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While I was in the midst of writing this blog yesterday, I received exciting news to share. Governor Tom Wolf’s office announced that the new library project was among the recipients of a state grant in the amount of $1 million. This funding is awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). This news is all the more

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This year’s Summer Quest theme is A Universe of Stories in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Register this Monday to participate. Who hasn’t, at one time or another, wondered what it must be like to travel into outer space? For those budding astronauts, come to Astronaut Training on Saturday, July 20, 1-3 pm

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This week, libraries of all types throughout the United States are celebrating the 61st National Library Week (NLW), sponsored by American Library Association (ALA). In 1958, the inaugural celebration featured the timeless theme, “Libraries Lead”. We embrace this year’s celebration, “Libraries=Strong Communities”, which recognizes the “contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians” and vigorously promotes library use and

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The Board of Commissioners announced at their meeting Tuesday that they will officially vote next month (March 12, 2019) on whether or not to move the Library to the property at 520 Virginia Drive. Since then, there has been a resurgence of questions, comments and concerns from the Upper Dublin Community. It is my hope, as the

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Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! How appropriate for this weekend’s Winterfest! When I arrived at work this morning, the parking lot of the Upper Dublin Township building was being transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Complete with giant, colorful bulbs like the ones from my childhood Christmas tree along with what promises to

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When Upper Dublin High School (UDHS) senior Jacob McCauley wanted to share his love of 3D printing with kids, he wasn’t shy about asking. Jacob has more experience with 3D printers than probably most high school students. He helped set up the ones in the high school media center and was even permitted to use one at

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I am eager to share with you two exciting developments regarding the new library at 520 Virginia Drive. First, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an architectural contract with GKO Architects (Ambler, PA) at their August 14 meeting. The contract enables us to fully develop the Library design and puts construction on track for 2019. Then, just last

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There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. –Ursula K. Le Guin Isn’t it interesting how the very thing you need simply falls into your lap at just the right time? This happened to me recently. I was skimming through the August 2018 BookPage

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Ah, summer. Longer and sunnier days, fewer responsibilities, time for family. The sports and scouts and other after school activities have all come to rest for the next 10 weeks. No more homework (other than the math and writing work I try to make fun. “Aren’t you so excited to write a brief essay on that book

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This past Saturday, April 28, the Library participated in a celebration of all things Upper Dublin as part of #UDBetterTogether organized by Upper Dublin School District and the Excellence and Equity Committee and in partnership with Upper Dublin organizations. Besides sharing information on a great initiative called the Reading Without Walls Challenge and summer programs, Saturday’s community

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