• PA Forward

    PA Forward: Why It’s Important to Pennsylvania

    PA Forward - Pennsylvania Libraries is a new initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. It was created to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing: with the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all citizens.
    Libraries are no longer just buildings that house books. Today’s libraries are agile institutions serving real-life needs. They hold the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy and Financial Literacy.

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  • Fall Basket Raffle

    Basketpurchase raffle TICKETS through October 20

    Approximate value of basket - $80.00

    TICKETS: $2/each | DRAWING: OCTOBER 22

    You do not need to be present to win.

    Proceeds benefit Friends of SLPL

  • Shop with Scrip

    Shop With ScripPurchase gift cards Sept. 17 - Oct. 31 

    You by gift cards - we get funding!

    Powered by Great Lakes Scrip Center


    Gift CardsHere is how Scrip works:

    • You buy retail gift cards through the Friends of SLPL Scrip Program at face value. Choose from over 400 national retail stores including supermarkets, gas stations & restaurants.
    • Friends of SLPL buy the gift cards at 1 - 25% less than the face value (varies by retailer).
    • The difference between face value and what Friends of SLPL pays = Friends of SLPL earnings!
    • It’s just that easy!

    Here's an example:

    Mrs. Smith needs groceries so she buys a $100 Giant Food Stores gift card through FSLPL. Wow...she just earned $4 for FSLPL because the Giant card is available to SLPL through it’s Scrip Program for 4% less than face value! She can do the same with Weiss Markets for 5%! Mrs. Smith checks out and uses her Giant or Weiss gift card to pay for her groceries instead of her credit/debit card! She will do the same thing when she needs gardening tools from Home Depot and earn $4 just by using a $100 Home Depot gift card!

  • Ikebana

    Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

    Thursday, October 4 @ 7 PM

    Presented by Mary Jane Risch, Master, Ichiyo School of Ikebana

    Ms. Risch will explain the meaning of Ikebana and create designs using its principles.



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    SLPL Proudly Supports Plant a Row

    Help the hungry in the Lehigh Valley with your garden. Plant A Row LV is suggesting that you register your garden at www.plantarowlv.org. It helps Plant a Row LV know how many people are donating produce, and gardeners can get weekly emails that tell them how many pounds are donated at each drop off location and the total at the end of the season.

    Drop off points and times:

    Southern Lehigh Public Library: Mondays, 10 AM - 9 PM through October 8
    Betty Lou's Pantry: 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8 AM - 9 AM through October 6

  • Giant Gift Cards
  • Did you know?

    nookkindleWe rent out Kindles and NOOKS for your reading pleasure! Browse our collection of more than 500 titles, from classics to current best sellers! Stop by our circulation desk for more information.
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    No waiting! Browse hoopla’s collection of hundreds of thousands of titles, including movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics and television shows for immediate access on your computer, tablet, smartphone, and even your television! Anytime. Anywhere.



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