April 2024

Lower Providence Library News!

Hello Friends and Happy April!

April is going to be a busy month at Lower Providence Community Library! We are all finally thawing after the long winter and we have so much to share with you.

To start, we are happy to announce that in March the Lower Providence Community Library became a Bronze Star Library! We have always worked hard to ensure that we are different well-rounded programming to our patrons, and now you can see the fruits of that labor. As a PA Forward (R) library, our programming is helping our community meet the five basic literacies, and as a Bronze Star library, this is officially being recognized by the Pennsylvania Library Association. For more information about the PA Forward (R) Program, you can visit the website here!

This month we have a lot of special events going on. On April 1, tickets for our spring raffle "Spring into New Adventures" go on sale. This time all 3 baskets have a local experience for you to enjoy. You can purchase tickets at the library and through our RallyUp page!

On Tuesday, April 9, Dr. David Zerbe (Superintendent of the Methacton School District) will be at the library for Coffee and Conversation. This is a great opportunity for residents to meet Dr. Zerbe and learn more about what is new initiatives are happening throughout Methacton School District. In honor of spring and in collaboration with the Longwood Gardens Community Read on Wednesday, April 10, a Master Gardener from Penn State will be at the library to present on roses and the classic English cottage-style garden.

Information on all of these events and more are down below!

March was probably one of the most disjointed (and unsatisfying) reading months I have had in a long time. Nothing was great and some things were terrible. Overall I am looking forward to a new month and new books! In February I talked about When in Rome by Sarah Adams and in March I read the sequel Practice Makes Perfect. This was just as sweet and delightful as When in Rome. I cannot recommend this series enough especially if you are a fan of small-town romance!

Happy reading and see you at the library!

Marija Skoog, Library Director

[email protected]

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Some exciting things at the

library this month!

SPRING into the season by supporting the library and winning these amazing Spring Raffle Baskets! 

All the baskets were put together with love for the Lower Providence Community Library and in anticipation of everything the post-winter season brings. Show your support for our "Spring Into New Adventures!" Spring Raffle by purchasing basket raffle tickets or making a donation to help support the library.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 1, 2024, at the library or online through our RallyUp Page!

We appreciate your continued support and patronage of the Lower Providence Community Library. All proceeds directly benefit the Lower Providence Community Library.

Connect with Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe over a cup of coffee and light refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about exciting initiatives and happenings at Methacton School District!

Stop by the library cafe on Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am for a cup of coffee and pastry with Dr. Zerbe!

To celebrate Longwood Gardens' Community Read: 

The Last Garden in England, Master Gardener Mary McKnight-Seltzer will present on roses and touch on her favorite garden design: the classic English cottage-style garden. We'll discuss roses, including famous English roses like the Austin rose. This program is free to the public and will include a brief description of Longwood's Community Read program, this year's book, and how to access it at the library. 

Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 pm

Register online or at 610-666-6640 ex. 0

Join us for another Super Movie Show!

This month we will be showing:

Thor: Love and Thunder

Rated PG-13, this movie is 1 hour and 59 minutes long. Complimentary popcorn will be served.

Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Grown-ups! Do you have or care for a child who is ready to learn to read?

Creator and Founder of Funetix, Dr Kali Woodward will present

this workshop to teach parents and caregivers to teach young children how to read with a state-of-the-art digital app. This hands-on presentation will include a video, Q&A, and device demo. This educational program is free to the public and meant for adults only.


Join us Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30 pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Register for a Program!

Join our latest Beanstack Challenge:

Spring Into Reading!

Put some SPRING into your reading!

This is the last seasonal Adult Challenge before our Summer Reading Program! Track your pages and log titles to earn badges!

Beanstack isn't just for summer reading! We now use

the Beanstack app all year long!

Download the app or log your reading online!

Check out our other available challenges:

1000 Books Reading Challenge (ages 0-5) - Ongoing

Top 13 Most Challenged Books! - Live until April 24, 2024

You may have noticed some new logos on postings around the Library. We are excited to share our involvement in the

PA Forward (R) Star Program. As Marija announced,

we are a Bronze Star Library!

Along with some of your favorite programs already offered at LPCL, we'll be rolling out new and different programs as well as activities that fall under PA Forward's (R) five literacies:

Basic: Developing foundational competency including reading, writing, math, job application assistance, and overall life-skill development. Also includes STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge building on basic skills and concepts. Information: Having the ability to express, connect with, and understand knowledge and communication through comprehensive and innovative formats; the ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources; recognizing when information is needed to further oneself, an objective, or a project.

Civic & Social: Engaging in discourse while remaining respectful of other individuals of varying opinions; understanding the importance of community engagement which allows individuals to interact with one another, in a participatory manner; invoking societal change.

