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June Jazz 2022
May 192022




We’re kicking off our annual Adult Summer Reading Program on June 18th from 2 – 4 PM with Local Authors Day @ MC-NPL!

This hybrid event will be held simultaneously in-person in the Community Room and online via Zoom.

Local authors, David Jackson Ambrose, Shannon Frost Greenstein, Martin Wiley, and Linda Wisniewski, will present their latest books and will offer signed copies for sale at the event. Pre-Registration is required. Pre-Register for the event by contacting Jennifer Hoey @ (610) 278-5100 ext 2. Zoom registrants will have to provide their email address so we can send you a link to the event.

A raffle ticket will be given to all attendees of the program that will go towards the Main Prize for this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program. The main prize is a 4-person pass to Longwood Gardens together with a $100 Longwood Gardens gift card that can be used as a 4-person dining pass to Longwood Garden’s 1906 restaurant or for its gift shop.

Summer Reading runs till August 13th! This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities. There will be weekly prizes in addition to the main prize and we will be bringing back our weekly puzzles and our prize basket!

May 172022



Monday, June 20 at 5PM

Not everyone can find a priceless Roman statue at the local Goodwill, but many of us have special treasures that we don’t know how to value. On Monday June 20 at 5PM, Mike Ivankovich, local author, appraiser, and auctioneer, brings his popular “What’s It Worth” program to our Community Room, to help us learn how to look at our own collections with an appraiser’s eye . If you enjoy “Antiques Roadshow,” this program is for you!  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

Please register here if you want to bring ONE item to show to Mike in front of the group. There is a limited number of items that Mike can discuss, so please do not bring an item unless you are given the OK by library staff.  Although Mike will do his best with the time allowed, there is NO GUARANTEE that he will have enough time to get to your item.

May 122022




Due to schedule conflicts, the Crafter’s Corner meetings for both May and June have been cancelled. The Corner will return in July!

In the meantime if you have suggestions on what craft we should do next, please send an email to

May 102022


This year’s GSK Science in the Summer theme is Be a Biologist! with activities that invite children to play the role of professional biologists and tackle real-world challenges in fisheries, plant biology, paleobiology, and wildlife biology. Observe the effects of chemicals on the environment, study fossils, investigate various plant-growing conditions, and create a hummingbird feeding station! This program is provided in partnership with the Franklin Institute.

The program will be offered in-person at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library in two parts on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 10am for children entering 2nd through 6th grade. Interested families may enter an online lottery now through June 3 for a chance to participate. Visit the website to register:

Apr 212022




Finals, friends, family; it can all be too much! Take some time for yourself at our Mindful in May sessions. This free event will help you meditate, destress, and reflect. Join your host, Bernadette Smith, every Tuesday in May, 4 PM – 6 PM in the Main Library’s Board Room.

These workshops are provided and sponsored by Matthew’s Mindful Moment.

For ages 12 – 18. Register here.

Apr 122022

Join us on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for a fun night at Elmwood Park Zoo in support of Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library! Enjoy tasty treats, beer & wine, the lively jazz of the N Town Band, a silent auction, and door prizes, all while you mingle with like-minded library enthusiasts. Have a great time for a good cause!

Proceeds raised by June Jazz support the Library’s materials budget, placing books and other media straight into the hands, homes and minds of the Montgomery County families we serve. With more than 330,000 residents in our service area, we’re constantly refreshing our collection to meet the needs and interests of our patrons.


Tickets are $50 per person, and include two complimentary drinks. Reserve your tickets now by using the PayPal button below, calling 610-278-5100 ext. 140, or by visiting the Front Desk at the Main Library in Norristown. (Tickets purchased on PayPal will be held at the door at the event in the name of the PayPal account holder.)

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Every ticket sold helps the Library, but if you want to boost your help to the next level, consider a June Jazz Sponsorship! Choose one of the following levels:

  • Giraffe Level – $1,500 – sponsors at this level receive 8 event tickets. Sponsor’s name will appear prominently at the event, in the program, and on the Library’s website.
  • American Bald Eagle Level – $1,000 – sponsors at this level receive 6 event tickets. Sponsor’s name will appear prominently at the event, in the program, and on the Library’s website.
  • Jaguar Level – $500 – sponsors at this level receive 4 event tickets. Sponsor’s name will appear in the program and on the Library’s website.
  • American Bison Level – $250 – sponsors at this level receive 2 event tickets. Sponsors name will appear in the program and on the Library’s website.

Thank you to our Sponsors!!!

Giraffe Sponsors

Friends of Montgomery District Library Center

American Bald Eagle Sponsors

Stauffer Glove & Safety

TD Bank

Jaguar Sponsors

Clean as a Whistle, Inc.

Montgomery Bar Association

Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan, P.C.

Pathcom, Inc.


Tompkins Community Bank

American Bison Sponsors

Monica D’Antonio & Hal Halbert

Susan K. Howard & Gene R. Frank

Literacy Council of Norristown

Longley Insurance Agency, Inc.

Joan Mower

Cathy Sweeney

Szpindor-Meyers Funeral Home, P.C.

Larry & Carmella Tuliszewski

Susan H. Zeager

Mar 092022


Borrow a Mobile Hotspot to get access to the Internet at home!

MC-NPL received funding from the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to purchase hotspots. Any ECF-supported equipment can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.

• Patron must be 18 years of age or older to borrow a Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
• Patron must show a valid ID when checking out a hotspot. If the ID does not have their current address, the patron must show official mail or similar documentation of current address so we can update the library records.
• Patron’s account must be in good standing with the library, and fines must be below $10.
• Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots must be checked out from and returned to MC-NPL. If a hotspot is returned to a library other than MC-NPL, the patron’s library account will be charged a $10 fee.
• Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots may be checked out for up to 2 weeks with no renewals. Only one hotspot at a time may be checked out to the same household.
• Patrons may not check out a hotspot the same day they return one. Patrons must wait 24 hours to check out another hotspot.
• Each hotspot circulates in a case with a cable, power brick, instruction paperwork and barcode. The user is responsible for returning ALL these items in good condition. If the hotspot, cord, or charger is returned damaged or not returned at all, the user will be responsible for the replacement cost.
• Overdue hotspots will be deactivated.
• The hotspot should be kept in a temperature-controlled environment; Please DO NOT leave it in your car.

• Overdue fine – $10/day; Maximum overdue fine – $60
• Device returned to a library other than MC-NPL – $10 fee
• Replacement fees: Device – $15; Cord/power brick – $15; Case – $10

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device, or for personal information shared over the internet. Patrons acknowledge that they have been given the MC-NPL Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Policy and agree to its terms (full document attached.) Patrons are encouraged to follow safe internet practices. The following behaviors can result in the suspension of hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution:
• Viewing, displaying, or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene.
• Use of the internet in any way that violates federal, state, or municipal laws.

Although internet content filtering is provided through the hotspot, parents/guardians are still responsible for monitoring what their children access via the hotspot. No filtering can be completely effective.