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Director's Corner


It's been a long cold winter... but the sunlight is finally appearing. Gather your family and celebrate the longer days and warmer temperatures by attending a special event or reading a new book from our shelves. April is National Library Month, so we have packed the calendar with events for all ages. I am excited to announce that North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township have both presented the Library with proclamations highlighting the accomplishments of your Library (image below). We appreciate the support of our community, which helps bring YOU the best Library services possible. Please watch your mailbox for a letter asking for your financial support to ensure the Library can continue to offer so many great services. 

Happy Reading,

Left to right: Jim Santi, Ken Kroberger, Jayne Blackledge, Beth Duffy, Denise Hull, Greg Landis & Liz McNaney
April Calendar. Click to enlarge.
Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Announcements
When you buy this bag, we will receive a $1 donation!
We have been chosen by GIANT (located at 1201 Knapp Rd, North Wales) as the latest non-profit to benefit from the Bags 4 My Cause Program. This means that for the entire month of April, North Wales Area Library will receive a $1 donation every time the Bags 4 My Cause Bag is sold, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.
All you have to do to support the North Wales Area Library is go to GIANT located at 1201 Knapp Rd, North Wales  throughout the month of April and pick up the bag! Thank you for your support.
For more information on the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, visit giant.bags4mycause.com
Tony's Wife, Author Visit

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North Wales 150th Anniversary Event

Saturday, April 27th, 8-10 AM
1281 Knapp Road (at Route 309)

$7.00 per person - Tickets available at Borough Hall M-F, 8-4

Information: Jim Schiele 215-375-2411
Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn is one of the many attractions you can visit through the attraction pass program.
Attraction Passes

Library attraction passes allow Library members to visit a variety of local Museums and Gardens free of charge. For a full list of available attractions, click here
Coming in May...
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Movies at NWAL
Oscar Movies in April

This month we will be showing the 2019 Oscar nominated films. Check out the full list, dates and times  here
Mondays in April @ 1:30 pm and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
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Programs for Adults
Book Clubs
Adults Discuss Books
Monthly: 2 pm or 7 pm
Books are $10.00 each

Click here for full details and dates.

Board Games Meetup
Click here for flyer!

Tai Chi
(Experienced Level)
Tuesdays from 4:45-6:45 pm and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am

Register with Linda!
215-694-1863 or  taichilcd@yahoo.com

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EventsGenLibrary Events
Swedesford Garden Club
Monday, April 8 at 6:45 pm

The Swedesford  Garden  Club meets on April 8th at 6:45 PM at the North Wales Area Library.  Penn State Master Gardener, Jane Irving-Klotz, is an entertaining and informative presenter. She will share her knowledge on the diverse qualities lavender has as an herb, a flower, and a companion plant.  Guests are welcome.
Tai Chi
Drop-in sessions available - various dates

The Library is currently offering beginners and intermediate Tai Chi classes. Price is $10 per walk-in session. 

See flyer for April dates. Click here
Tuesday, April 9 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Need help with Medicare?  Personalized, objective guidance from a state-certified APPRISE counselor is available by appointment at the library 1:30 - 3:30 pm the second Tuesday of every month.  Please call 610.834.1040 ext. 146 and leave a message with your name and a telephone number where you can be reached to make an appointment.

Liz Hanbidge Mobile Office
Thursday, April 18 from 1:30-3 pm

In addition to the full time office in Blue Bell the Mobile Office is offered monthly to make accessing government services more convenient. Anyone is welcome to visit the mobile office. Please click the image for a list of services provided. 
Healthy Eating Event
Thursday, April 18 from 1:30-3 pm

Debbie Davis, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
from Doylestown Nutrition Services, will be giving
a presentation on healthy eating. No fee or
registration required.

We will also be sampling a variety of cheeses
provided by Cabot Creamery.
One on One Computer Instruction
By appointment only (sign-up required)

Do you need  help with Windows computers, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle tablets? Want to conquer your tech  fears in a "painless" and enjoyable way? Alan is a retired engineer, business owner, and technical writer who can help you with this via one on one computer instruction. 

Sign up at the Library circulation desk and set up an appointment time. Hour classes are $10.
Learn to Knit
Mondays, by appointment (sign-up required)

Learn to Knit  - one on one with Brenda. $10 donation to the Library.

W-Ear Fun By Weir
Mondays, 1 - 6 pm

Have fun designing & making earrings!  Create 3 unique pairs for $10. C all or sign up at the Library.  $10 donation will go to the Library. 

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Events for Children
Lego Building Group
Monday, April 1, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month  for Lego fun. Pre-registration is highly recommended, and can be done in person at the Library, or by calling the Library on 215-699-5410. 

Cruise into Kindergarten
Saturday, April 6 & Saturday, May 4

Join us and explore a Kindergarten readiness program, focused on early literacy skills. Drop in anytime with your 4-6 year old from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm on the dates listed above. 
STEM Day: Smart Art Circuit Cubes
Saturday, April 6, 11 am - 12 noon

Learn about circuitry while putting together robots that make cool art!

Registration required, click here for more information. 
Toddler Tech Days
Every Friday, 10 am - 11 am

Drop in and enjoy fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) toys.

See flyer, here
Spring Story Time and Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday, April 16 at 11 am

Spring has sprung and Easter is almost here, so join us for a spring themed story time and an Easter egg hunt.
Earth Day
Monday, April 22 - all day

Join us all day for for snacks and crafts made from recycled material. 
Seed Exploration
Saturday, April 27 from 11 am - 12 noon

This event, for grades 2 through 5, will feature fun, hands on activities that will help children learn about seeds and local plant life. This event is brought to the library by Longwood Gardens.

Click here to register. 
Coming this Summer...

Are you ready for the NWAL 2019 Summer Art Camp? It's coming soon (June 24-28 & August 5-9) and places will fill up fast.

Registration is now OPEN. 
Click here   for a sign-up sheet, and more information on how you can enroll your child (Grades 1-6) in a week of exciting and educational art activities. Early bird discounts, and multi-child discounts are available. 
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Children Programs for Children
Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

See calendar for more details. Click here.

Tuesday Story Time

 First Book 2018
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
Reading with Dogs!

Friday Story 
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Youth Club

If you, or a young person you know, wants to get involved in the Library, we have a new Youth Club. The group is designed for Tweens and up. Earn community service hours by attending the meetings and helping plan events. Click here to see our flyer and learn more. 
Playaway Launchpad for College-Bound Students

Preloaded tablets feature complete interactive test prep for the SAT and ACT courses.  Launchpads help students gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve higher scores for college admission and to earn scholarship and grant money for tuition.  Playaway Launchpads can be checked out for a week and renewed for another week if no one is waiting for the device.  

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Electronic Services
eBooks for all ages

Digital magazines and newspapers
eBooks for kids
Ancestry Library Edition
eBook Services

Learn a new language
Digital Audiobooks

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Ongoing Fundraising
Library Donation Form

Redner's Save-A-Tape
Tape must be intact for reimbursement 

For a full list of Ongoing Fundraising at the Library, and for more information on the tabs above, visit our website  here.
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