Spotlight on the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library

A family enjoys making their Bat Mobiles.

Do you know about all the great services provided by The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill?   With your library card you not only get traditional print books to read, but also free downloadable eBooks, audio books, and digital magazines.  As a branch of the Montgomery Country-Norristown Public Library they have thousands of titles in their digital collection.  Through the website at you can use valuable subscriptions for free, anytime.  Learn one of 60 languages on the Mango database, watch movies in foreign languages, have picture books read to your children, even ask a librarian a reference question 24/7, all from the comfort of your home.  If you don’t have a working computer at home, your library card also gets you use of public computers including free internet access at the library.  You may also access free wi-fi using your own device.  Friendly staff will assist you.

Families, definitely get your child to the library to check things out!  Has your child visited the Discovery Science Room?  In addition to several live animals you will find microscopes, building toys, circuit kits, games and experiments.  Your family could easily spend hours exploring the math and science themed toys together.  While you are at the library be sure to check the calendar of programs.  Story times, family shows, and classes such as Drama, Crazy 8’s, and Lego are offered regularly to help your child grow.  The annual summer reading club is a great way to occupy your children over the summer.  This year’s theme is superheroes.  The library will offer free mini-camps, fun reading incentives, and regular family events.  Are you children too young to read?  Then sign up at the library for the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative.  It is never too early to start your child on the path to reading and a lifetime of learning and entertainment.  The library has a regular story and music time for infants every Monday at 10am.  Preschool children will enjoy the Tuesday at 10:30am story times.  Drop by with your child.  All ages will enjoy our new passes to the Academy of Natural Sciences and The Elmwood Park Zoo.  Check them out and get your family in for free!

Adults, the fun isn’t over just because you’re grown up!  Join one of several regular library groups including Scrabble, bridge, Socrates Café (discussion), book club, and Stitch Niche.  Check the calendar for special events such a history lectures, craft nights, and concerts.  In March there will be a Microsoft Word class and in April a Zentangle art program.  It’s amazing how much they have going on over there!  Call the library at 215-679-2020 for details.



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