Health: Having the ability to make informed decisions concerning an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health; Also applies to caregivers' understanding of the health information of a loved one.

Financial: Having the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed fiscal/economic decisions for personal life planning and business interests including responsible budgeting, spending, and saving skills.

Keep an eye out for displays and postings that keep you updated and informed on our progress. Our goal is to be a Gold Star Library!

Adult Programming

Book Clubs

Adult Afternoon Book Discussion

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On Monday, April 15th at 12:30 pm

The afternoon book group will be discussing:

The Martian by Andy Weir.

All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please call the circulation desk for more information.

No Registration Required.

A Different Kind of Book Club

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On Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm

"ADKBC" will be discussing:

Reader's Choice!

Each person will be choosing a different book to read and the group will discuss each book.

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to join.

Please email Deb Duffy at [email protected] for more information.

Adult Evening Book Discussion

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On Wednesday, April 17th at 6:45 pm 

The evening book group will be discussing:


by Jane Austen.

All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please email Marija Skoog at [email protected] for more information.

No Registration Required.


Friday Movie Matinee

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Friday, April 19th at 12:00 pm

**New time due to length of movie**

This Month's matinee is "Oppenheimer." Due to the length of the film, start time will be begin at 12:00 pm and there will be an intermission. The Friday Movie now features free popcorn!

Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email [email protected].

Saturday Super Movie

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Saturday, April 20th at 12:00 pm

This Month's SUPER MOVIE is Thor: Love and Thunder Rated PG-13, the movie is 1hr 59 minutes long.

Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email [email protected].

Monthly Programs

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Saturday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is for adults 19 years and older.

**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**

Registration is required due to seating limitations, email [email protected].

Adult Coloring

Monday, April 1st at 1:00 pm

De-stress and get creative! Join in for a fun, relaxed afternoon with pencils and markers at our Adult Coloring Book Class. We have lots of beautiful coloring book pages to choose from. 

You’re never too old to color! 

No registration required, all materials provided.

Writer's Circle

Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:30 pm.

This group meets once a month. Members share their prepared works by reading aloud. A monthly prompt is provided for inspiration, but it is not required. Pieces may include memoir-style writing, essays, or occasionally fiction. This is not a "workshop" style group.  We meet to enjoy one another's stories, although there is usually a brief comments/questions discussion following each reading.  The group is suitable for writers of all levels and experience.

Please contact Eileen Myers at emyers176@yahoo.com

for more information or to become part of the group.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, April 26th at 10:30 am

Join us for light refreshments and get to know your neighbor!!

This month we are going to learn about Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Weekly Programs


Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This group plays both American and Siamese versions. Bring your own card, tiles not required.

All levels are welcome.

No Registration Required.

Yoga at the Library! In person

Taught in person by certified yoga instructor Helen Mitchell

Tuesday Evenings:

Chair Yoga from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

This class is for everyone! Designed for all abilities, this class is done entirely from a chair and aligns with reducing loneliness and isolation in response to the surgeon general’s recent advisory. Cost:$5.00

All Levels/Gentle Yoga from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm 

This class is appropriate for all levels of practice and designed to allow you to clear your mind while moving, stretching, and strengthening your body. Bring your own yoga mat. Cost: $5.00

Adult Craft Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bring your personal craft projects and join in with others for a friendly exchange of conversation while working on your craft. All are welcome!

No Registration Required

Classic Games Group

Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us each Thursday to play and socialize. Bring a classic game (card, tile, etc.) or drop in to play!

The group is currently playing Canasta and Pinochle!

Newcomers and experienced players welcome!! The group is open to learning new games!

No Registration Required

Yoga/Chair Yoga via Zoom

Yoga and chair yoga (gentle yoga for people with less mobility) taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel via Zoom.

Class times are as follows:

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and Thursday at 3:00 pm

Gentle Yoga: Monday at 4:00 pm, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Friday at 12:00 pm

Zoom ID  6568878396 Password 000816

No registration required


Experience the many benefits of meditation. Meets Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. Taught by Roger Shaughnessy, YT-200. 

Please contact Roger directly via email with the subject line “Monday Night Meditation” at [email protected].

Please join us for FREE meditation sessions. Open to all levels. Bring your active mind and wear comfortable clothing.

No registration required


Douglas Keene, the PA MEDI (Medicare Education and Decision Insight) coordinator for Montgomery County, wants our patrons to know that state-trained PA MEDI volunteer counselors have always offered free, unbiased easy-to-understand information about the best plans for health coverage for Medicare recipients.

Counselors are available at (610) 834-1040 ex 120 

to return calls and assist people with their Medicare concerns.

In addition, PA MEDI has put several informative Medicare presentations (and more) on their website at www.rsvpmc.org/medicare-help.  You can watch these presentations on your devices at your convenience.  

Children's Programming

Storytimes & Crafts

Join our online Story Time Group!

