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Summer Reading 2021
Jul 282021
 

Join us for Crafter’s Corner on 8/18, 1:30 PM to finish needle felting a 4 legged friend! Click here to register http://ow.ly/4n8s50FBCyu

 

Join us at Crafter’s Corner as we finish our needle felted pets. Those who have not started a pet are welcome to learn some needle felting techniques to make one of your own!! Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11. Looking forward to crafting together!

Registration required. Register by Monday, August 16. Call 610-278-5100 ext. 0 before August 18 to schedule a pickup time to get your free kit.

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!

Jan 262021
 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Computer Lab at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library have been offering one-on-one live instruction of our Computer Classes over the internet. We can connect remotely to you on your home computer, or when the library is open to the public, we can connect to you on a library computer. Either way, we’ve got you covered!  To learn how to sign up for remote computer classes, visit this page: Library Computer Classes – Over the Internet. To see the courses we offer, please visit the Computer Course Descriptions page

Jan 222021
 

The two websites below are provided by Montgomery County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide information on the COVID-19 vaccines. These two sites will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get a vaccination.

Montgomery County has announced pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine by phone can be accessed through the COVID-19 hotline at (833) 875-3967. To pre-register by phone, callers should let the agent know they would like support in pre-registering for a vaccine appointment. Volunteers are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support callers in pre-registering for vaccine appointments. When a vaccine appointment becomes available, volunteers will call back to schedule the appointment.

The Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline is operational six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live operators. Phone pre-registration for vaccine appointments is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, the hotline has language line support for over 100+ different languages. We encourage people to call the hotline or email COVID19@montcopa.org with general questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Please note, the COVID-19 hotline cannot provide updates or timelines on vaccine pre-registration, or troubleshoot issues with vaccine app.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
https://www.montcopa.org/3660/COVID-19-Vaccine

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/

Transportation

Help is available for Montgomery County residents who need transport to get to a vaccination appointment when it is their turn to receive the vaccination.

No cost options for transport are available through Transnet 215-542-7433 and SEPTA at 215-580-7145. Residents are urged to call ahead for an appointment for transport.

The transportation options will be available to county residents once they receive a vaccination appointment.

Vaccine Appointment Tool

Below is a tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointments at PA pharmacies. It is updated every minute.

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/PA/

Jan 112021
 

Welcome to PA Online Learning. It’s your FREE and growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library databases!

Visit https://powerlibrary.org/ and click on the PA Online Learning button to get started, no account set-up required!

Dec 012020
 

 

 

 

Librarians from Conshohocken Free Library, the Royersford Free Public Library and the Main Branch in Norristown are teaming up for a poetry discussion group for adults. Meetings are held by Zoom on the first Thursday of the month at 7PM.  Email hhoy@mclinc.org if you are interested in joining.  We will reach out before the meeting to share the material we will be discussing.

Whether you’ve been enjoying poetry for a while or you just want to try adding poetry to your reading list: all are welcome!
Nov 022020
 

There’s more than one way to help. Social distancing is still in effect, but you can still find ways to volunteer for your community and earn hours for groups like the National Honors Society, Girl Scouts and more!

Here is the list of volunteer opportunities offered online at the Main Library and its branches for ages 12 -17:

Spread the joy:

Send letters to those that need to read a cheerful message!

– Mail letters to elders around the world! Read about Love for Our Elder’s Letters of Love project. We can send the cards/letters for you; just put it in the drop box at the Front Desk here at the Main Library or contact your library branch. If you decide to send it yourself, please send us a picture of your card/letter to Ebony Harmon, MC-NPL’s Teen Program Coordinator at eharmon@mclinc.org. Please read the instructions before you start writing. If the instructions aren’t followed correctly, then we can’t send the letters and/or your time won’t be counted. Only four letters per month, please. (Worth 1 hour volunteering)

– Mail cards to hospitalized children all over the USA! You can learn more about Cards for Hospitalized Kids. We’ll send the cards for you with the same procedure as the letters for elders or you can or you can email a picture to eharmon@mclinc.org. Please read the instructions before you start your card. If the instructions aren’t followed correctly, then we can’t send the card and/or your time won’t be counted. Only four cards per month, please. (Worth 1 hour)

You Review:

Let your thoughts be heard!

– Write a book review in 280 characters or more. These reviews count for one review per book; make as many as you would like. Write a review! (Worth 1 hour)

– Write a film/show review in 280 characters or more. These reviews count for one review per film/show; make as many as you would like. Write a review! (Worth 1 hour)

– Make a 10 song (or more) playlist for a book. These only count for three playlists per book; write for as many books as you would like. Email your list(s) or a playlist link(s) to your preferred music service and if you want your list on our social media (or not) to eharmon@mclinc.org. Need ideas for making a playlist? Read this article on how to create one. (Worth 1 hour)

Activities:

Do fun projects and more!

– Participate in a library project or event. (Worth the event’s time length)

– **NEW** Host your own library program or event. (Worth the event’s time length)

– Record yourself reading the first 3 pages of a book out loud. Use vocaroo to record yourself. Email the link of your recording, along with the title & author of the book and if you want your recording on our social media, to eharmon@mclinc.org to have your hour(s) counted. Make as many as you would like. (Worth 1 hour volunteering)

Schoolwork:

Get extra-extra credit!

– Send us your book reports. Email your report to eharmon@mclinc.org to have your time counted. (Worth 1 hour)

 


Once you complete any of the tasks above, you just have to send an email to Ebony Harmon, MC-NPL’s Teen Program Coordinator at eharmon@mclinc.org confirming that you’ve completed your task(s) in order to have your time counted. She will then send you a form to fill out.

UPDATE 1/28/21: Sorry for the inconvenience. The volunteer form is no longer a public link. Please send an email at the email address above to receive the form.

Thank you for volunteering your time!