.m.
  • Homemade Instruments: Wednesday, June 20 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Color to the Music: Tuesday, June 26 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Kids' Library Bingo: Wednesday, June 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Teens Create with Beading Club: Wednesday, June 27 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Acoustic Blues Project: Saturday, June 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, library closed.
  • Toddler Time: Thursday, July 5 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Just Dance: Thursday, July 5 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Super Science & Amazing Art: July 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • It's Story Time @ Your Library: Wednesday, July 11 @ 11 a..m. & 7 p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Thursday, July 12 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Teen Night: Friday, July 13 @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Story Time: Wednesday, July 18 @ 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Teens Create More with Beading Club: Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Thursday, July 19 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • TAB Meeting: Saturday, July 21 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Kids can Color to Music: Tuesday, July 24 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Story Time (Center for Vision Loss): Wednesday, July 25 @ 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Teen Seen: Wednesday, July 25 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Toddler Time (Center for Vision Loss): Thursday, July 26 @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Community Night (Coca Cola Park): Thursday, July 26 @ 7:05 p.m.
  • Kids-Teens Connect: Friday, July 28 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Story Time: Wednesday, August 1 @ 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Just Dance: Thursday, August 2 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Creation Station: Tuesday, August 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Simply Play: Wednesday, August 8 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Board Meeting: Thursday, August 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Community Heroes: Tuesday, August 14 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Simply Play: Wednesday, August 15 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Iron Pigs Community Night: Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Last day to submit reading logs (Toddlers - Grade 12): August 18 @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Movie Night: Tuesday, August 21 @ 6:00 p.m. - Moana
  • Simply Play: Wednesday, August 22 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Mounted Police of Bethlehem: Thursday, August 23 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Simply Play: Wednesday, August 29 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Iron Pigs' Community Night: Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:05 p.m.
  • Libraries Rock Finale & Community Block Party: August 25 @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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  • The library is able to receive donations from Amazon. A percentage of your total purchase can benefit the library. Click here for more details. Amazon requires shoppers to use "smile.amazon.com" for the library to benefit from this program.
  • The library offers free Skype sessions to local families with soldiers deployed domestically and abroad. If you have a deployed soldier, and would like to use our Internet and TV to communicate, obtain more information here or contact the library.