3200 Preston Lane,
Center Valley, PA 18034
610-282-8825
Building & Curbside Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Holiday Schedule
The library will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Labor Day - September 6th
Thanksgiving- November 25th
Christmas Eve- December 24th
Christmas Day -Dec. 25th-26th

Inclement Weather
In case of inclement or severe weather, closing information can be found at the following locations:
Read Between the Wines 2022
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Benefit
We are, once again, holding our Read Between the Wines benefit! This event will feature seven distinct wines for tasting, savory and sweet treats, a wine basket raffle, and silent auction.
The benefit will be held in the library on Saturday, October 15th; 7-9pm.

Click here to purchase admission and raffle tickets.
We are looking for local businesses to sponsor our Read Between the Wines benefit. Sponsorship levels are honored with benefits ranging from acknowledgment on our website to full-color displays in the library and free admission tickets. Your tax-deductible donation would allow the library to continue providing the highest quality services and resources to the Southern Lehigh Community
Click here for more information and to sponsor our event.
The library is looking for donations of gift cards and items from local businesses that can be used to create gift baskets for our Silent Auction. Small businesses may also create their own gift basket and donate it to the library. Donations may be dropped off at the library or call us at 610-282-8825 and we’ll be happy to pick it up! 

Click here for an auction donation form.
Southern Lehigh Public Library Supports 
Plant A Row
Lehigh Valley

Your produce donations will go to the
Drop produce at Southern Lehigh Public Library
Mondays: 10am - 2:30pm
June 13th - Oct 3rd*

Plant A Row LV is suggesting that you register your garden at plantarowlv.org. 
This helps Plant A Row know how many people are donating produce and gardeners can get weekly emails telling them how many pounds are donated at each drop-off location and the end-of-season total.
*Please Note: Drop off for Labor Day has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, Sept 6.
Giving Tuesday:
November 29, 2022
Book Sale Room
Do you have some items that the library cannot accept? Please click here for a detailed description of what can be placed in the Better World Books bins located in our parking lot closest to the patio. This organization sells items online to benefit literacy efforts in third-world countries and the library also receives a small portion of the proceeds. 
Please Note: If the bins are full and barricades are up, please do not leave donations on top of the bins or on the ground because they will be ruined during inclement weather. Library staff report full bins to BWB in a timely manner and we are not responsible for the timing of pick-ups.
Nate Small recently completed his Eagle Scout project at the library. Nate and fellow scouts installed shelving, built a ramp, and divided the loft flooring in the library’s storage shed. As an Eagle Scout candidate, Nate was responsible for planning the project, securing funding and materials, organizing other scouts into work crews, and the install. Completion of this project will help library staff to make better use of the storage space. Congratulations, Nate, and thank you for a job well done! Your commitment to your community is greatly appreciated! (Nate is pictured with his grandfather, Library Board President Bruce Eames, and with other library Board members.)
World Book Discover
We have added a new World Book product! In addition to eBooks, we now have World Book Discover. These are great online resources for Homeschool instruction and parents looking to help out their children with research. Discover is geared toward reluctant readers or those reading below grade level.

For more information click here.
New to Libby (Overdrive)
Thinking about launching a new career?
Brainfuse is your one-stop online resource through your public library!
Monthly Happenings
September
During the month of September, we are offering anyone who signs up for a library card, or renews their membership a chance to win a prize. Plus, current cardholders will receive a small reward if they visit the library during the month of September as a token of our appreciation for your support.  

For more information about FSLPL click here
October
Won’t you consider joining Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library? This is a terrific group of community members who dedicate their time and energy to raising awareness of library services and resources, provide educational and entertaining programming, and host fundraising activities to benefit the library’s operating budget. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Monday at 1PM in the library’s meeting room. The 2023 Membership Drive will begin in January – join us!
November
Family Stories Month rolls around in November just in time for the holidays. When families gather it’s an excellent time to share stories and learn about family history. Family History Month encourages you to record or listen to stories from relatives of all ages. Start thinking of the questions to ask family members. While you’re jotting down those, be ready for some memories of your own to get stirred up. There are numerous anecdotes of adventure, travel, and romance in every family’s past. Whether we spin a humorous tale or an epic history of a whole branch of the family, record the information in a format that can be shared with future generations. Online and print resources are available at your library for exploring your ancestry.
December
Each year on December 4th, Wildlife Conservation Day seeks to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants. Additionally, the observance strives to put an end to wildlife crime and supporting the Endangered Species Act. Check out these and other titles on this important topic!
Adult Programs and Events
Gentle Yoga with
Deanna Nagle
Fridays 9am ~ $10 per class
~ Appropriate for all fitness levels ~

Classes are held in-person in our community room. Previously purchased Flex Cards* may be used for classes in-person and in the library. Flex Card holders are WALK-INS. There is NO NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE with a Flex Card. All other participants must register online, prior to class.
*New Flex Cards are no longer available for purchase.
September 15, 2022
October 20, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 15, 2022
Special Displays
September
Patriot Day
Honoring the Anniversary of September 11th
October
Mystery Month
Find your next favorite mystery
Friends of SLPL
September 12, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Support this SLPL fundraiser by purchasing your gift cards through the Friends group for personal use or gift giving during the holiday season. Choose from over 500 stores. Cards can be purchased online with your credit card (with a small fee). Go to RaiseRight.com enroll using the library enrollment number 621ADABB52L34 and have your cards delivered to your home in days.
Don’t want to order online? Store lists & order forms are available at the library front desk. Pay at the library with cash, check or credit card. Purchases can be made through October 31, 2022. Gift cards purchased directly from the library front desk will be ready for pick up at the library front desk on November 14th, just in time for those Black Friday purchases.
11th Annual Baker's Choice Holiday Cookie Sale
No time to bake this holiday season?
You can buy homemade holiday treats and help out the library at the same time! We are looking for volunteers to bake cookies, and customers to buy and eat cookies! 

