If you love to browse genealogical resources, you will want to visit the Henry F. Marx Room at the Easton Area Public Library. They have materials from Northampton County and all the surrounding counties, including 200 volumes of church records, local history books, journals, and magazines. Every resource they have is listed on their website, along with the resources of the Historical Society, so you will know if they have what you seek before you arrive. Use this link to access the online catalog.
There are some restricted resources the staff person will need to pull for you. These are noted in the online catalog. No call slip is needed, the information written on a slip of paper or printed from the website catalog will suffice.
Outside the room are three standard microfilm readers and public accessible drawers of area newspapers. What years and editions they carry are on the website. The Northampton Public Library also links to their subscription of NewspaperArchive.com which you can access and search at home for free.
The Henry F. Marx Room is open Monday through Saturday and closes one hour for lunch each day. You do not need a library card to use the room as all the materials are reference and remain in the room. Like all repositories, you will need to sign in when you enter. As always, check the website eastonpl.org for updated hours and contact information to email or call.
The Easton Area Public Library is located at 515 Church Street, Easton, less than a half mile or about four blocks from the Historical Society. Completely walkable if you enjoy it, although the last two blocks are uphill! There is parking for about two dozen cars in the lot onsite. You can enter from the back or front of the building. The Henry F. Marx Room is on the first floor just past the circulation desk.
I personally enjoyed browsing their stacks after doing my research. It’s well-organized and spaced well with good lighting. It is a quiet place with nice size tables and well-spaced chairs for working. Hope your trip there is just as enjoyable!
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