Shop With Scrip

Shop With ScripPurchase gift cards Sept. 18 - Oct. 31. 

You by gift cards - we get funding!

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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!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman

sleepy hollow

Monday, October 9 @ 7 PM

The residents of Sleepy Hollow believed the Headless Horseman to have been a Hessian. The Hessians were soldiers from Northern Germany who were rented from German princes to fight for the British in the Revolutionary War. Although six German princes rented out their troops to the British, the Hessians, from Hesse-Kassel in Hesse, were the most numerous and most important, making up about 17,000 of the 30,000 total troops sent.

Join Historical Reenactor and Lecturer Michael Jesberger for a program on one of America’s oldest short stories based on real accounts that took place in the Hudson Valley of New York during the American Revolution.



FSLPL Bus Trip: The Price of Freedom Tour

Amish Experience Underground Railroad

Bus Trip


Join us in learning more about the people and stories of the underground railroad in PA. Our tour starts with a magic lantern show (popular entertainment in late 1800s) followed by an actor representing a freeman explaining how they helped slaves escape via the underground railroad. We then board our bus with a guide for a 1-hour tour of the countryside where an actual underground railroad site will be explained. We return to the theater for a presentation of “Jacob’s Choice.” Our Amish lunch is family-style at Plain & Fancy restaurant. We’ll have free time at Kitchen Kettle Village before returning home.

Space is limited - sign up early - deadline is September 6!

Cost: $90

SLPL Bus Trip October 2017Includes:

  • Round trip bus fare and all gratuities
  • Admission to Amish Experience Underground Railroad
  • Lunch at Plain & Fancy Restaurant

Itinerary: (subject to change)

7:45 AM - Depart from Upper Saucon Township Park
10:00 AM - Magin Lantern Show, country tour, "Jacob's Choice"
1:00 PM - Lunch
2:30 PM - Kitchen Kettle VIllage
4:00 PM - Depart for Home
5:30 PM - Approximate arrival at Upper Saucon Township Park

To reserve your spot:

  • Payment due at time of booking; cash or check at SLPL or credit card @ 610-282-8825
  • Checks payable to: FSLPL
  • All sales final, no refunds. Tickets are transferable.
  • Registration deadline: September 6, 2017
  • Questions?  Call Mary Ann: 610-282-2731

Sponsored by Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library. Proceeds benefit SLPL

Understanding the Healthcare Marketplace

Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 - 7 PM

Affordable Care ActPresented by My Lien Nguyen, a Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Are you worried about your 2018 health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act?
  • Do you know about the changes?
  • Premiums are expected to increase 8.8%-15% in PA
  • Open Enrollment is November 1 - December 15 (this is half the time of last year)

Bring your questions to this informative presentation that will include CHIP and Medicaid Extension.

Register Online          Print Registration Form

Space is limited. Registration deadline 10/5 @ 9 PM.

5th Annual Book-It 5K Run / Walk & Kids Zombie Fun Run

Book-It 5K

Sunday, October 29 @ 8:30 AM

Location: Southern Lehigh Public Library in Upper Saucon Township Park
3200 Preston Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034

UST Park, 3231 Preston Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034


Professionally Timed | Water Station at Midpoint

Registration Fee:

$30 (18 yrs. + up) through 9/26/17; $35 beginning 9/27/17

$20 (8 - 17 yrs.) through 9/26/17; $25 beginning 9/27/17

Register for 5K          Printable Registration

Children 7 years and under are encouraged to enter the Kids Zombie Fun Run.

Children 8 years and up may enter the 5K Run / Walk. Children ages 8-11 years must have an accompanying registered adult.

Kids Zombie Fun Run (age 10 & under): FREE
Order t-shirts for $5 through September 26. Halloween costumes welcome!

Register for Kids Zombie Fun Run          Printable Registration

Registration limited to 250 participants. Guaranteed t-shirt if registered by 9/26/17.

Proceeds benefit Southern Lehigh Public Library!

Play to Learn: Parent/Child Workshop


10 AM - 11 AM @ SLPL

Parents and children interact together with age appropriate educational toys in a relaxed, safe environment with the opportunity to speak individually with early childhood specialists on a variety of child development topics.


Ages: 12 months – 3 1/2 years (additional siblings up to age 5 may attend as needed)

Location: Southern Lehigh Public Library “A Family Place Library

Cycling Fitness Class

cyclingThursdays from 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Classes held outdoors weather permitting, inside during inclement weather.
Appropriate for all fitness levels!

Purchase a flex card and come when you can!

Flex Cards: 5 classes for $50 or 10 clases for $90 (non-refundable)
Walk-ins: $12 per class

Download Flyer

Yoga Classes with Deanna Nagle



Level 1 Yoga: 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Level 1 Yoga: 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Purchase a flex card and come when you can!

Flex Cards: 5 classes for $50 or 10 clases for $90 (non-refundable)
Walk-ins: $12 per class | Yoga Mat Rentals: $1 per class

SLPL Book Discussion Group

Held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM

stackofbooksOpen to adults. No registration required. Participants may borrow copies of selected titles at the library or secure their own copy.

Sept. 21 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith 
Oct. 19 - The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson 
Nov. 16 - Deep Undercover - Jack Barsky 
Dec. 14 - No One is Coming to Save Us - Stephanie Powell Watts 
*This is the 2nd Thursday of the month, different than the normal 3rd Thursday* 
Jan. 18 - Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

Rotating Art Shows


2017 Rotating Art Show Schedule

Community residents are invited to participate as artists or art lovers. Submissions accepted on dates and times specified only.


Fourteenth Annual Juried Art Show:

Use your imagination to create an interesting work. ANY media 2D art i.e. watercolor, oils, pastels, mixed media, acrylics, drawings (ink, pencil, conté, charcoal), egg tempera etc. No Photography will be accepted.

September 11th - October 27th | Delivery on the 9th of September

This is a non-juried show. The piece should depict something warm. You may interpret warm any way you wish. It may be in any medium. It may be abstract, realistic, a photograph, a quilt or any fiber art.

November 13th - January 5th, 2018 | Delivery on the 11th of November

The artwork for non-juried shows will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. If your work is not accepted for the non-juried shows do not despair the rotating shows will be on going throughout the year.

For the 2D shows, including photography show, all pieces must be securely wired and braced for hanging. No clips or “fast frames” will be accepted. The pieces must be able to be hung using the library’s hanging system. No wet, fragile or ill-prepared work will be accepted. Unframed canvases cannot have staples showing. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reject any work not following these standards.

The works must be delivered during the time allocated for their collection. Works delivered before or after the allotted time will not be accepted.

Works must not exceed 34 inches in length, including the frame.

The library requests 15% commission on all sales.

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