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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.

Dec 222020

Mondays, June 21 through August 9

Pick up a grab-and-go packet of painting or craft supplies to make some fun creations at home! A different project every week. A YouTube tutorial will be posted on our YouTube channel each Monday if you want to follow along, or use the instructions included to assemble the project on your own. Intended for families with children ages 5-12. Supplies limited. Some projects require additional supplies. Call the library at 610-278-5100 ext. 205 to reserve your packet.

Find the tutorials on our YouTube channel.