A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life
~ Norman Cousins
American Political Journalist, Author, and Professor
Come out and visit our friendly snake Simba! He’s our 4 year-old corn snake that loves to be held. See pictures and find out when you can come and hold him or watch a feeding.
The UPV Library is a branch of the Montgomery County -
Norristown Public Library.
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.
Come browse through our large selection of books for sale. The sale will be held during regular library hours.
Friday, April 24th through Saturday, May 2nd
◊ Special Members Only preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Thursday evening, April 23rd (Please note corrected date) from 6-8 pm (you can become a member at the door for $10 and get a sneak peek!)
◊ Sale is held in the basement of our library in our Discovery Science room.
◊ $4 brown bag sale will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. Bags will be provided.
Please call the library at 215-679-2020 for more information or to donate books. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or moldy books.
Our science room is closed through May 5th due to our Friends' used book sale. Thank you for your cooperation.
Think you can't draw? THINK AGAIN! Zentangle artist Randall Taylor-Craven will be here on April 29th at 7:00 pm to teach us this beautiful craft that can be meditative and is always creative! Sign up at the library or call us at 215-679-2020. This program is for patrons 18 and older.
◊ All participants will create a free Zentangle tile of their own to take home!
This year's theme is Oceanography. There are some changes this year:
◊ Registration for Science in Summer will begin May 4th at 12:00 NOON! There will be no registrations taken before then.
◊ Registrations MUST be made online. The link will be posted before May 4th. NO phone registrations will be taken.
Saturday, May 9, 9am-2pm
Start planning your Mother's Day weekend now! Visit the historic Andreas Reid property (current home of John & Linda Haines) in Pennsburg to tour the beautiful gardens. You may also tour the museum of our region's finest collection of antique trucks, vehicles and equipment including historic carriages, antique race cars, and Roy Roger's jeep, Nellybelle.
◊ The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the library.
◊ The Andreas Reid property is located at 3327 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA
Wednesday, May 13 @ 7pm
Getting married...know someone who is? Don't miss our wedding planning workshop! Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task so get some help from local wedding planner, Gina Mauer. She'll explain how to avoid major stressors during the planning process and give tips on creating the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.
Sign up by stopping by or calling the library at 215-679-2020
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! The 3rd Annual Make Music Upper Perk is looking for local musicians. Register here from February 1st - April 30th for this great FREE event to be held June 21st, 2015
Are you the parent, grandparent or caregiver of a child who is not yet in Kindergarten? We have a GREAT program for you and the child in your life...
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN is a program to help get children exposed to books and story time before they start Kindergarten and to promote reading with children. The more children are exposed to books at home, the more ready they will be for reading & school.
◊ If you read three stories a day, your child will have read over 1,000 books in One Year
It's really simple! All you have to do is...
◊ Register at the Library and pick up your Booklog
◊ Color a picture in the booklog for every book read
◊ Bring the booklog in after you've colored 100 pictures to get a sticker
◊ After you've read 500 books, we will put your name on our "I've Read 500 Books" Wall of Fame
◊ After you've finished 1,000 books, your child will get a plethora of prizes and honors!
This free program has no end date, just try to finish before they begin Kindergarten!
Stop in at the library or call us at 215-679-2020 for more information and to get started!
Did you know a portion of the proceeds from The Community Thrift Shop go to the library?
It's true! Their profits are shared by the library, The Open Link, The Community Life Center in East Greenville, and RSVP (a local volunteer clearinghouse). Please support The Community Thrift Shop at 834 Bitting Alley in Red Hill by shopping or donating clothes and household items. They can also use volunteers to sort donations or run the cash register.
Shopping at Amazon? Go to Amazon Smile, choose Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, then shop as you normally would. There is no cost to you, but the library gets a portion of your total sale.
Computer classes are a great way to expand your knowledge. Our Spring Classes are full! Call the library at (215) 679-2020 to recommend other classes you'd like to see offered.
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