Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Like, OMMMM...

You may be tired of hearing "Like, OMG!" from your tween.
Why not substitute with a little "Like, OMMM..." at our Tween Yoga class?
Monday, Nov. 17 from 3:30-4:30 pm (SLSD has an early dismissal that day) for ages 8-12. $5 class fee includes yoga mat rental.

Certified Child Light Yoga instructor Deanna Nagle will lead students through yoga poses to help improve concentration, self esteem, and calm the mind. Students will connect with others and themselves in a fun and nurturing environment.

Register online here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Calling All SL Youth Artists!

SLPL is planning a calendar fundraiser and we'd like to use the artwork of Southern Lehigh youth residents ages 17 and under! The only requirement is that your work have a library or book related theme. Works should be submitted to the library by Nov. 14. We will be taking a picture of your piece for the calendar, so even 3D art is acceptable.

We will choose art for the calendar from the following age categories: under 6, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17. Bring art in anytime during regular business hours. Parents will be required to sign a permission slip at the library when the artwork is dropped off.

It doesn't have to be a masterpiece...get creative and get in here!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Say Cheese!

There's so much going on in the children's department @ SLPL that I could probably blog every day and still not get it all. So today I'm throwing in some pictures of events that didn't make the blog - just a little teaser to tweak your interest. Plus, everyone loves a good photo. I just have to start with this one:
Mrs. L & friend at spider story time!
Family Place Library reception and banner presentation
Thank you poster for Upper Saucon Fire Dept. (who kindly provided goodie bags for story time)
Inter-generational story time with Valley Manor residents
National UMIGO (You Make It Go) Day - Building by tens

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chills & Thrills Storytime

Brrr! I felt a chill in the air last night....and those leaves have been twirling down quite prettily. I guess it's Fall! One of the best seasons to hang around outside....
SLPL is hosting a Chills & Thrills family story time on our wonderful patio! Friday, Oct. 24 @ 6:30 pm, rain or shine, we will gather around the fire pit for "wee-bit scary" stories, songs, pumpkin decorating ($2) and marshmallow roasting! Suggested ages: 3+

Bring chairs, blankets, & marshmallow roasting sticks, and we'll provide the apple drink, marshmallows & other s'mores ingredients.

Register online here. You may pay for and pick out your pumpkin ahead of time @ the library if you wish.
Cadette Girl Scout Troop #6467 will be helping out...thanks, girls!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Necesitan Tu Ayuda! (They Need Your Help!)

Have you ever worked really hard to achieve a goal? It's character-building, right? Even more so when that goal will benefit your community! We have 2 special patrons here at SLPL, Haley & Marissa, who need your help to fulfill their goal of earning a Girl Scout Bronze Award.
Here at SLPL, we have a special need for Spanish books due to the Spanish immersion program offered by our school district. Students are required to read books in Spanish throughout the multi-year program, and our Spanish collection saves parents a lot of money. Now we will have even more variety and options available!

There is a donation box for Spanish books (designed by the crafty duo) located in the lobby of the library, and any gift cards may be dropped off at the circulation desk.

Thank you, Haley & Marissa, for spotting a need in our collection and working hard to benefit your friends and neighbors. Girl Scouts rock!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UMIGO!!!!!

Coming soon to a library near you...
UMIGO!!!!

What is UMIGO? UMIGO - You Make It Go - is a fun, vibrant world of adventure that helps early elementary age children learn math and develop the skills they need for effective reasoning and problem solving through stories, music and games!

Discover more and watch the new app-isode "Nobody Rides the Soakster" on the UMIGO website.

This Saturday, Sept. 27 is National You Make It Go Day! Connect with other families in your community as well as towns and cities across the nation in a day of interactive adventure! SLPL is hosting a special progam from 2:30-3:30 for children ages 5-8.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Special Display - Explorers!

If your kids are anything like me when I was a kid, they're already counting down the days until the next school vacation. Or even day off! And guess who is sailing the ocean blue to give them a break? Good ole' Christopher Columbus.
Kids aren't going to ask too many questions about why they get a day off school, but hey! Columbus wasn't the only one out there exploring the world. So this Columbus day, why not check out a book from our special display about all kinds of explorers - modern, ancient, real, or imagined. I feel a spirit of discovery wafting by!

Limit: 3 per card
Checkout: 3 weeks