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We Got an App for That!

3 May

So imagine you’re at the bookstore, browsing the shelves and you see a book you’d like to read. Or maybe a friend tells you about a book or movie… or you hear it mentioned on a show. However you hear of the title, you’re curious and you’d like to know if the library has a copy so you don’t have to buy it yourself. You’ll probably forget the title by the time you get back to your computer to look on our website. And then it’ll but you that you can’t remember for a while.  UNLESS you’ve downloaded our new mobile app that allows you to check right away!

LML is excited to let you know that you can now access our library catalog and your account on your mobile device! Whether you have as smartphone, tablet or even an iPod touch, with Bookmyne, you can search our catalog, place holds, view your current checkouts, renew items and set reminders for items due even when you’re not near your computer!  So the next time you hear about a new book and wonder if the library owns a copy, remember, there’s an app for that!

To download the free Bookmyne app, visit iTunes for Apple products or the Google Play Store for Android devices today. For more details about downloading and using Bookmyne, please visit the library’s website.

The Future of Us, Review

30 Jan

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Plot: This book takes place in 1996, right when computers and the Internet are just being introduced. Josh and Emma are next-door neighbors who have grown apart in their friendship due to different circumstances. Josh’s mom makes him bring over a free AOL trial CD to Emma’s house for her new computer. When she loads it up, she is logged into something called “Facebook” and is seeing a picture of herself 15 years into the future. Scared and confused by what she sees, Emma and Josh try to figure out what this thing means.

As they learn more about their future selves, both the good and the bad, they subconsciously and on purpose begin making changes in their present lives that affect what they see on their Facebook pages in the future. But is it best to leave well enough alone and not try to change what is supposed to happen?

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


eBooks, eBooks, eBooks!!

6 Jan

Hey guys, guess what?? We have eBooks!!  Best-selling and classic eBooks and audiobooks available 24/7 through its digital library website, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive). (This will come in handy during summer when you all wait until the last minute to read your required reading books, since most of the classics are available at all times… no checkout limit!)

You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to create an Adobe Digital account (if you don’t have one) and install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go.

This new service is free with your LML library card. To get started downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks, please click here. So, for all of you who own some type of e-reader, or even have a tablet, smartphone or iPod touch, you will be able to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so no late fees! With best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more to choose from, the new collection will have something for everyone.

If you already have a device you’d like to use or plan on getting one in the future, here is a list of compatible devices.

**You will have to use your home library to access the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library site. There is a drop-down that lets you pick a library, and you’ll have to choose your home library. Since this is a consortium, don’t worry, we all have access to the same collection. If you’re a Lower Macungie Library home patron (meaning you live in either Lower Macungie Township or Alburtis Borough), you’ll enter your full barcode number and then your 4 digit on the CLDL site.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for this new collection!

Party in the Library

25 Oct

If given the opportunity, would you participate in a video like this? 🙂 Check it out  for a good laugh.

Let’s Celebrate Teen Read Week!

18 Oct

Happy Teen Read Week 2011! This year’s theme is Picture It @ your library.

To celebrate, we are running a contest called Extreme Makeover: Book Edition. We need your help to make over some really old book covers. We want to give them a facelift because let’s be honest…no matter how hard we try, it’s hard not to judge a book by its cover! In fact…after we’re done, we WANT you to judge these books by their covers!

We’ll pull a name from all artists who submit a cover and you can pick out a FREE book from these titles:

 The Warlock: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott (autographed!! )

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
by Tom Angleberger (autographed!!)

by Holly Black

Here’s how it works:
-Contest takes place anytime Tuesday, October 18th through Saturday, October 22nd.
-You can stop in to grab a sheet of paper and return your book cover or use your own paper, but you must return your cover by Monday, October 24th.
-Try to look for the book on shelf or go to www.Amazon.com to get a general idea of how big the book cover can be (we don’t want to have to trim your artwork!) and there are really no rules to what you can do with the artwork… it can be computer generated or free-hand, comic style or incorporate a photo.
-We have a list of suggestions (see below) of books we’d love to update, or you can choose your own. But you’ll want to pick a book that may not be picked otherwise… so while we’d love your version of Breaking Dawn or The Hunger Games, they circulate pretty well on their own! Pick a book you love but not everyone knows about! If multiple covers for the same title are submitted, we’ll go with first received.


1) Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
2) Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
3) Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper
4) Don’t Look Behind You by Lois Duncan
5) Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
6) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
7) Beyond the Western Wall by Avi
8 ) Thwonk by Joan Bauer
9) Tangerine by Edward Bloor
10) Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs
11) Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Have fun and good luck 🙂

It’s Okay, Procrastinators!

9 Aug

Did you wait until the last minute to even start thinking about your required summer reading? Did you not listen to anything we’ve said about it so far? Well don’t worry, we have a solution for you.

Even though it may be too late to borrow a copy of a book you need from the library, you can listen to the same books on your computer or iPod for free, no waiting. Simply visit the library’s website at www.lowermaclib.org, then click on the icon to the left of the page that says “Downloadable Audiobooks Now Online!” Then click on the icon at the top of the page for “OneClickdigital.”

You can then easily create an account and search for the books you need to read. Then download them straight to your iPod to listen to, without even having to wait on a reserve list. Every book you need to read may not be available, but if you have procrastinated, it will be worth it to take a look 🙂

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, trailer

5 Aug

Book Sale this Weekend!!

31 Mar

Who cares if they’re using the “s” word… the library’s SPRING book sale starts tomorrow!! The hours are 9-5 both Friday and Saturday, and there’s LOADS of items… not just books. Movies (in VHS and DVD formats), usually some magazines and audio, as well. Everything is in decent condition (or we wouldn’t offer it to you, of course!) So come in and check it out. Obviously the best selection is the earlier you come, but if you can’t make it till the end of Saturday, from 3-5pm, there’s a “bag sale”… for $10, you receive one of the orange kids tote bags and you can fill it with as many items remaining as you can fit in the bag!

Anyone coming? (*cough*Sharon*cough*)??

Teen Tech Week

5 Mar

Teen Tech Week starts tomorrow! It runs from March 6-12 this year. The 2011 theme– Mix & Mash @ your library–focuses on using library resources to express your creativity by developing your own unique online content and safely sharing it. Be sure to check back here each day this week–we will ask a simple question and if you comment back with an answer, you will be automatically entered into our Teen Tech Week Raffle to win a prize! The winner(s) will be announced at the end of Teen Tech Week.  

Good luck to everybody 🙂

Submissions, Please?

28 Feb

Check out our new Submissions page! Book reviews, pick a few songs that fit your favorite book, or if you write (poetry, short stories, whatever!) take pictures, make videos or do some other form of art that we can work onto the blog, we’d love to hear from you!