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We will have a hybrid of in-person and virtual programs.
In-person programs will be marked with either (Main) or (Palmer)
Virtual programs will be marked with (Virtual)

Summer Reading ends August 13!

What a summer it has been! Summer Reading is winding down -- so be sure to read and log those last few books. Children can turn in their reading logs to the Main Library or Palmer Branch for prizes through the end of August.

Teen reading logs need to be submitted by August 13. Prizes can be collected at the Main Library or Palmer Branch by August 19.

Adult reading logs need to be submitted no later than August 13. Prize drawings will occur shortly after and winners will be contacted.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Summer Reading program and made it one of the best summers ever! We were so happy to see each and every one of you in the library!

Register at the Library or on Google Forms

Download the Reading Log for ages 0-5

Download the Reading Log for ages 6-12


Join us for Lunch at the Library!


Children ages 18 and younger are eligible to have lunch at the Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00-1:00pm. Meals are provided in partnership with the YMCA. All lunches must be consumed at the Main Library (515 Church Street). Lunches are provided on a first-come basis. Space is limited to 15 children. For all lunch locations in the Lehigh Valley , visit here.

Summer Lunch Program at the Main Library
ends Friday, August 19.

Programs for Families
Summer Reading Finale!
Dive into Books with Brian Richards (Palmer and Main)
Saturday, August 13 at 11:00am at Palmer.
Saturday, August 13 at 3:00pm at Main.
The ocean is full of possibilities and so is the library! Join entertainers Brian Richards and Sando the Pelican puppet for an afternoon of magic, comedy, storytelling, and more! To register at Main, email ambert@eastonpl.org
To register at Palmer, email katiec@eastonpl.org
One Duck Stuck Storywalk
Explore downtown Easton! Open through Sunday, August 21.
For all ages. Explore downtown Easton as you read the story of One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root- a silly counting book just as vibrant as our city! Please visit our website or stop by the Library for more information.
This program is a part of our PA Forward ® Basic Literacy programming.
STEM Saturdays (Palmer)
Visit the library on Saturdays during the Summer Reading Program for a STEM activity! Different activities will be available each week. Legos, Magna-Tiles, and Snap Circuits are just some of the things you can do this summer! Available through August 13.
Stuffie Sleepover (Main)
Drop off Tuesday, August 23, pick up August 25.
All ages. We all know how much fun sleepovers can be- watching movies, eating junk food, and staying up way too late with your friends! Now it’s time for your favorite stuffed animal or other toy to enjoy a sleepover of their own right here at the library! Please make sure to drop your little friend off by no later than the end of the day on August 23. You can pick them up on August 25- they may even bring a little surprise home with them! To register, please email ambert@eastonpl.org
Read to a Dog at the Library (Main)
Ages 0 - 18 with an adult. Tuesday, August 9 and 23 from 10:30 - 11:30am.
Come to the library and read to a certified Dog Therapy International canine! Although we encourage children to read in this program, they may also show the dog pictures from a book, or simply pet them. Janet Grube, a trained professional handler, will accompany the dog. No registration required, but participation is on a first-come basis. Special time for adults from 10:00 - 10:30.
Storytime at the Cat Cafe (Main)
Ages 0 - 18 with an adult. Tuesday, August 2, 16, and 30 from 1:00 - 1:45pm.
452 Northampton Street, Easton
Join us for a purrfect afternoon of stories, crafts, and snuggle time with some of the cutest kitties you’ve ever seen! To register, please email ambert@eastonpl.org
Hora de Cuentos (Main)
Ages 0 - 10. Saturday, August 13 and 27 from 10:30 - 11:15am.
¡Hola! Únase a nosotros para la hora del cuento bilingüe! Lea libros, cante canciones, y diviértase en Español (y Inglés) con la señorita Amber y la señorita Ana!
Hello! Join us for bilingual story time! Read books, sing songs, and have fun in Spanish (and English) with Miss Amber and Miss Ana! The majority of books read will be in Spanish. To register, please email ambert@eastonpl.org
Sign Language Storytime (Main)
Ages 0 - 18. Saturday, August 27 from 11:30 - 12:15am.
Come and join us for an ASL interactive story experience.
To register, please email ambert@eastonpl.org

Grab and Go Bags from the Main Library!

Stop by the Main Library for Grab and Go Bags.
There are new themes each week, with fun crafts to enjoy together as a family.
See Youth Services for more details.
Each Grab and Go Bag includes supplies for the project and other fun ideas!


