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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

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Introducing Non-Fiction Neighborhoods Upon visiting the new library space, you may have asked “Where’s the non-fiction section?” or “Where are the biographies?”.  Not only did we haul all of the non-fiction books over from the previous library building, but we gave them a facelift too. Allow me to introduce the Non-Fiction Neighborhoods, where we’ve rearranged books to bring

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

Tornado Recovery

Upper Dublin Township has been through a lot in the past month, from the damage sustained by Hurricane Ida and the tornado, to the assessment of damage and rebuilding of homes, the Township building, and local schools. It is amazing how quickly the community united to clean up the debris and move essential services to new locations. At

The Friends of UDPL Proudly Support the Summer Reading Club Now that we’ve celebrated Memorial Day, summer is here and The Friends of UDPL are excited to once again fund the library's Summer Reading Programs for all ages! Registration begins on Monday, June 21 here. To kick off SRC, a Write and Illustrate Contest focusing on animals is underway.

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Spreading Smiles During the Pandemic This past year may not have given us many reasons to smile. But Upper Dublin teen Aidan Nadell is committed to turning frowns upside-down.  Aidan is a senior at Upper Dublin High School and works as an assistant teacher in the aftercare preschool program at Chabad Garden School. When the shutdown happened last spring,

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UDPL received a special visitor in February - Flat Stanley! Flat Stanley is a juvenile fiction book by Jeff Brown that was first published in 1964. In it, young Stanley is flattened by a falling bulletin board which enables him to be mailed across the country to California. Since shortly after the initial publication, teachers across the country

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So many great things happened at the Upper Dublin Public Library! Scroll down to read our monthly report. (If you'd like a PDF of the report, please click here!)     

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We can’t wait to welcome you to your NEW Upper Dublin Library at 520 Virginia Drive! Just imagine: CHILDREN exploring their imaginations through books, music and play.  ​​​​ STUDENTS learning to write code, experimenting with 3D printers or studying together. LIFELONG LEARNERS discovering a language, joining a book group or meeting favorite authors. No matter our struggles, these

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Dear Patrons and Friends, I hope you have been taking advantage of the UDPL's convenient, drive-thru Service Window, which opened in September. As you know, we have been looking forward to seeing you in the new Library, and are now ready to open our next phase, Grab & Go. While we envisioned our new Library as a place