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The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

~ Carl Rowan
Columnist, Journalist, and Diplomat

March 28, 2020

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The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library is a local resource for research and entertainment for the public.  This web site is an extension of our services, providing quality links and information.  Feel free to browse the website and look for everything from books to upcoming events.  Please Contact Us with any questions or comments you have about our website or the services we provide. 

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Library Closed at least through April 6, 2020

Due to the coronavirus the library closed on March 14th. We will remain closed at least through April 6th. All programs are cancelled at least through April 13th. Check this website or our facebook page for updates.

Ebooks and digital magazines are available. Fines are not being charged. The book drop is open, but we much prefer you hold on to your books for now. Also, please do not leave donations while we are closed.

Temporary Online Library Cards

We are offering temporary library cards online so Montgomery County residents without regular library cards can use our eresources during the pandemic. All applications are being handled through our main branch at

Coronavirus Information

Follow the link to MC-NPL's site for information about the virus and links to other useful sites.

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Ulysses S. Grant & the Battle of Vicksburg

PROGRAM CANCELLED -Wednesday, April 8 @ 6:30 pm

Presented by Kenneth Serfass.
Meet General Grant and be part of the discussion as he uses a table map and markers to review the operations of the campaign, and what it took for him to bring his army into the city of Vicksburg, creating the turning point of the American Civil War.

Stop in the library or call (215) 679-2020 to sign up.

Library Closed for Good Friday

Friday, April 10, All Day

The library will be closed Friday, April 10 for Good Friday. The book drop will be open and accounts and resources will be accessible online. We will be open Saturday.

Perkiomen Railroad Program

Saturday, April 25 @ 11am

Join the Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society for a lecture and slideshow on this local railroad. Copies of the original track charts from the line in 1917 will be displayed.

One Book, One County CANCELLED

Friday, May 1 @ 2:00-4:00 pm

See bestselling author David Baldacci on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, 8339 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Baldacci’s appearance is the fifth ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community-wide event hosted by Montgomery County Libraries. Book sale and signing to follow.


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Make Music Upper Perk Sign-Up

Musician Registration & Volunteer Sign-Up

Make Music Upper Perk will be on Sunday, June 21st! Musicians can register here through April 20th, and volunteers can sign up here any time. The Kickstarter page for donations will be up in March.

MMUP Website

Tax Information

The IRS is no longer supplying bulk shipments of tax forms. We did receive a limited supply of 1040/1040 SR forms and instructions, which can be picked up in the Reference Room. If you would like to print tax forms from the IRS website, you can do so at the library for 15 cents a page. We cannot offer tax advice, but we can try to help you find the information and assistance you need.

If you have any questions, call us at (215) 679-2020 or stop by the library.

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Spring Friends of the Library Used Book Sale CANCELLED

Our Spring Book Sale has been CANCELLED as our Friends volunteers cannot prepare during the Coronavirus limitations. Our next sale will be in the fall.

All proceeds of this fabulous used book sale go directly to The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library! Children's, teen, and adult titles in paperback and hardcover will be on sale. We'll also have DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and puzzles. It's the best deal in town!
If you'd like to donate please drop off materials in good condition during normal library hours (after we reopen). Thank you!

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