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Director's Corner


Success at the North Wales Area Library is the result of hard work, a talented and dedicated staff and volunteers, and an engaged Board of Directors, as well as comprehensive planning and diligent stewardship throughout the Library's 96 year history. In 1923 the Woman's Civic Club of North Wales recognized the need for a library. Five years later the Library moved to the North Wales High School, where it remained for over 80 years. In 2008 the Library faced a tremendous challenge of having to find another location, preferably within North Wales Borough.   With incredible community support, in 2010 the Library relocated into an up-to-date, larger building. NWAL is known for achieving local, state and national recognition for our exceptional service and forward thinking opportunities.  

Our community has so much of which to be proud. NWAL continues to be ranked as one of the best libraries in the country. I am honored to be the Director of this exceptional Library, which serves as an essential part of the entire North Penn community.  

Please visit us this summer and share your ideas and suggestions. Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy a book or attend a program.  

Happy Reading!

Jayne Blackledge
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Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Announcements

Join us for the Library's  Annual Golf Outing , July 22 at the Blue Bell Country Club.

Grab some friends to make a foursome and spend the day at this excellent facility. Consider sponsoring  the Lunch or Dinner and your foursome is included! All types of golfers are welcome.  Register today !

Thank you  QNB  Bank for sponsoring the Putting Contest for our Annual Golf Outing!  April Donahue (image above) presents a check to support our event and Library. Check out additional  sponsorship  opportunities
North Wales 150th Anniversary
Incorporation Day - August 20, 2019

Ring your bells and blow your whistles and help us celebrate the 150 th Anniversary of the Incorporation of North Wales Borough! The fire whistle will sound at 6:30 PM, then join in as the church bells will ring for approximately 5 minutes, ending with the police sirens. Make plans to attend the concert in Weingartner Park at 6:45 PM featuring the Montgomery County Jazz Band. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a summer evening in the park. 

Don't forget to purchase 150th Anniversary Commemorative items at Borough Hall
The Academy of Natural Sciences is one of many attractions you can visit
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 on our new website click here
Coming later in the summer... 
Retirement Advice

On Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 and 7:00 representatives from Acts Retirement-Life  Communities will be presenting the program, Seeking Direction in Retirement Living,  including help with the questions below:
  • What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?
  • Questions to ask when visiting communities.
  • What are your options?
  • Understanding the different contracts.
  • How do you find the right fit.
  • Amenities and Financial benefits.
Snacks will be provided.
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Movies at NWAL
Movie Reel, Tickets, and Snappy Thing
Mondays in July @ 1:30 pm 
For a list of movies showing this month and next, click here.
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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 more

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

Mahjong Game

Medicare guidance available from 1:30-3:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month.
Call: 610.834.1040 ext. 146 for an appointment

Liz Hanbidge 
Mobile Office
Access to government just got easier. The mobile office is here on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30-3pm. Services listed here.

One on One Computer Instruction, by appointment only. Sign up at the Library desk. Cost is $10/hour. 
Learn to Knit

One on one instruction with Brenda. $10 donation to the library. 

W-Ear Fun by Weir
Have fun designing & making earrings! Create 3 unique pairs for $10. Mondays 1-6pm
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Events for Children
Lego Building Group
Monday, July 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, by calling the Library on 215-699-5410, or online by clicking here.

U.F.O Day Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July 2, starting at 11 am

Aliens have invaded the Library! Come in, find them all, and win a prize!
Children's Author Visit
Wednesday, July 3 at 11:30 am

Children's author Jennifer Robin Barr, author of Goodbye, Mr. Spalding, will pay us a visit for lunch on July 3. Ages 8+ (see teens and tweens for more author visits this month)
Registration required. 
Stem Saturday: Cubelets
Saturday, July 6, 11 am - noon

Cubelets are magnetic robotic blocks that help promote logical thinking, patterns, and sequencing. 

For ages 6-11. Click here for flyer. 
Summer Theater
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am

Join us for a theater performance of The Wizard of Oz by the theater and kids.

All ages welcome. 
Summer Star Events
Various dates in July

Join us for a Star Watch Party at 9 pm on Wednesday, July 10; and Fun with the Stars with Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 24. 

Click here for flyer, and here to register. 
Please Touch Tech Day
Wednesday, July 31 (times vary, see flyer)

Join us for the opportunity for your child to have the chance to explore STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) technologies that help children learn in a way that is interesting and fun. 

Registration required. Click here
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Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

Click here for more details and a full list of Events for Children.

Tuesday Story Time

 First Book 2019
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
Reading with Dogs!

Friday Story 
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Environment Club
Mondays, July 1 - August 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us to do fun environmental science activities that teach kids
about how to take care of the environment and be eco-friendly

For ages 10 to 14
Improv Club
Thursday, July 11th & July 18, 5 - 7 pm

Join us for a funny time. Improve your improv!
For ages 8-12
Register online, here.
Teen Author Visit
July 17 at 2pm

Join us for a visit by  Christine Kendall, author of teen book, Riding Chance.
Kids who Code
Saturday, July 27
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn how to code in fun and dynamic ways. Just bring a laptop and you're ready to get started.  Please register for this event. Click here Suitable for ages 10-15
More Teen and Tween Events!
  • Science Program - July 13
  • Tween Creative Writing Workshop (ages 9 to 13) - July 29 to August 1 at 2pm
  • Intergenerational Book ClubThe Fountains of Silence - July 30 at 7pm

For more information on these Teen and Tween events, and for information on upcoming events, please visit or call the Library and ask for the Youth Services Assistant. 

Don't forget, we have... 
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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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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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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