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The richest person in the world - in fact, all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library.

~ Malcom Forbes

September 28, 2020

4:00 PM - Library Opens

6:30 PM - Library Closes

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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. 

News @ UPVL!

Library Updates

The library building is open for limited hours for computer use and book browsing.
Mondays 4-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1-4pm & Fridays 1-4pm.

We are still offering curbside pickup! Check the Curbside pickup details link below for updated curbside hours.

The book return box at the top of the ramp is open 24 hours for returns. Returned materials will be quarantined a minimum of 48 hours so you will still see them on your account for a few days after returning them. No fines will be charged for the quarantine days.

We are not able to accept book donations at this time.

Reopening Policies for the library...

Curbside Pickup

You may place electronic orders through our Search the Catalog button above. When you are notified that your materials have arrived, please call the library to arrange for curbside pickup. Your request may take longer as our volume of hold requests is significantly higher and we are quarantining returned books a minimum of 48-72 hours.

Curbside pickup details...

Video Story Time with Miss Wendy!

Miss Wendy has taken story time online! Follow the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library facebook page to see weekly storytimes posted Tuesdays by 11am.

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, October 1 @ 1:00 pm via Zoom

This conversation group meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00pm.

The idea behind the Socrates Café is that we learn more when we question and even more when we question with others. There are over 600 gatherings around the world today who meet to discuss a variety of topics, learn from each other and share the common goal of making a more inclusive world. If you like to go a little deeper in your conversations, drop by this monthly exchange.

Please email the library ( to receive your zoom invitation for this event. You may participate by computer or telephone.

Learn a Language FREE!

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Did you know we have a FREE language learning program?

Click on the MANGO link below or ONLINE RESEARCH at the bottom of this page and you will be transported to the Main Library's language learning database where you can learn:

◊ Spanish

◊ Chinese

◊ Polish

◊ German

◊ Even Pirate!

Sorry, no Klingon but the database is constantly being updated and it's a FUN way to learn a new language. Mango even offers English as a Second Language among its 65 choices. (You will be prompted to create your own Mango account to keep your lessons in order.)

Click here to go to Mango

Are You Ready to Vote?

The presidentail election is November 3, 2020! Make sure you have all the information about how, when, and where to vote.

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Montgomery County Offers Rent Relief

Montgomery County Health and Human Services is partnering with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to offer rent relief for low and moderate-income renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow the link to learn more. If you may benefit and can't print out forms at home, call the library at 215-679-2020 to arrange for curbside pickup of an application. (Our staff does not know details about the program.)

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Are you a frequent shopper at Redners?

If you are, helping the library is as simple as giving us your receipts. Redners will donate 1% of all eligible purchases made with a Save-A-Tape card to the library. Receipts must be less than 2 years old. It's a great way to help the library!!

Last year, your receipts helped us raise over $1,000 for the library. Thanks and keep those Redners Save-A-Tape receipts coming!!

During the building closure just put your receipts in an envelope and drop it into our book return or hold onto them until we can see you again.

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Community Thrift Shop

The Community Thrift Shop at 301 Fourth Street in Pennsburg has reopened! You can shop Monday thorugh Friday 10am-3pm. Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pm.

If you want to help out running the cash register or sorting donations contact Fred at the shop at (215)679-6555 (teens welcome). Proceeds from the shop go to UPV library, The Open Link, and RSVP.

This site and the included links are provided for informational purposes only.  Upper Perkiomen Valley Library does not support, endorse or promote any business, organization, or product included in this site. 

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