Wednesday, July 16, 2014

R U Curious?

We had a testy, tasty time at our "FIZZ BOOM EAT!" family program! Mrs. Lacock led the crowd in a host of fun, funny and sometimes gross experiments in kitchen science. (Keep an eye out for the fly in the marshmallow ointment)
Group time - marshmallow experiment
Density Station
Viscosity Station
Popcorn Station (How heat effects water)
Static Electricity Station
Great big thank you to all our mad scientist teen helpers!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wall-E Movie Night

"He's extremely curious...and just a little bit lonely. But all that is about to change."
Never has a robot been more adorable. Never has science fiction been more thrilling. Never has a movie with so few words said so much.

Trouble viewing video? Click here.

Join us on Thursday, July 17 @ 7 pm for our Wall-E movie night! Bring a comfy seat - lawn chair, sleeping bag, exercise ball. No need to worry about rain, because we will be hosting this screening in our lovely community rooms.

Free popcorn (no robot included), or bring your own snack. Water is the only acceptable beverage in those rooms, and you can bring your own or we offer bottles of water for $1.

Costumes welcome, but not required.
Pre-register here, or just drop by. You won't want to miss this story of timeless robot romance, adventure and mechanical noises.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Recyclable Robot Challenge - It was Plastic-tastic!

Is this a new, friendlier form of ATM?
"Jetpack Backpack" says it all.

"SLPL unlocks my heart and mind" Awww!
Wall of Robot Fame
I am amazed at the creativity and enthusiasm of the wonderful kids in our community! Science has never been so fun. Big THANK YOU to Mrs. Lacock for planning and hosting such a zap-blasting good time! Stop by the library to take a look at our futuristic friends.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

LEGO Camps for K-5! June 30th

It's not too late to register for our LEGO camps for grades K-5 offered by instructor Neil Schroder of Bricks4Kidz.
What a cool way to spend a morning! The program begins with 10 minutes of discussion about the project they are going to construct and the physics behind it. The kids then break into groups for a 20 minute model build, with 20 more minutes for modification and breakdown.

This is just for the fun of the build and the chance to learn a little something. Participants do not get to take the project home.

Cost is $5 per child, stop by the library today to reserve your spot! Online registration NOT available for this program.

Grades K-2 - 9:30-10:30 AM (Ferris Wheel project)
Grades 3-5 - 10:45-11:45 AM (Lunar Rover project)

Go, LEGO! "Everything is awesome!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Need A Ride?

Mrs. Lacock goes green by riding Plasmacar to work!
Just kidding! But it sure does look fun....

This Plasmacar is actually one of the awesome raffle prizes available for our Summer Reading Club! Not just for the little guys, this beauty is rated up to 220 lbs. on a smooth surface. Totally kid-powered, no batteries!

We also have a huge table full of other great prizes:
One of my favorites is the Bungee Chair (I almost kept it for myself)
Bring your kids by to take a look...I know there will be something that inspires them! Just don't come in a rush, because most kids like to linger and carefully examine each choice.

GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the sponsors who make this possible:
Putt U
Friends of the Southern Lehigh Public Library

Friday, June 13, 2014

Book 'N Bake Sale

JUNE 14 @ SLPL from 10AM to 4 PM. Special prices and sales!
Get a whole stack of children's books...they're 3 for $1! (or 35 cents each)
Specially prices items are 1/2 off!
Adult paperbacks are 50 cents!
Adult hardcovers are $1!
Magazines are $1 per bundle!

**$5 bag sale from 2:30 PM to 4 PM
    - specially priced items not included
    - paper grocery bags only
And don't forget to stop by the bake sale table. YUM!

All proceeds benefit Friends of the Southern Lehigh Public Library.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Register Now for Summer Reading Club!

It's here, it's here! The best part of the year! (in my opinion)
Summer Reading Club is back with a bang! Registration open now for the online reading club and all story time sessions, evening family programs, and added bonuses! We have QUITE the line-up this summer, with a super fun theme of science: Fizz Boom Read!
Here are your options for the online reading club where kids read books, log them in, and earn prizes and raffle tickets all summer long. Just like previous years, we are providing an awe-inspiring, motivating, gotta-have-it table full of raffle prizes. Registration is open now, and reading/logging begins June 16.

Read To Me Club - preschoolers, toddlers and infants not able to read on their own
In-Between Readers Club - learning to read, with help
Independent Readers Club - just give 'em a book and walk away
Teen Reading Club - for 13+

Here is the other half of the apple: amazing story/activity sessions, evening family programs, and added bonus programs. If you are looking for a summer filled with fun, look no further.

Beeboppers - infant to 2 yrs.
Sparklers - 2-3 yrs.
Zapblasters - 4-5 yrs.
Technobots - 6-8 yrs
Robots Rule - 9-12 yrs.

Evening family programs and bonus programs