The Emmaus Public Library has a number of programs and events just for children and young adults available throughout the year. All of these are publicized in the local newspapers, Facebook, and East Penn schools as appropriate –most are Drop In. Also, check out our Calendar page for more specific events, dates, and times.
All questions on the children’s programs may be directed to librarians by calling the library at 610-965-9284 x 209, emailing eplkids@cliu.org or by coming to the library front desk.

Story Times are held for all ages during the year and run in 8-week sessions. Come to the library for brochures with current and upcoming events. More information is also available via Facebook.

Literary Lunch is a read-and-discuss program for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. These programs do require pre-registration. The first 10 to sign up receive a free copy provided by Friends of the Emmaus Public Library to be read and discussed. Participants should pack a brown bag lunch, the beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. Watch for announcements in local newspapers, on Facebook, this website, and at the library.

Special Events like Buckets Full of Nature and Books ‘n’ Barks are for readers of all ages are held at the library. Family Game Nights, Saturday Fun Family Films, and Block Parties are some of the monthly events open to everyone. Some events are sponsored by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library, The Ladies Auxiliary Club, the Rotary Club, and others. Events are announced at the library via flyers, in local newspapers, Facebook, and on this website. teachers in the East Penn School District are welcome to reach out to Miss Sue at eplkids@cliu.org for more information about school visits, library tours, and other outreach programs.
For more information on how to sponsor an event or program please inquire at the Front Desk or email us at EmmausPL@cliu.org.

Summer Reading Club is open to readers of all ages each year. We have a kick off party on the lawn to get the summer started and host events nearly everyday! Younger readers can earn incentives based on time spent reading including a grand prize when they complete 10 or more hours and adults who review the items they’ve read can enter the weekly raffle for a prize basket.

Seed Lending Library Offered Seasonally: Choose up to 5 seed packs at a time- no need to return them, just plant & enjoy! The Emmaus Public Library will host a Produce swap near the end of the harvest season, check out our calendar for dates & times! Get the specifics here. In addition to offering FREE seeds, the Emmaus Public Library is proud to participate with Plant A Row Lehigh Valley! In season, you can drop your surplus harvest of produce at the collection container near the main entrance. You generosity directly supports our hungry neighbors through Casa Guadalupe, Jefferson Elementary Food Pantry, and Central Elementary Food Pantry. For more information or to sign up on line please visit Plant a Row Lehigh Valley.

We offer free eResources through AccessPA and power library for learners of all ages. March 2019 featured the launch of the new POWER Teens site. Check out the links at the bottom of our page for research tools, eBooks, eAudio Books and more.

Looking for some color in your life?

The Crayola Experience is offering a discount off regularly priced tickets when you use code: Emmaus Library. Visit their online store for more info. The discount is good for visitors aged 3 and up.

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY IS PART OF THE LEHIGH CARBON LIBRARY COOPERATIVE

In January 2019, after many years of coordination and cooperation, Emmaus joined with 10 other libraries to form the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC). The LCLC gives patrons access to 11 libraries’ collections with one barcode, including the options to reserve and pick up or return materials, renew their library card or register for a new LCLC card at any participating library. LCLC libraries have coordinated borrowing policies, billing standards and card registration procedures to create a seamless experience at any of the libraries. To upgrade to the new LCLC card, please bring your existing library card & photo ID in to upgrade to this new resource. If you need help please feel free to stop by the front desk.You can find the full policies and rules here.