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Summer Reading 2021
Jun 122021
 

 

 

 

Join us at https://mcnpl.beanstack.org/ for our annual Summer Reading Program and win chances for prizes. All ages are invited to participate.

Saturday June 12th to Saturday August 14th
MC-NPL and the branches, including Royersford, proudly present summer reading challenges for all age groups.
Read any book to participate. Take advantage of the library’s online resources, which include eBooks and downloadable audio books.
Earn a chance to win a Mystery Raffle Prize from your branch library 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. Welcome to Summer @ MC-NPL!

Feb 242021
 

 

The Royersford Free Public Library will continue to offer contactless pickup ONLY for the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, we cannot currently accommodate in-person browsing due to structural issues with our building. At this time, we do not know when we will re-open fully, but in the meantime, please note that we are still offering contactless pickup, virtual programming, telephone assistance, and library card applications. We will provide updates regarding our services here and on our Facebook page as soon as possible.

**UPDATE**
6/10/2021 – Repairs are now underway to correct the structural problems with our building! We are hopeful that we will be able to reopen fully in late July. However, until the repairs are completed, we will not be able to permit patrons into the library to browse our collections. In the meantime, we will continue to offer telephone assistance and contactless pickups.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Monday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Contactless Pickup

You may order materials by:

  1. Requesting items online via the catalog
  2. Calling us at 610-948-7277 or 610-792-3097 to place requests over the phone.
    • If you aren’t sure what you want, give us some clues and we will gather a book bundle for you.

You will receive notification once your materials are at the library. When you are ready to pick them up, call us (610-948-7277 or 610-792-3097) to schedule your arrival.

Virtual Programming

You can view all of our events on our page of MC-NPL’s website. Upcoming events are also listed on our Facebook page.

Apply for a Card

  • Print out the application and arrange for a time to bring it to the library.
    • After you complete the form, call us (610-948-7277 or 610-792-3097) so we can arrange a time for you to bring it over. We will issue you a card during this visit and you will be able to check out materials right away.
    • If you do not have access to a printer, call us (610-948-7277 or 610-792-3097) and we can schedule a time for you to fill out the application on site.

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unforeseen changes.

~ The Royersford Free Public Library Staff

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:

https://mcnpl.beanstack.org/

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.

Jul 012020
 

 

 

 

Throughout the Summer of 2021, Ms. Pam will lead both virtual and in-person Story Times every week from June 22 through August 12! Both versions of Story Time are identical.

Virtual Story Time will take place on Zoom every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm. Please click here to register. You only need to register once to access this Virtual Story Time throughout the summer.

In-Person Story Times will occur every Thursday morning at 10:00 am under the pavilion behind the Royersford VFW, located at 730 S. 4th Ave.

We’re happy to see you in either setting!

Click here to register for July in-person Story Times.

Click here to register for August in-person Story Times.

May 282020
 

 

 

 

Royersford Free Public Library’s book club will be held virtually until further notice.

Click here to register for the book club!

Thursday, August 19 @ 6:30 pm,
Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, September 16 @ 6:30 pm,
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe

Thursday, October 21 @ 6:30 pm,
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Thursday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm,
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

Thursday, December 16 @ 6:30 pm,
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

List of book selections since 2009

List of book suggestions since 2009

Sep 232019
 

 

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Royersford Free Public Library” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Royersford Free Public Library” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Thank you for continuing to support the Royersford Free Public Library!

Dec 212018
 

 

 

 

Teen Volunteers

The Royersford Free Public Library is happy to accept teen volunteers. Anyone aged 13-17 should come to the circulation desk to pick up a Youth Volunteer Application. Anyone aged 14-17  must complete a PA State Police Criminal History Clearance (PCHC) and a PA Child Abuse History Clearance (CAHC)*. These are free for volunteers. Those aged 18 and older must also complete an FBI Fingerprinting Report.

Volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with programming
  • Prepare crafts
  • Clean
  • Decorate
  • Shelve books

Attention: Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate everyone. Those seeking volunteer hours for the National Honors Society should consider having one or more backup locations in order to obtain all required hours. Hours are first come, first served, so submit your applications as soon as possible!

 

Adult Volunteers

Unfortunately, the Royersford Free Public Library is not accepting adult volunteer applications at this time.

 

*Please note: Due to the requirement of government clearances, the Royersford Free Public Library cannot accommodate individuals seeking court-mandated community service hours.