Palmer Branch Events Page
Summer Reading for Children!  June 12 - August 8

Hey Kids! We're WILD about reading!
Get ready for this year's Summer Reading theme -- Tails and Tales!
This summer let's read, discover, and explore! All ages are invited to join us for Summer Reading 2021. Discover the diversity of animal life on our planet, explore the great outdoors, and celebrate the wonder of storytelling.

Visit the library, read books, and earn prizes. Read (or be read to) in 20 minute increments, and visit the library after 200 minutes read to pick up your prize. There are a total of three prizes to collect, with the grand prize being a Summer Reading t-shirt! For children up to age 12. Visit the teen or adult pages to learn more about Summer Reading for teens and adults.

Join us for a summer full of adventure. Register now on Beanstack or come visit us at the Main Library or Palmer Branch to pick up your paper reading log.

Download the Children's Reading Log
Go paperless! Track your books on Beanstack
Summer Reading Kick Off

We are kicking off Summer Reading this year with some fun frozen treats. Come sign up for Summer Reading and then receive a free treat from Fidelity Bank's ice cream truck. Be considerate and wear a mask during pickup.

Main Library
Saturday, June 12 from 2-4pm

Palmer Branch
Monday, June 14 from 2-4pm.

We hope to see you then!

Thank you to Fidelity Bank for sponsoring the ice cream truck!

Summer Programs at the Palmer Branch
Join us this summer for virtual programs for preschool and elementary age children with the Palmer Branch.
Contact Katie Cardell at or 610-258-7492 to sign up or for more information.
Preschool Storytimes with the Palmer Branch
(virtual program) For children ages 2-5 years

Monday mornings at 10:00 am. Beginning June 14 through August 2.
click here to Register

Children can hear fun stories, sing songs and rhymes, and learn about fun activities they can do from home. Summer Storytime meets virtually every Monday at 10am during the eight weeks of the Summer Reading Program. Pick up a weekly craft kit from the Palmer Branch to go along with each week’s stories!

Bedtime Storytimes

(virtual program) For children ages 2-6

Wednesday, July 7 @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 4 @ 6:00pm

Get into your pajamas and snuggle in for some cozy bedtime stories with Miss Katie from the Palmer Branch!
Click here To register

Play-K Kindergarten Readiness
available at the Palmer Branch

Kindergarten readiness kits are available at the Palmer Branch for children entering Kindergarten this Fall. Activities to help develop skills necessary for Kindergarten will be included in each kit.

A new kit will be available each week of the Summer Reading Program! (Kits are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis).
“Bee” Kind to Bees
(virtual program)
for children ages 5-9
Thursday, June 24 @ 4:00pm

Why are bees so important, and can
humans really survive without them? Visit the library to pick up a kit with goodies we’ll use during the program!

Sign up in person or email Katie at
  I Survived Book Group
(virtual program)
For children ages 8-12
Wednesday, July 21 @ 11:00am

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

The I Survived Book Group is for children ages 8-12 and discusses books from Lauren Tarshis’s I Survived historical fiction series. Children discuss the story and are shown some STEM activities they can do from home. The first 10 children who register receive a free paperback copy of the book, which is theirs to keep as long as they participate in the discussion. 

Sign up in person or email Katie at
  Who Was Book Group
(virtual program)
For children ages 8-12
Wednesday, June 16 @ 4:00pm

Who Was Steve Irwin?

The Who Was Book Group is for children ages 8-12 and discusses books from the Who HQ series. During the discussions, children discuss the story and can participate in related activities. The first 10 children who register receive a free paperback copy of the book, which is theirs to keep as long as they participate in the discussion.

 Sign up in person or email Katie at
The Skin You're In

Celebrate and learn more about "The Skin You're In" with the Easton Area Public Library. An On-Demand program from EAPL that you can watch anytime. Join our staff for a storytime with Miss Katie, Science with Ms Jenny and Natalie, and Book Recommendations with Miss Christine.

The Easton Area Public Library thanks these partners who made this program possible:
PA Forward - Pennsylvania Libraries
Network of the National Library of Medicine
All of Us Research Program: Take your family’s health to the next level
and check out the All of Us Research Program.

This program is part of PA Forward's Summer Health Initiative. To see other programs from PA libraries, visit the Niche Academy!
  Beanstack App

Check out our Beanstack app for reading challenges, to track books read, booklists, and more. To access recommendations and booklists for children, log in through your child's profile and check out the Recommendations tabs. We have booklists for every reader, from seasonal books, books about animals, and more!

For a direct link to our book lists for kids: Click here

We are adding new book lists all the time. We also make book lists upon request and based on book bundle inquiries

Check out our Book Bundles!

Not sure what to read next? Can’t get to the library to browse? Children and Teen Book Bundles are now available! Tell us what you like to read and we'll pick out books just for you.

CLICK HERE to fill out the form.
Give us a day or two to get your bundle together and we'll notify you when it's ready for pick up.
  Grab and Go Bags from the Main Library!

Stop by the Main Library for grab and go bags for kids. There are new themes each week with fun crafts to enjoy together as a family. See Youth Services for more details.

Designed for ages 2-7. Complete with a winter theme, a booklist, some craft supplies or game ideas.
We always enjoy hearing about what you are reading and watching—and look forward to talking books and more with each of you! Thanks for sharing your #LibraryLove!