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I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

~ Carl Sagan
American astronomer, Astrophysicist, and Author

October 20, 2020

Library Closed

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The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library is a local resource for research and entertainment for the public.  This web site is an extension of our services, providing quality links and information.  Feel free to browse the website and look for everything from books to upcoming events.  Please Contact Us with any questions or comments you have about our website or the services we provide. 

News @ UPVL!

Library Updates

The library building is open for limited hours for computer use and book browsing.
Mondays 4-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1-4pm & Fridays 1-4pm.

We are still offering curbside pickup everyday! Check the Curbside pickup details link below for updated curbside hours.

The book return box at the top of the ramp is open 24 hours for returns. Returned materials will be quarantined a minimum of 48 hours so you will still see them on your account for a few days after returning them. No fines will be charged for the quarantine days. We are charging overdue fines and rental fees again.

We are not able to accept book donations at this time.

Reopening Policies for the library...

Curbside Pickup

You may place electronic orders through our Search the Catalog button above. When you are notified that your materials have arrived, please call the library to arrange for curbside pickup. Your request may take longer as our volume of hold requests is significantly higher and we are quarantining returned books a minimum of 48-72 hours.

Curbside pickup details...

Temporary Online Library Cards

If you cannot come in to our branch during the limited open hours we are offering temporary library cards online so Montgomery County residents without regular library cards can use our eresources during the pandemic. All applications are being handled through our main branch in Norristown. Just click on the link...

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Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00pm via Zoom

Are you ready to sign up for Medicare? Join a representative from Apprise to learn how to navigate this complex process. Email or call the library to request your Zoom invitation.

Video Story Time with Miss Wendy!

Miss Wendy has taken story time online! Follow the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library facebook page to see weekly storytimes posted Tuesdays by 11am. Beginning Monday, October 5th caregivers can pick up craft materials to go with the Tuesday online story time. Pick up craft on Mondays curbside 10am-12noon or in the library 1-4pm.

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, November 5 @ 1:00 pm via Zoom

This conversation group meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00pm.

The idea behind the Socrates Café is that we learn more when we question and even more when we question with others. There are over 600 gatherings around the world today who meet to discuss a variety of topics, learn from each other and share the common goal of making a more inclusive world. If you like to go a little deeper in your conversations, drop by this monthly exchange.

Please email the library ( to receive your zoom invitation for this event. You may participate by computer or telephone.

Are You Ready to Vote?

The presidentail election is November 3, 2020! Make sure you have all the information about how, when, and where to vote.

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Are you a frequent shopper at Redners?

If you are, helping the library is as simple as giving us your receipts. Redners will donate 1% of all eligible purchases made with a Save-A-Tape card to the library. Receipts must be less than 2 years old. It's a great way to help the library!!

Last year, your receipts helped us raise over $1,000 for the library. Thanks and keep those Redners Save-A-Tape receipts coming!!

During the building closure just put your receipts in an envelope and drop it into our book return or hold onto them until we can see you again.

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Community Thrift Shop

The Community Thrift Shop at 301 Fourth Street in Pennsburg has reopened! You can shop Monday thorugh Friday 10am-5pm. Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pm.

If you want to help out running the cash register or sorting donations contact Fred at the shop at (215)679-6555 (teens welcome). Proceeds from the shop go to UPV library, The Open Link, and RSVP.

This site and the included links are provided for informational purposes only.  Upper Perkiomen Valley Library does not support, endorse or promote any business, organization, or product included in this site. 

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