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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.

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To meet the needs of as many patrons as possible, we are offering a variety of in-person and virtual story times.

Our in-person story times in October will meet at the Royersford VFW located at 730. S. 4th Avenue in Royersford.

Bouncing Babies (VFW)

Fun for our youngest patrons (ages up to 24 months) with fingerplays, lap bounces, rhymes, and songs!

  • Tuesday, October 19, at 10:00 am

In-Person Story Time (VFW)

Each week’s program will have a special theme and will include games and a craft.

  • Thursday, October 14, at 10:00 am – Falling Leaves
  • Thursday, October 21, at 10:00 am – Silly Monsters

Advance registration is required for our in-person programs; spaces are limited. Please register for our October programs here.

We are offering the following virtual story times:

Preschool Story Time

Join Ms. Pam on Zoom to practice early learning skills!  We will do the calendar, discuss the weather, read books and play games all focused on a different letter of the alphabet each week! This program is best for ages 3–6.

  • Wednesday, October 13, at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 20, at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 27, at 10:00 am

These programs require preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately. Please note that you only need to register once to attend all of October’s preschool story times.

 

 

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

Click here to register for the book club!

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.

Jun 282018
 
By August 15, 2018, we managed to read 1,432,260 minutes, and nearly 900,000 of them were from our elementary age group (4th grade and younger)! Thank you to every single reader, parent, performer, and prize donor who helped us reach our goal of one million minutes! We couldn’t be prouder!

We also want to send a heartfelt thank you to all our generous sponsors who helped make this year’s Summer Reading Program possible!

7-Eleven 
All That Jazz
Altria Companies Employee 
Community Fund
The Bard Foundation
Andrew Hoff Agency
Arnold’s Family Fun Center
Brian & Kim Walters
California Tortilla
Camelot Salons
Cattermole-Klotzbach
Funeral Home
Chick-Fil-A
Community Music School
Comp-U-Ship
Copperfield Inn at Lakeside
George’s Music
Girls Science Interactive
Giovanni’s Pizza & Restaurant
Goldfish Swim School
GSK Science in the Summer
Integrity Tattoo Studios LLC
Kids First Swim School
Kiwi Frozen Yogurt
LeRoux School of Dance
Limerick Bowl  
Limerick Crossfit Abbellire
Movie Tavern
Muscle Therapy Massage Center
Orangetheory Fitness Collegeville
Ottinger Machine Company
Petaccio’s Driving School
Professional Services Message Center
Primrose School of Royersford
Quality Degree, Inc.
Robert J. Funk, D.D.S.
Royersford Area Community Chest
Royersford Church of the Nazarene
The Royersford Dentist
Royersford Fire Department
Our Library Teen & Adult Volunteers
Royersford Veterinary Hospital
Signarama Limerick
Spring-Ford Area Rotary Club
Sweet & Sassy
Sweet Ashley’s Chocolate
Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
WSFS Bank
Zoë’s Kitchen
Dec 042017
 

 

Help us continue to serve our community with great books, lively programs, and life-long learning by donating to the Royersford Free Public Library. Your generous donations have assisted us in offering:

  • Children and Teen Programs: story times for babies and preschoolers; classes and workshops for tweens and teens focusing on art, dance, literature, music, and science; Family Education Programs presented by professional children’s entertainers
  • Adult Programs: book discussion groups, gardening workshops, craft workshops, mahjong, yoga, Medicare counseling, and training for online databases
  • Early Learning Center Computers, Leapfrog Kits, and Playaway Educational Tablets for children
  • Museum Passes offering free family visits to Elmwood Park Zoo, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, the Bucks County Children’s Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • DVDs and books on CD, free Wi-Fi, and public computers

There are several ways to support the Royersford Free Public Library:

  • Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases directly to our library. Simply choose Royersford Free Public Library as your charity by clicking here!
  • Donate directly to the Royersford Free Public Library via PayPal by clicking here!
  • Mail us a check along with the bottom portion of our 2020 Annual Appeals Letter.
  • Adopt a book or any another regularly circulating material in someone’s honor using this form.

Corporations can also donate

  • The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has been approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Please select the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library as your primary recipient and designate that your funds benefit the Royersford Free Public Library branch. For more information, visit our Education Improvement Tax Credit page.

We are grateful for all of our wonderful patrons and supporters who enable us to remain an active and vibrant part of our community. Help us maintain our programs and services by donating today!