Apr 022014
 
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The Used Book room is open during normal library hours for your browsing enjoyment!

Used books donated to the Library by Patrons or withdrawn from the Library collection are on display in our Used Book Room.  The room is staffed by volunteers from our Friends of the Royersford Free Public Library organization.  Books may be acquired for a small cash donation (suggested donations are posted).

Proceeds support Library Programs.

Book inventories that don’t sell well are put on sale from time to time, or placed in the FREE books bins near the front exit door.  Help yourself.

We welcome your donations of gently used books. Please don’t leave books outside the library nor in the book depositories.  Instead, bring them inside during normal library hours. Turn right at the circulation desk and proceed through the double doors and leave your books on the desk to your right.  Thanks very much!

Please NO:

  • Books with loose or missing pages
  • Books with covers removed
  • Books with water damage
  • Books having a strong odor of mildew, pets, or tobacco smoke.
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Computer books older than 5 years
  • Videos
Nov 302013
 
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Browse our Bake Me a Story picture book collection and companion baking pans!  You may check out any of our picture books and also a related baking pan to do a reading and baking activity at home with your child.  The new books and baking pans are now a part of the permanent collection at Royersford Free Public Library and are available to patrons on an ongoing basis, using our normal check-out procedures.

The collection is geared to pre-kindergarten and elementary school children.  Parents play a key role as teachers in developing early literacy skills in children.  Activities such as listening to the story, discussing the story with parents, and baking a cake develop vocabulary, word knowledge, reading enthusiasm, left-to-right/top-to-bottom process skills, narrative skills, letter recognition, and phonetics. The baking activity involves counting, adding, subtracting, fractions, measuring, following directions, estimating, telling time, observing, predicting, weighing, and testing, all of which support math and science skills.

Books and pans can be checked out together or separately. The books all have a list of pan suggestions inside the front cover, but patrons don’t have to stick with those. Patrons must come to the Royersford Free Public Library to check out a pan. They will not be sent to other libraries through the inter-library loan service. We are also asking that patrons bring the pans back to the service desk at the library for check-in and please do not use the outside book drops.

The Bake Me a Story picture books and companion baking pans have been sponsored by a grant from Target Corporation.  We appreciate their support and commitment to education.

 

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