Tuesday, December 16, 2014

These Calendars are Kindof a Big Deal...

Drumroll, please! Trumpets blaring! The 2015 fundraising calendars have arrived!
That's the front, of course. See how we helpfully included the library hours on there for ya?

But the real gold is on the inside:
41 pieces of original fanciful artwork by Southern Lehigh youth. Librarians climb incredibly tall ladders! Curious George chases a tiger! The solar system enjoys a good book! And more!

Cost is ONLY $10 and 100% of proceeds go to benefit the library, thanks to the local businesses that advertised and entirely covered production costs. Get your copy before they disappear to parents and grandparents all over!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Family Program

Don't feel like rushing to the extremely crowded mall to sit on Santa's lap? Come over to SLPL for an evening of holiday fun instead! We've got plenty of parking...
Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7 - 8 pm, Miss Maggie will be here singing with her Christmas elves!

Christmas songs, movement, audience participation & an elf named "Spaghetti Head Fred". Sounds like a good-time recipe to me!

Register online here, or just stop by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

B&N Bookfair

It's the most...wonderful time....of the year! Time for our Barnes & Noble bookfair/fundraiser!
 Come join us this Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Promenade Shops @ Saucon Valley.
Just in time for your holiday shopping, SLPL will receive a portion of all sales made using our voucher ID# - 11456167. Shop in stores nationwide, for three days (Sat. Dec. 6 - Mon. Dec. 8), OR visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 12/6 - 12/11. Just enter our bookfair ID (11456167) at checkout. Shoot a quick wishlist to Gramma in Texas, and she can participate too!

But wait, there's more!
We've chosen the work of beloved children's author/illustrator Eric Carle as the theme for our bookfair. Join us on Saturday for:
Story times @ 11:00, 12:30, & 2:00
Eric Carle related crafts/worksheets
Scavenger hunt
Memory & matching games
and my personal favorite...RAFFLE PRIZES!

We have an extremely awesome raffle prize for kids this year, thanks to an anonymous donor. It's a brand new

with a brand new game
Just make a purchase at the store that day using our bookfair ID#, then stop by our table and show your receipt to be entered in the raffle.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

"It might sound crazy, what I'm 'bout to say...."
Snow may be coming, wind may be blowing, traffic may be honking, and Christmas is lurking in the background. But don't forget to be HAPPY this Thanksgiving Day! Here's a little ditty that might raise your cheer level by several ticks.

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.