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You may have noticed that books are beginning to shift in the Library as we prepare our collections for the upcoming move to our new Library in the spring. Please pardon our appearance, and be sure to ask a staff member if you are unable to find a title. In particular, you will lately notice that we are interfiling

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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

Jenn, our children's librarian

Summer is winding down at the library and children are turning their Summer Quest logs in (please turn yours in, I have lots of prizes to still give). Over 800 children registered for the kid's summer reading program. They took walks in our local parks, had dance parties, wrote thank you letters, did kind deeds, and read

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UDPL began hosting Public Library Interns starting in summer 2014.  Our interns have become a vital part of the library, team assisting us during the busiest library season of the year.  Interns learn all about working at a busy and bustling public library, while we learn about the latest trends in library services.  It’s been such a

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Dear Library Patrons, As the year comes to an end, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and much joy in the New Year. I hope that we at the Upper Dublin Public Library have met (or exceeded!) your expectations in service this year through the collections, programs and staff

Jenn, our children's librarian

On Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced all of the Youth Media Awards (or YMAs). I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them, like the Caldecott for illustrations and the Newbery for writing. But, there are more than a dozen awards given out by multiple divisions within ALA. This day can be compared to the Academy Awards,

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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

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I’m a little disappointed in Punxsutawney Phil (and this is saying a lot, as I'm a big Phil-fan.) The famous groundhog is calling for an early spring this year, and I’m a bit disappointed that he might be right. I know we’ve had one blizzard, and it was certainly one for the record books, but I can’t

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

My friend Betsy and I had a class in 7th grade called "Advanced Reading & Writing." I don't remember exactly what qualified it as "advanced," but I do remember that it was the first time in my life that reading wasn't enjoyable. I think a lot of students reach a similar place in early middle school where

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