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Molly, our teen librarian

It is, as always, my pleasure and honor to acknowledge UDPL’s Teen Volunteers of the Year. This year’s recipients are especially close to my heart because they are part of the first group of students I’ve been able to watch throughout their entire high school career.  May 1st will be the four year anniversary of Cheri offering

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So what does soldering and travel expert Rick Steves have in common? As far as I know, nothing, except that in the last few days, they’ve been a part of my library work day. Working every day in the library brings new surprises (both good and bad), and no two days really ever look alike. This is the

YA Authors at UDPL

Molly, our teen librarian

I'm coming up on my four year anniversary of being a public librarian at the end of April. It seems like a very long time ago that I was working in both the UDHS and the UDPL libraries. And while I've been a part of so many amazing events, programs, and initiatives, I still think that the

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Whether you’re nobly looking to broaden your knowledge or simply looking to impress your friends or colleagues at the next gathering, check out Smarty Pants, the new Podcast from "The American Scholar" (sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa). Guaranteed to make you smarter with every listen. As their website explains (https://theamericanscholar.org/podcast/#), “Tune in every two weeks to catch

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Ever since we installed our first Little Free Library at Mondauk Common playground in 2014, I’ve noticed Little Free Libraries everywhere. The concept is so simple, so beautiful. You come upon this sweet little surprise, a hidden gem, in an unusual place that invites you to browse for a few quiet, relaxing moments. If you find something you’d

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The 2016 Friends of Upper Dublin Library Art in the Park Crafts Show (third annual) held August 27th again proved to be very successful for the Friends (net proceeds over $3,100), the crafters, and the buying public. We had 78 crafters at the growing event (from NJ, PA, and DE), presenting an impressive array of quality products.

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Progress reports are a standard for Library Directors. Through these reports, we share with our residents how we’re responding to our community and the achievements we’ve made. These documents also assist the library staff and administration in thinking about where we need to be headed. I share with you today the latest of the UDPL’s two main reports. The

STEAM Lab Wishlist

Molly, our teen librarian

The STEAM Lab has been up and running for over a year now and I think it's safe to say that we've done some exciting and innovative things! And since the STEAM Lab isn't a static event, but rather an evolving series of programs, we're constantly planning the next thing. Next school year will bring sewing classes

Jenn, our children's librarian

Today is the day you can start signing-up for the Summer Reading Club, we have been preparing all year (I started in December of last year, to be perfectly honest). We have a club for kids, one for teens, and even one for adults. This year the kid’s club added Book BINGO, a great way for kids

Jenn, our children's librarian

First off, Happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You   Now that I got that out of the way, I want to share some super exciting things with you. If you haven’t visited Mondauk Common Park (you know that amazing park with the trail around it) recently, you need to!! We installed a Picture Book Walk