Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Learn 80 new languages! Or just 1...

SLPL is now providing a great new language service called Pronunciator. With your library card, you can learn right in your browser, or get the app for your mobile device.
- Learn any language, in virtually any other language!
- ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages!
- Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.
- 80 languages from Afrikaans to Xhosa (and everything in between)

Check it out here.

Use Pronunciator to make sure you have the right, uh, emphasis when you head to Germany for your exchange semester.

Trouble viewing video? Click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Music Here!

This is big....
SLPL is now offering FREEGAL, a music download and streaming service. And yes, it's FREE (with your SLPL library card and pin #)

FREEGAL offers:
- Access to about 8 million songs and 15,000 music videos
- 3 downloads and 3 hours of streaming per week
- Playlists, genres, and search features
- Mobile apps

Unlike Pandora, you can choose exactly what songs and artists you want to stream, whether it's one song or the whole album. No commercials, either!

Let the listening begin. Access FREEGAL here.
FYI: if you owe >$2.00 on your library account, your card is expired, or you are tied to a family member whose account is restricted, you will not be able to access FREEGAL until the matter is resolved. Questions, or don't know your pin? Call the library @ 610-282-8825

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blurred Lines

No, not that song....But HAH! Now it's stuck in your head.
I'm talkin' 'bout our new YA special display:
Sometimes the line between "Adult" and "Young Adult" literature gets BLURRED...
So we created a special display of the "Best Adult books for Young Adults" (also called crossovers) published in the last 2 years, as suggested by School Library Journal.

For the 2014 list, click here.

For the 2013 list, click here.

Enjoy! And allow me to recommend All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr from the list. I just finished it and it was a real spellbinder! I stayed up until 2:30 am feverishly working towards that last page.

Caution: Since these books are classified as Adult literature, they may contain mature themes and/or graphic content.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

From all of us...to all of you!
Thanks for loving the Southern Lehigh Public Library as much as we do, and may your new year be bright!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What's new?

Don't Even Think About It - Sarah Mylnowski
A group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots . . . and they discover that they now have telepathic abilities.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Matthew Quick
From the author of Silver Linings Playbook. A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
The Girl with the Windup Heart - Kady Cross
Bk. 4 of the Steampunk Chronicles. An ultimate showdown in 1897 London is marked by Mila's pursuit of independence after her heart is broken by Jack Dandy, Griffin King's torture by the Machinist, and Finley's life-risking venture into the Aether.
UnDivided - Neal Shusterman
Bk. 4 of the UnWind trilogy? Three teens band together in order to sway the government to repeal all rulings in support of a procedure in which unwanted teenagers are captured and are unwound into parts that can be reused for transplantation.
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.
The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Gandhi: My Life Is My Message - Jason Quinn
In graphic novel format, introduces the life and accomplishments of the Indian political and spiritual leader who led his country to freedom from British rule through his policy of nonviolent resistance.

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Get Your Game ON!!!

Did you know that SLPL offers an awesome video game collection that could save you tons of money in buying your own games?

Everybody knows that.

Well, did you know that chameleons are scared of Iphones?

Trouble viewing video? Click here.
Now you know.

We proudly offer games for 5 systems:
Xbox 360
Xbox One

And we add more games every month! What's new, you may ask.

Coming soon:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Just 3 Things You Gotta Know...

Some people say I have a short attention span.....SQUIRREL!!!
So here are the only 3 things you need to know about our Barnes & Noble Bookfair on this Saturday, Dec. 6....Helpful pictures included!

1. It's at the Promenade Shops from 10 AM to 3 PM

2. A portion of all the sales made using our bookfair ID# 11456167 comes back to help the library. Which in the long run means more books, movies, music and other great stuff for you to check out.
3. You can win stuff. REALLY COOL STUFF. Raffle prizes include:
A brand new this
And this
You could also try for this
Just make a purchase at the store that day using our bookfair ID#, then stop by our table with your receipt to be entered into the raffles!