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Summer Reading

27 Jun

If you have required summer reading, I would suggest coming in soon to see what’s available and possibly place a hold on a book or two. Teens have been coming in for their required reading ever since school let out. If you place a hold on a book, it will cost .50 after the book arrives. Even if you never come in to pick up a book we called you about, you would still owe the .50 reserve fee, so keep that in mind.

Check out our online catalog to see what’s available, and remember that we do have ebooks and eaudiobooks as well, free of charge!

Da Vinci Center Coming to LML This Summer!

12 Feb

LML is partnering with the Da Vinci Center this summer for the Summer Reading program, “Spark A Reaction!”, and we want to get YOUR opinion on what you’d like them to offer here at the library.

Option 1: Forensic Science… You’ll find out what they look for at crime scenes, do fingerprinting, crime scene sketching and try to solve a “crime”. Think CSI Macungie! 😉


Option 2: Roller Coaster Engineer… Da Vinci staff will bring PVC pipes, and after giving a few guidelines, will let you create a roller coaster… we’ll run something through it to see who’s creation is the best!

So take a second to answer our poll and tell us what you want to do this summer!

Walk Two Moons, Review

26 Aug

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Plot: Salamanca Hiddle and Gram and Gramps Hiddle are taking a cross-country trip to Idaho to hopefuly see her mom. For entertainment, Sal tells to story of Phoebe Winterbottom. When something terrible happens, they set off to find something special to them.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars


Book Domino World Record Broken!

18 Jul

* Watch the Seattle Public Library break the record for the longest book domino chain with 2,131 books as they kick off Summer Reading for this year!

(Imagine how long it took to re-shelve all those books?!)


Track your reading this summer…and win prizes!

5 Jun

So you’re required to read this summer for school and you’re probably going to want to read something for fun…what’s in it for you? Keep track of all the books you read this summer starting June 1 and you could be entered to win some cool prizes like a free Rita’s coupon or a book.

In order to track your books for the reading incentive program online, you must first create an account:

  • Type https://host8.evanced.info/lowermaclib/sr/homepage.asp into your browser or follow navigation links on the library’s website (www.lowermaclib.org) Teens Homepage–> Teen Issues and Interest–> signup/track online link
  • Select from the tabs across the top which program you are signing up for.
  • Once you’ve selected the appropriate program tab, click on the Sign Me Up button.  Fill out the required forms with your information.
  • To log books, click on the Add/View Log and fill in the required fields.
    • Please Note: You will able to enter books as soon as you create an account and include titles read since June 1st, however, you will be unable to fill out raffle tickets until the Sumer Reading program starts on June 24th.
    • Although you are filling out your log online, you will still need to come into the library to fill out raffle tickets at your convenience (after June 24th!) Winners will be pulled at the end of each week and notified the first of the following week, beginning July 1st.
      • As always, if you fill out a review, you get TWO raffle tickets for the reviewed book.

Come Sign Up for Books for Breakfast!

1 Jun

Head into the library today to sign up for our summer book discussion! We’ll be holding Books for Breakfast: City of Ember for those who will be entering 4th-7th grade this fall.

Saturday, July 20th from 9:30-10:30am…breakfast will be provided!

The great underground city of Ember was designed as a last refuge for the human race, but when the storerooms run out of food and the lights begin to fail, it’s up to two teens, Lina and Doon, to decipher the fragments of an ancient parchment and find a way out of Ember. If you sign up, you’re eligible to receive a FREE copy of the book that you get to keep as long as you show up to the book discussion! This won’t be like school, trust us! You want to read this book!

Limited to 11 students.

Come Sign Up for Books for Lunch!

1 Jun

Head into the library today to sign up for our teen summer book discussion! We’ll be holding Books for Lunch: The Maze Runner for those who will be entering 6th-12th grade this fall.

Thursday, July 11th from 12-1pm…. and yes…lunch will be provided!

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade. All the Gladers know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. The Maze Runner will be released in movie theaters next February!

The first 12 students who sign up to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner will receive a FREE copy of the book (take the signup sheet with your name on it to the front desk). You get to keep the book as long as you show up at the book discussion! If you don’t want the book because you already own it, just let us know so we can give out more books.

Fun Summer Reading—Come to the Book Sale!

14 Jun

Just in time for the beginning of summer, stop by the library anytime from 10am-8pm on June 18th, 19th, and 20th (Monday through Wednesday) to pick up some beach reads at our latest Book Sale! This sale can keep you occupied until the big sale in the fall. (Hint: look for some classics to get ahead on your required summer reading!) But be sure to grab some fun books as well 🙂

Summer Reading Info

24 May

Hey guys, summer reading information goes out on June 2nd! A few things to know:

  1. Thanks to the Friends group, we’ll be doing a book discussion again! Sign up for the Hunger Games book discussion on 7/12 at noon… and we’ll not only feed you lunch, but the first 12 people signed up get a free copy of the book to keep… as long as you show up to talk on the 12th!
  2. We’ll have the Teen Read Raffle again, where you get a raffle entry for every book you read (2 if you write a review!) and we’ll pull a winner for a weekly prize… Rita’s coupons, maybe a gift card somewhere. Respond in the comments if you have any ideas what we should get as prizes.
  3. We’re going to be doing a couple of “series” here on the blog. One will be called “Future Me” and if you come in (once the signups go out) and tell us a possible career path you’re interested in, we’ll create a blog post with some video clips from someone in that field answering a few questions on how they got into their field. (Or if you have any specific questions.) The second will be Summer Reading is Killing Me, and if you let us know what book(s) you plan to read for summer reading, we’ll create a blog post just on that title with links to information or what we have here in the library. If you have any specific questions or comments about the book that your classmates might find helpful, get a conversation going to help each other out!

Those are the big points! But stay tuned for details and come in anytime June 2nd or after for more information. Definitely come in right away if you want to be guaranteed a free copy of Hunger Games! All teen program info is in the YA area in the back. If you haven’t subscribed to the blog through email or RSS feed, why not do it now to make sure you get in on all the summer stuff!

And good luck on the rest of the school year!

Erin and Jen

Hungry for More Hunger Games?

1 May

School will be over before you know it, and it will be time for summer reading once again! Besides the books you have to read over the summer, we want you to come to the library for a book you want to read!

The Friends of the Library is generously donating funds so the library can bring back our teen book discussions! Why do we need funds for a book discussion? Because when you sign up, we hand you a copy of the book we’re reading, and as long as you read it and show up to the discussion, you get to keep the book!

So now we just need you help! What should we read? Answer the poll below, share with your friends on Facebook. Your vote counts!