Both bakers & buyers need to sign up in advance @ SLPL
$10 for a 1 lb. box of assorted cookies.
Payment is due when you place your order. 
Cookie bakers drop-off times:
Wed. Dec 14th; 10am-5pm
Thu. Dec. 15th; 10am-9pm
Cookie buyers pick-up times: 
Fri. Dec. 16th; 12:30-5pm
Sat. Dec. 17th; 10am-Noon
*May contain nut products*
🍂 Children & Youth 🍂
Miss Marilla's Book Reviews
Juvenile
Non-Fiction
Believe In Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur
- Marc Brown
Arthur, Francine, Buster, Muffy, Binky...and don't forget D. W.! She would never let you forget her. If you were a child or the parent of a child anytime in the last 20 years, you've heard these names and your children probably know them as friends. The world of Arthur the Aardvark and his anthropomorphized family has comforted, educated, and tickled the funny bone for whole generations, both in the beloved books and the classic animated TV show. In this book, you will find wonderful tidbits of wisdom and wit, with character quotes and illustrations. Tackle life alongside Arthur and friends, they'll never steer you wrong. As sassy little sister D.W. says (after getting her first library card), "Now I know what true power feels like!"
Young Adult Fiction
Enola Holmes series
- Nancy Springer
Nothing like a Netflix adaptation to stir up fervor around a book series! And thus, the Enola Holmes mystery series is reborn. Enola...what a name. But wait...reverse the letters and it spells ALONE! And that's what Enola is. Her mother has mysteriously disappeared and her older brothers Sherlock and Mycroft are being no help. As they gaslight her and attempt to curb her freedom (which is already sadly lacking as a young lady in Victorian England), Enola realizes that her mother may have disappeared, but the clues and puzzles she left behind have not. Can Enola outwit her overbearing older brothers and set out to find her mother? What was it her mother always said? "You'll do very well on your OWN, Enola." With a disguise, a few hidden weapons, and a plan, Enola is determined to become the rescuer, not the rescue! Doesn't hurt that the Netflix show stars Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame as Enola.

Juvenile Graphic Novel
The Aquanaut
- Dan Santat
Never thought tissues would be needed when reading a graphic novel, but Caldecott Award-Winning author and illustrator Dan Santat went there. With a subject ripped straight from today's headlines, this thrilling story focuses on an aquapark (think SeaWorld), a loving family, and a bunch of escapist sea creatures who think they're venturing into space. Sophia lives with her uncle ever since her marine biologist dad died in a boat accident. Her uncle is trying to carry on the dream the brothers shared of opening a ocean preserve where sea animals could live in safety. But the investors want profit, no matter the cost to the animals. Meanwhile, a crab and his crew of friends have found a journal from the sunken ship and decide to go find this safe haven, even if it means going into space. For this purpose, they claim an old diving suit with a bell helmet, operating it a la Little Rascals. Their mission collides with Sophia and her uncle's grief at losing their beloved father and brother, and a friendship is born. But what can be done to save Aqualand? And should it even be saved? I'm not crying, you're crying!
Fall Children & Youth Programming
Mixed Age Indoor Storytime (Session 1):
Tuesdays September 13th – November 1st at 10:00am
~Please sign up for only 1 session~

Mixed Age Indoor Storytime (Session 2):
Tuesdays September 13th – November 1st at 11:15am
~Please sign up for only 1 session~

Virtual Storytime on Zoom:
Wednesdays September 14th – November 2nd at 10:00am

4-6 Year Old Afternoon Storytime:
Thursdays September 15th – November 3rd at 1:15pm

Infant Storytime (Ages Birth - 18months):
Every other Friday on September 16th, September 30th,
October 14th, October 28th at 10:30am

Evening PJ Storytime:
Thursday, October 6th and Thursday, November 3rd at 6:30pm

Storytime Yoga w/ Deanna Nagle (Ages 4-10 years old):
Monday, September 26th and Monday, October 24th at 10:30am

Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks Outdoor Music Class:
A Family Place Program*
Thursdays September 15th – October 13th at 10:00am

Kids Chess Club (Ages 8 – 17 years old):
Thursday, September 22nd and Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm
~Parents with chess playing skills encouraged to stay and help~

Nature Program w/ Lehigh County Conservation District
(Ages 3-6 years old):
Thursday, October 27th at 10:00am

Kids Book Flix on Zoom:
Friday, October 7th and Friday, November 4th at 10:00am
Learn about new books as they are brought to life in mini movies.

Kids BINGO on Zoom:
October 17th at 6:30pm
Morning Movie at the Library:
Monday, November 7th at 10:30am
Join us for a family friendly movie and snacks at the library

Play to Learn Workshop (Ages 12 – 42 Months):
A Family Place Program*
Tuesdays November 8th – December 6th at 10:30am
Caregivers and children interact 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.
This is a 5 week workshop for both caregiver and child.
Caregiver/child must commit to all 5 sessions to attend.

Children’s programming is funded by donations received from local residents to the library’s annual Giving Tuesday Campaign in November.

*Family Place Programs have been (partially) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries
BookFlix features video storybooks to build a love of reading, and pairs them with related nonfiction books to inspire curiosity and further knowledge. There are fun learning games to go along with each book pair, and some films and books are also available in Spanish.
Click below and enter your 14-digit library card number at the PA PowerLibrary portal to access BookFlix.
Upcoming Community Events
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The Coopersburg Community Day event is back!
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm
FREE Admission • FREE Entertainment • FREE Parking
Visit the website:

Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm