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Penguins reading

The Upper Dublin Public Library program is getting ready to kick off our 2022 summer reading program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Dublin Library, this summer will be bigger and better than ever! Starting on June 20, you can sign-up for our reading program. We are, once again, using Beanstack.com to log reading minutes. (see

Graphic novel book club

In a previous post, I talked about the power of graphic novels. I’m excited to say we have a middle school (grades 5th-8th) graphic novel book club that meets monthly. (The second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. See the end of this post to sign-up!) We met for the first time in November. Our first book, “The

the power of graphic novels

Often overheard in the children’s library is an adult telling a kid they can only check out one graphic novel, and that they must also choose a “real book” to read.   So, are graphic novels “real books?“   I’m going to argue that a graphic novel is not only a real book but one full of benefits for every level

Jenn, our children's librarian

It is that time of year again when I reflect on all the books I have read. I did not reach my goal of 150 books, but I had quite a bit going on this year and refuse to be upset by it. I finished the year with 135 books read, which is not too shabby. As

Jenn, our children's librarian

Every day I am asked if the library is moving and when. We are currently scheduled to move in mid to late spring, but that is subject to change. There are many moving parts and weather to consider. Here is an update about what is happening in the children’s department to get ready. Currently the Head of

Summer Reflection

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hello all, it is Miss Jenn with your children's summer recap. The Universe of Stories theme for our Summer Quest program (formally Summer Reading Club) was a big hit. Programs were popular with Astronaut Training and Grace the Pirate topping the list. Next summer we will be exploring fairy tales and mythology with a theme of Imagine Your

Jenn, our children's librarian

Summer is here! Our Summer Quest program is in full swing with 700 kids reading and questing (thank to the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library for their sponsorship). Check out their LEGO build and our UDPL Night Sky the next time you come to the library. Summer is hot and I am not a fan.

Summer is Coming

Jenn, our children's librarian

Summer is Coming! Yes, it is fast approaching. I am hurriedly getting ready to visit all the elementary schools to talk about this year's Summer Quest (formally known as Summer Reading Club). Registration begins June 3rd and the Quest for fun and knowledge start on June 17th. Children from birth through high school can participate and earn awesome

Comments on Books

Jenn, our children's librarian

I was going to post all about the American Library Association book awards that were announced in January, but I’m not excited about them anymore. It was two months ago and I didn’t fall in love with the Newbery winner. I wanted to fall in love with the book, but sadly it was not to be. Maybe

Jenn, our children's librarian

My husband, Michael, and I spent Thanksgiving and the subsequent weekend in New York City (Manhattan to be precise). We arrived on Wednesday by train, the coolest way to travel, and checked in to our Wall Street area hotel. Bright and early Thanksgiving morning we were up to get on the subway to go see the famous Macy’s