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Mar 132024
 

 

 

 

Spring into reading this season! Join us in logging 1000 minutes, write a book review, and challenge yourself by completing an activity!

All readers who complete the challenge in Beanstack will be entered to win a gift card. Two drawings will be held by age group. Ages 0-16 have a chance to win a Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Ages 17+ will be entered to win a Target Gift Card.

You must complete the challenge by earning all badges for reading minutes, 2 activities and 1 book review in Beanstack to be entered in to the drawing.

Join Challenge Here!

Mar 072024
 

 

 

 

Shop Bonfire Apparel Fundraiser!

We’ve updated our shop on Bonfire to add a new shirt and tote bags!   Now all items are made to order and shipped directly to you.  We’ve added more colors, women’s slim cut and children sizes too!  Use link above to shop and order!

All proceeds help support the library operating costs and building maintenance, allowing us to bring lifelong learning opportunities to the community and beyond!

 

Feb 072024
 

 

 

 

Conshohocken Seed Catalog

In partnership with the Conshohocken Community Garden, Longwood Garden’s Community Reads & Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Launching mid-February 2024.

Use your library card to check out a seed pack from the catalog found on our New Release Adult Fiction shelf as you enter the library.  Well debut new seeds each month!  You may take one of each seed pack type available per household each month while supplies last!.  Seeds available in our catalog were donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  We also thank the Conshohocken Community Garden for their generous support in funding material and knowledge on how to get started.

Nov 222023
 

 

 

 

Two Ways to Donate Online:

Square Donation Link

PayPal Donation Link

The building that today houses our library was built in 1857 by Lewis Lukens, who “contributed greatly to the commercial, cultural and civic life of Conshohocken.”  After his death, his grandchildren gave the house at 301 Fayette Street to the borough of Conshohocken to be used as a library.  As their grandfather before them, Lukens’ decedents paid it forward to the community, giving them a permanent location to provide opportunities for “lifelong learning for all ages.”

In 1973, Conshohocken Free Library became a part of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.  Today were receive wonderful support as one of five branches, supporting our collections and staff.  Last year we even received funding to offset programming cost thanks to Director Karen DeAngelo and MC-NPL board members.

The Friends of the Conshohocken Free Library help support programing and other learning resources as requested.  They raise funds through a monthly used book sale and donations.  In the spring, they canvas local businesses to support our Summer Reading program and in return, give back to the local business as well.

The building itself is the responsibility of the community.  We own it and we are responsible for its upkeep.  We owe it to the Lukens family to pay it forward by providing funding and support for maintenance, upkeep and improvements.  Many of those decisions are made by the library’s advisory board, a group of volunteers, listed below, who donate their time and energy monthly to guide decisions on maintaining the building and raising funds to support those efforts.

These are just a few examples of how members of the community pay it forward in the spirit of the Lukens family.  There is always room for more support in our efforts.  There are currently financial needs to support upgrading our fire alarm system, replacing the roof, security cameras to monitor the exterior of the building and everything else that happens in between.  It’s important everyone enjoying our library in Conshohocken and beyond know the story of the Lukens’ generous donation, and especially the condition that if the building ever stops being a library, it goes back to the decedents of the Lukens family.

The Conshohocken Free Library is a 501c3 organization and donations keep our building a library.  Donations can be made in person at the library or online by credit card.  Let’s keep the library standing for future generations to enjoy lifelong learning opportunities.

Holly Holst-Branch Manager

Library Board Members:

Brian Butch Coll- President

Ned Stern- Vice President

Mario D’Achille- Treasuer

Jennifer McCracken- Secretary

Binne Bianco

Bryan Collins

Eric Heal

Kathy McCarthy

Bob Moore

Kevin Olkowski

Johnny Pasquarello

Alice Marie Schwartz

Dr. Dennis Yankosky

Oct 242023
 

 

 

Conshohocken Free Library will accept book and material donation with the understanding it will become property of the library and used to widen the access to education and knowledge in the community.  Books and material donations must be accepted by staff at the Circulation Desk.  Library staff may reject any donations based on condition.

Most book donations accepted by the library are given to the Friends of the Conshohocken Free Library, a volunteer fundraising group.

  • These donations are used to stock a used book sale, which is entirely volunteer run.
  • Books must be in good condition, with resale value.
  • 3 Box Limit as long as the donation cart is empty, unless you call ahead to schedule drop off.
  • Donors must be able to get books and material in the library themselves.  Staff can not leave the building to help you unload your car.
  • Tax receipt from the circulation desk upon request.
  • Donors are responsible for counting and filling in donation amounts.

Donations must be brought in to the library during open hours.

  • Boxes left outside easily trap moisture and can become home to insects and rodents, which is harmful to material inside and the library building itself.
  • Any material left on our porch or elsewhere in the library without informing staff will be thrown away.

Library Hours:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 12-8pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-5pm
  • Fridays 12-5pm
  • Saturdays 10am-2pm

Please contact the library to make sure we can accept your donation. You may email us at askcon@mclinc.org or call 610-825-1656 during opening hours.  If we are unable to take your donation, find information about the nearest Green Drop donation center below:

PLYMOUTH
200 Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Hours of Operations:
Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Policy Pending Board Approval 2-2024 HJH
Policy Review 2-2025
Policy Renewal 2-2027
Oct 202023
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Hotspots Are Back!

Thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Conshohocken Free Library, mobile hotspots are back for circulation to adult library card holders with accounts in good standing (fines under $10).  Please read our complete borrowing policy.

  • Hotspots may be checked out for 2 weeks, no renewals
  • Late fines are $10 per day up to $60.
  • Must be returned to Conshohocken Free Library with device, case and charger.
  • There is a 24 hour waiting period between returning a hotspot device and checking it out again.