Programs for Younger Children

Family Storytime at the Main Library
For ages 0-5. Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:15am and 10:30 - 11:15am.
Join Miss Amber on Mondays or Miss Jenny on Wednesdays for a themed Storytime in which we will read books, sing songs, and get our wiggles out! A craft will be available after Storytime. No registration required.
Summer Storytime at the Palmer Branch
Continues through Thursday, August 4. Stay tuned for our Fall dates.
Storytimes will be outside on the lawn at the Palmer Branch, so bring a blanket or lawn chair! (We’ll meet inside on rainy days.)
No registration required!
Mondays at 10:00am – Summer Storytime (ages 0-3)
Mondays at 11:30am – Sensory Storytime (ages 2-6)
Thursdays at 10:00am – Summer Storytime (ages 3-5)
Bedtime Storytime (Palmer)
For children ages 2-7 with an adult. Wednesday, August 10 at 6:00pm
Wear your jammies and bring a stuffie for a cozy bedtime-themed storytime.
Contact Katie at katiec@eastonpl.org to register.
Block Party (Main)
Ages 0-5. Friday, August 5, 10:30 - 11:30am.
Calling all little builders! Join us for a free play block party and get building! Siblings are welcome to join! No registration is required for this program.
Play-Dough Party (Main)
Ages 0 - 5. Friday, August 12, 10:30 - 11:30am
Make a dinosaur, make a pizza, make a mess! Let your imagination run wild at our Play-Doh party! No registration is required for this program.
Free Play Day (Main)
Ages 0 - 5. Friday, August 19, 10:30 - 11:30am
Spend the morning exploring our various educational toys with new and old friends. No registration is required for this program.
Music and Movement (Main)
Ages 2-4. Tuesday August 9 and 23 at 11:30am.
Ready to get moving? Join us for some of our favorite music and movement activities. Children will get to explore music and rhythm with songs, simple instruments and more. Be prepared to move and groove! Email jennifere@eastonpl.org to register.
Milk and Cookies Storytime (Main)
Ages 2-5. Thursday, August 18, 6:00pm
Come in your jammies and join us for a time of silly songs, stories and rhymes. We’ll finish the evening with a yummy bedtime snack of milk and cookies.
To register, please email jennifere@eastonpl.org
Scavenger Hunt (Main)
Ages 2-6. Friday, August 5. All day.
Let’s go on a deep sea dive! Can you find all the sea creatures hiding in the Children’s Room? No registration required.


Programs for Older Children

Seashore STEM (Palmer)
Ages 9-12. Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00am
Join us for hands-on ocean-themed STEM projects!
Contact Katie at katiec@eastonpl.org to register!
Art Box Art Club (Main)
Ages 6-8. Tuesday, August 2 and 23, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Explore various techniques, mediums, styles, and artists when you join the Art Club! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting artsy as the process can get messy. When you register, you are committing to all August sessions. Space is limited - registration is required. Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
ROY G BIV Art Club (Main)
Ages 9-13. Monday, August 8 and 29, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Explore various techniques, mediums, styles, and artists when you join the Art Club! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting artsy as the process can get messy. When you register, you are committing to all August sessions. Space is limited - registration is required. Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
DIY Mermaid Crown (Main)Ages 7-12
Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00pm
Join Miss Libby as we make our own mermaid crowns! Please bring some shells to decorate your crown.
Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
4H Club Presents: Environmental Science! (Main)
Ages 6 and older. Friday, August 12 from 4:00-4:45pm and Thursday, August 25 from 2:00-3:00pm. Join Dr. Amy from the Northampton chapter of the 4H club! We will be doing various interactive water activities as we dive into our Ocean of Possibilities.
Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
Outdoor Games (Main)
Ages 5-12. Tuesday, August 9 from 1:00-2:00pm.
Pack your sunscreen and celebrate Summer by playing all the best outdoor games! Adult supervision is required. Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
Multicultural Passport (Main)
Ages 8-12. Thursday, August 4 and 18, 2:00 - 3:00pm.
Get your passport stamped each time you attend a Multicultural Passport program! During each workshop participants will create an art project based on the country or culture being highlighted. Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
STEAM at Main (Main)
Ages 8-12. Thursday, August 11 from 2:00-3:00pm
Join Miss Libby to learn about whales! Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
Prize Bingo (Main)
Ages 8-12. Wednesday, August 24, 4:00 - 4:45pm.
Get daubin’! Join us for a few fun bingo games and win awesome prizes!
Email libbyo@eastonpl.org to register.
Create a Fish Pillow (Main)
Ages 8 and older. Thursday, August 11 from 10:00 - 11:30am. Join the EAPL Quilter’s Club to create your own stuffed fish! We will be making these brightly colored aquatic creations on a real sewing machine with the one-to-one assistance of one of the members of the Quilter’s Club. Space is very limited.
Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.
Video Game Night (Main)
Ages 8 and older. August 17 from 4:30 - 6:30pm (drop in). Feeling stressed? Take out your frustrations on your friends! Join us for an evening of gaming. We’ll be playing Wii classics like Smash Bros. and Mario Kart. Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.
Card Club (Main)
Ages 10+. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:45pm
Join us for a variety of games played with cards, including Pokémon and Magic the Gathering! Although we have all the cards necessary, feel free to bring your own (just check in with the teacher about using them!).
The card club games are led by a community educator.
Paper Making: DIY Journals (Main)
Ages 10+. Friday, August 19 from 1:00 - 2:00pm.
Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Join Miss Amber to create your very own DIY paper journal or notebook. Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.
Stranger Things Trivia (Main)
Ages 10+. Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30pm.
Can’t get enough Stranger Things? Prove that you’re the ultimate fan in our trivia contest! The winner will take home their very own Thinking Cap!
Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.
Videography (Main)
Ages 10+. Thursday, August 4 from 3:00 - 4:00pm.
Have you ever wondered how movies are able to use such cool digital effects? Come to our Videography event to learn more about greenscreens and adding digital backgrounds to videos. We will shoot our own short videos and explore a range of background options on our laptops. Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.
Build & Race (Main)
Ages 10+. Monday, August 22 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Join Miss Amber and Jeremy Joseph of Brick Easton to design and build a car from LEGO. We'll race our creations. Winner will receive a LEGO T-shirt (adult size Small).
Email ambert@eastonpl.org to register.