Lower Providence Library Kids Corner:


Ms. Sandy presents stories, songs, storytime & craft videos.

Join the fun!

Questions? Requests?

Contact Sandrah Moles at [email protected]

or call (610) 666-6640x5

Click for Children's Programming

Children's Storytimes with Miss Sandy

Tuesdays & Thursdays

at 10:30 am

(Note: No Storytime on Thursday, April 4th)

These Storytimes are currently geared toward children

ages 18 months to 4 years.

There are stories, fingerplays

and songs to sing, so come

and join the group!

No registration is necessary.

Free & open to the public.

If Storytime has to be canceled, a notice will appear on our web page.

Questions? E-mail: [email protected]

NOTE: No story time on Thursday, April 4th.

Preschool Storytimes for older 3's to 6 years

Thursdays at 11:15 am

Not quite in Kindergarten?

This storytime prepares young children,

ages older 3's to 6 year olds, to become more

familiar with sitting and listening to

longer, more involved stories.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays, April 6th & 20th

at 10:30 am

Geared toward children 2 to 4 years.

Enjoy a Saturday storytime

with Miss Kim at the library!

Saturday Storytimes will be held on

the first and the third Saturday of each month.

Meet in the Community Room of the library.

No registration is required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing

Monday, April 8th

2:30-4:30 PM

AGES 7-16

Witness this extraordinary

Solar Eclipse Event together!

You will receive one pair of AAS & CE Certified Optical Viewing Glasses.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED to receive eyewear. In order to accomodate students of different ages, we will have solar eclipse information and activities in the Community Room during this 2-hour span. FREE.

REGISTERED School age students will receive their solar eyeglasses from the library. Main eclipse event for Pennsylvania to view is 3:00 to 3:20 PM.

REGISTER: [email protected]

or at the front circ desk

Earth Day Story Time

Monday, April 22nd

6:00 pm

AGES 3-6

Join us for this special Earth Day themed evening Storytime!

We will have teen guest readers from the Lower Providence Environmental Advisory Council. There will be a snack and a craft. FREE. No registration necessary.

Meet in the Community Room.


Teenage Mutant

Ninja Turtles

Mutant Mayhem

Monday, April 29th

6:00 pm START

Rated PG

No need to register for this fun FREE movie time.

Meet in the Community Room.

Preschool Playtime

Wednesday, April 10th

at 1:30 pm

There will be a selection of simple,

age-appropriate toys and time

spent with other children.

Caregivers remain and socialize, too!

Ages 3-6 years. FREE.

Meet in the Community Room.


Lego Free Play!

Monday, April 15th

4:00 pm

Come to the library

and join the fun!

Drop-in free play for all ages!

Meet in the Community Room. FREE. No registration.

Children under 10 must have a caregiver present.

Online Storytimes

Use this valuable resource

at any time.

Keep up-to-date on our online

'Kids Corner' Facebook page!

A variety of children's books are recorded by Miss Sandy and are always available online.

Materials read include: Picture books,

Easy Readers and non-fiction books.

Join the group at


Grab-and-Go Crafts

Crafts will always

be posted on the

Kids Corner Facebook

Group page.

Teen Programming


Grades 7-12 only

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members are

Junior 'Friends' of the Lower Providence Library.

Come join us and bring a friend!

Monday, April 1st

6:00 -7:00 pm

TAB meets in the Community Room

of the Lower Providence Library.

Contact Information: email: [email protected]

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesday, April 3rd

from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Wednesday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is geared for teens 18 years and under.

**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**

Registration is required due to seating limitations, email [email protected].

Electronic Resources

Libby, by Overdrive

Provides access to audiobooks and eBooks, which can be checked out and downloaded to your electronic device.

Click here for more information and to register.

Hoopla Digital

Digital Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and eComics - Instantly Available - 24/7 - Free with your Library Card! 

Available to Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

Click here for more information and to register.


Track your reading and participate in challenges to earn badges and even prizes. Not just for summer reading anymore! We'll have Beanstack Challenges set up to enjoy all year long!

Download the app or learn more by clicking here.

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Consumer Reports

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Click on the Consumer Reports Logo to access.

Home use for Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

LPCL YouTube Channel

We'll be sharing fun videos and tutorials to enhance your
Digital Library Experience.


Never miss a video,
Like and Subscribe today!

Support the Library

Your gift makes a difference!

We are working hard to provide services and innovative programming for you.
If you are able, please consider
making a donation to the library. 
We are grateful for your continued support.

Grocery Rebate Program

When you shop at Redner's you can donate to the library at the same time by using your store card. Sign up in the store for the save-a-tape program then drop off your saved receipts in the library. 

Click on the grocery bag above to find out more about this program sponsored by the Friends of the LPCL Library.