Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Whitehall Township Public Library: Annual basket raffle was a hit

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

We would like to thank all of the patrons and staff who contributed to the annual fall basket raffle fundraiser for the library. It was a big success because of you!

We had 76 baskets, and the library made $1,085. This money will be used for programs and supplies during the year.

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Jolie Chylack, from the Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the program Thank You, Mother Nature 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Whitehall Township Public Library.

November is a month for being grateful and saying thank you, and there are so many reasons to appreciate our beautiful Mother Nature. During this session, we’ll learn about local environmental treasures, explore technology and inventions that were inspired by our natural world and create a special project that we can give back to our natural world.

This program is free and open to all residents.

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Mark your calendar for our annual book sale, to be held 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the community room.

You can, of course, find new and gently used books and media, but there will also be a table full of holiday items and a table of yummy treats for sale.

There will be a $5-per-bag sale for the books noon-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

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The library continues to help Whitehall Lions Club gather supplies for Peaceable Kingdom in Whitehall. Peaceable Kingdom is a no-kill animal shelter.

The shelter is looking for new toys, specific foods, old (but clean) towels and supplies to care for their cats and dogs.

Some specific items needed are dry food (Purina One or Pro Plan, Purina One dry kitten food); canned cat food (Friskies turkey and giblets pate); KMR kitten formula (powder); Miracle nipples (mini size); poop bags; dog and cat toys; leashes, harnesses and collars; dog and cat treats; Nyla bones and other indestructible toys; Freedom no-pull harnesses and leashes; Martingale collars; cleaning supplies; trash bags; latex gloves; and household cleaners (Mr. Clean and Clorox wipes).

Items may be dropped off during regular library hours.

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The library will help collect items this year for Whitehall-Coplay School District students to be used in the Snack Pack Pals program.

The packs of food are gathered and packed for kids who are in the most need of nutritious foods to alleviate hunger during long weekends when free breakfast and lunch are not available at the school. If you would like to make a food donation, see the list below and drop off donations during regular library hours.

Items needed include shelf-stable milk boxes; macaroni and cheese (boxes and individual packets); Chef Boyardee (cans and microwaveable bowls); small boxes of cold cereal; fruit cups; applesauce cups; juice boxes and pouches; fruit snacks; packs of cheese and peanut butter crackers; graham crackers; granola bars; and gallon-size resealable bags.

Personal and toiletry items are also needed. We will be gathering shampoo, body wash, soap, deodorant, shaving cream and tissues.

A complete list can be found at the library.

Thank you to all of our wonderful patrons for donating this past year!

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Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, the library will have new hours. The library will be open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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Call the library at 610-432-4339 for more information on any of our programs and events. We have the newsletter and calendar on our website, whitehallpl.org, and copies at the front circulation desk.