Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Strategies for your Kids!

Does this look like something your kids would be doing if left alone in the kitchen for about 5 minutes?

Kids love sweets...it's just a fact of life. They know it, we know it, everybody knows it. Hey, even adults love sweets! So how can we start our kids on the track to understanding that what you want isn't always what you should get?

Eating Psychology Coach Eva Stephens is here to help! We will be hosting a Radiant Youth with Eva Stephens program here @ SLPL this Thursday night, Nov. 13, at 7 pm. Good nutrition is important, and it's a great place to start when steering your children towards a sensible, sustainable path that they can follow for a lifetime.

Eva Stephens is a graduate of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she obtained her certification as an Eating Psychology Coach, and is certified through the American Fitness Professionals & Associates as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. She has also been trained by Kelly Hayford, creator of the Eating for Health Guidelines, and author of "If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It"

Primarily for parents, but teens are welcome too! Join us for an interesting and informative evening, and turn that picture into this picture!
Register online here, in person @ the library, or call 610-282-8834

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

**NEW - Kid's special display - "Awareness"

Everybody's special.

Everybody's different.

Walk a mile in someone else's shoes!
Open up discussions of diversity, compassion, and acceptance by checking out some books from our "Awareness" special display. Inspired by the "awareness months" created for many conditions, characters in these titles are dealing with difficult issues, from living with disease and disability themselves, to watching a loved one struggle through the same.

Hard times strike every family in some way at some point, and if it's not you, it's a friend. Cancer. Alzheimer's. Food allergies. Autism. Blindness. Diabetes. Deafness. ADHD. Down's Syndrome. These are all words your children may encounter. Help defeat fear through knowledge, and help them understand that the word doesn't define the person.

Patron limit: 3 per card
Checkout time: 3 weeks

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!