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Summer Reading 2021
Jul 152021

Thursdays, July 29 and August 12 at 10:30 am

We’re trying out in-person storytime in the library! Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Masks and distancing are recommended. Drop in! We will also be recording the storytime for our YouTube channel:

May 252021

Wednesdays, June 22 through August 11

Fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities conducted either through grab and go packets, YouTube tutorials, or Zoom sessions. You could assemble a simple machine, examine the world around you, build structures with cardboard, or dissect an owl pellet! A new project every week. Intended for families with children ages 5-12. Supplies limited – call to reserve your packet! 610-278-5100 x205.

May 172021

Join us online for our annual Summer Reading Program and win chances for prizes. With 2021’s theme being “Tails and Tales”, the focus is on animals and storytelling. Pounce on your reading goals by registering online through Beanstack, an online reading log app!

Saturday June 12th to Saturday August 14th
MC-NPL and the branches proudly present summer reading challenges and events for all age groups!

For infants, toddlers, and all children up to age 12, there are wonderful programs with the theme’s animalistic twist: tigerific Storytimes, new livestreams, crafts-to-go, STEM exploration activities, and cooking tutorials. Your child could win their ride through their own safari with a brand new bicycle! Subscribe to our children’s e-newsletter to get up-to-date information.


For our teens, ages 12 – 18, MC-NPL is keeping it as cool as a polar bear with new DIY projects and online events. Also, from our very own local artist, Keville Bowen, learn about Japanese culture and the way it is reflected in anime.



For adults, summer reading will be in full swing come June 12th. Beat the heat by winning nifty gift cards to cool cinemas, local restaurants, and in-home and online shopping sprees.


This summer, sign up on our Beanstack to log your reading! The Main Library’s Beanstack online portal goes live on June 12th. All ages invited to participate. Read any book to join in. Take advantage of the library’s online resources which include eBooks and downloadable audio books. Earn a chance to win a Mystery Raffle Prize with each badge you complete!

  • Earn badges for reading! Every 5 days you read will unlock a badge.
  • Earn badges for completing activities!
  • Earn badges for writing reviews!

Beginning June 12th, register and log your progress online or download the Beanstack app for IOS or Android. Not interested in going online? Paper logs are available at the main library’s front desk, reference desk and children’s desk! The paper logs count for reading badges and review badges only. One paper log per person, please.

The ConshohockenPerkiomen ValleyRoyersford, and Upper Perkiomen Valley branches will offer their own special prizes and unique programs. Check their websites for more details.

Welcome to Summer @ MC-NPL!

Dec 222020

Thursdays, June 23 through August 12

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for ages 2-5. A new storytime will be posted on Facebook and our YouTube channel every Thursday. Grab-and-go activities to augment the storytime may be available for pickup. Call to reserve your packet.

Find the storytimes on our YouTube channel.

Oct 192020

Join now! If you read just one book a night starting before your child is 2, you will have read over 1,000 books by the time your child starts kindergarten! Our program makes it fun, with incentives for every milestone you reach–1 book, 25 books, 100 books, 250 books, 500 books, 750 books and 1,000 Books. The program is intended for children under the age of 5 years.

The One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten initiative is designed to:

  • Promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • Encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
  • Help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.

Studies show that children who are read to from birth have an easier time learning to read.

You can sign up and log your progress here:

You can also track your progress with the Beanstack Tracker mobile app which is available for both iOS and Android. The mobile app includes the ability to scan the barcode from the back of the book for easy logging.