Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pizza Pizza!

Are you hungry yet? Saliva running down your chin?

Come out tomorrow night, Wed., Nov. 12 to Ecco Domani in Coopersburg and eat pizza to support the library! Wow, I'm really going to have to twist your arm on this one...

Ecco Domani will be giving SLPL a generous portion of your bill between 3 pm & closing time. NO VOUCHER NECESSARY! And they do have other things on the menu besides pizza...but that's not important right now.


Thanks, Ecco Domani! You're pizza-rific!

(Did I say pizza enough?)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

**NEW - YA Special Display - "Deal With It"

You know what they say about when life gives you lemons....

Make lemonade. Haha, real cute, right?

But maybe you're thinking..."BUT LIFE!!! I didn't ask for lemonade!"
You're not alone. Life can get crazy hard sometimes. Cancer. Eating disorders. ADHD. Injuries. Disabilities. Autism. These words are all too familiar. How to handle your life when you feel like saying "Can you just...not?" everyday?

Maybe the books in our YA Special Display "Deal With It" will help. Characters go through tough times themselves, or watch loved ones do the same, some successfully, some not so much. It may not change your situation, but at least you'll know you're in good company. With pretty much the whole world.

Patron limit: 2 per card
Checkout time: 2 weeks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dream a Little Dream...

For Teen Read Week 2014, the theme was Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library. We held a Dream Jar Raffle - teens could write a dream on a little scrap of paper, roll it up, and throw it in our fishbowl for a chance to win some sweet prizes.
Here's what our very own teens had to say about their dreams:

"Go to college in England and win the lottery"
"I dream of becoming a dog trainer"
"My dream is to have an entire room dedicated to my favorite books!"
"My dream is to live life to the fullest"
"My dream is to go to college, be successful, and help those who need it"
"To rescue a Great Dane"
"My dream is to go to Australia"
"I dream of opening a pet rescue center for abandoned animals"
"To finish my novel Flowers Die by graduation"
"To become someone worth remembering"

Disney may think it has a monopoly on fulfilling dreams, but I think these kids are going to give mediocrity a run for its money. Best wishes, and may all your dreams come true.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TRW Extended!

...all the way to the library!We're extending our celebration of Teen Read Week 2014 until 10/25. So there is still time for you to come and:

Get FREE books!
Check out the dreamy decorations I worked so hard on! (no pressure)

Want an awesome movie about taking those first scary steps toward your dreams? Watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Trouble viewing video? Click here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Teen Read Week 2014

It's here, it's finally here!!! National TEEN READ WEEK 2014 is Oct. 12-18, and we've got a bunch of stuff going on @ SLPL
How can you turn your dreams into reality @ SLPL? Available this week:
*FREE BOOKS!!! (yes, you read that right)
*DREAM JAR RAFFLE (throw a dream into our dream jar, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win Putt U or Inside Scoop prizes)
*DREAM QUOTES (so inspiring)
Available all the time:
Books, books and more books
Research aides
Online databases
Helpful librarians
and so much more!

Let's get started on turning your dreams into reality!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Is this you?
Then you should join SLPL's 2nd annual Book It! 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 12 @ 8:30 am! Start out at Upper Saucon Township Community Park and speed your way onto the Saucon Rail Trail. Registration fee is $35, register online or at the library. Limit of 250 participants, so get your name on the list! Prizes - Music - Food - Drink

*NEW this year: Professional timer!

Proceeds benefit the Southern Lehigh Public Library. You may pick up race bags @ SLPL Oct. 9-11 during regular business hours.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New?

Here are some great new reads about to hit the shelf at SLPL:
Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater
Wolves of Mercy Falls companion novel - Cole St. Claire, former frontman for the band Narkotika, returns to California in hopes of renewing his relationship with Isabel Culpeper.

The Originals - Cat Patrick
Seventeen-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy Best are clones, raised as identical triplets by their surrogate mother but living as her one daughter, Elizabeth, until their separate abilities and a romantic relationship force a change.
Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi
Final book of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. In their effort to reach the fabled Still Blue, Aria and Perry will have to rescue Cinder, defeat Sable and Hess, and unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders once and for all.
Love Disguised - Lisa Klein
After a mixed-up courtship with the Hathaway sisters ends badly, eighteen-year-old Will Shakespeare jumps at the chance to go to London, where he can pursue his dream of becoming an actor and where he is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever.
Sky on Fire - Emmy Laybourne
Book 2 of Monument 14 series. After repairing a school bus, the group of survivors split in two, with one group heading to the airport in hopes of reuniting with their parents and saving their dying friend and the other trying to rebuild the community they lost.
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World - Robbie Robertson
A tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Includes 2 CDs.

All images and book blurbs attributed to Novelist K-8 Plus.