The Beach, The Sun and a Good Book… Story time for Grownups

With Memorial Day behind us pools have been officially opened, lake houses cleaned up and everybody has been given the green light for flip flops. If you are on your way to the beach you might find yourself whisked away on a great romantic adventure a la Dirty Dancing or like Stella when she got [...]

Judith’s Reading Room is Awarded Freedom to Read Foundation Grant

Judith’s Reading Room was recently informed that it was one of seven $1,000 nationwide winners of the 2013 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) grant in support of Banned Books Week events. Banned Books Week, which will take place September 22-30, 2013, celebrates the freedom to access information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. [...]

Jerry Spinelli Tells Teens “Never Give Up”

Author Jerry Spinelli Chats With Judith’s Reading Room and Teens from Children’s Home of Easton On May 5, 2013, members of the Judith’s Reading Room Board of Directors hosted teens from the Children’s Home of Easton on a trip to Malvern, Pa. to meet Newberry-winning author Jerry Spinelli. The group spoke to the author at [...]

Children in Cambodia Benefit from Bethlehem Literacy Organization

Judith’s Reading Room Opens Libraries for “Scavenger Children” in Cambodia Robert Lucas is returned to his ancestral home in Cambodia Sunday, April 14 with two boxes full of children’s books, the latest donations from Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization in Bethlehem, PA. The books, 163 in all and written in English, include titles [...]

Bethlehem’s Judith’s Reading Room Military Program Expands

Book Donation Aimed at Young Vets with Children in VA Waiting Rooms Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization that serves active-duty military and returning vets, expands to New York. Canandaigua VA, New York, is the eighth VA hospital to join its “VA 100” book donation program. The latest request for books came from the [...]

LV Steelhawks Score Big At Judith’s Reading Room

At last night’s Judith’s Reading Room BOXING PARTY, more than 50 people participated along with the LV Steelhawks football team to box books for the troops. Adult and children’s books, hand-picked by team members from Judith’s Reading Room shelves,  will be shipped to Sailors on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, to the [...]

A Novel Affair in Allentown

The Allentown Public Library's 3rd Annual "A Novel Affair" Gala takes place April 20, 2013 from 6-9:30PM at 1210 Hamilton St. The fundraiser includes food samplings from numerous area caterers, restaurants and bakeries, a silent auction and special prize drawing. Registration is $75 per person or $140 per couple. For information on sponsorships, donation of [...]


Lehigh Valley Steelhawks team players, coaches, front office staff and community supporters will volunteer at Judith’s Reading Room, 5 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015  TONIGHT to box books for the troops.  Members of the Steelhawks organization will choose books from the extensive collection at Judith’s Reading Room, select the ones that they think would be [...]

Martin Amis to Speak at Lafayette February 26

Lafayette will present “An Evening with Martin Amis” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The venue for the event will be Colton Chapel, followed by a book signing and reception in Marquis Hall, Faculty Dining Room. Amis will read from his work and engage in conversation about his work and the life of the late [...]

Judith’s Reading Room Donates 1,000 Books to Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley

Judith’s Reading Room, a nonprofit literacy organization in Bethlehem donated 1,000 books to the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley for use in its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley serves about 2,500 low income individuals each month whose children are typically not enrolled in daycare or pre-K programs.  As a result, these [...]