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 event also gave us the chance to talk with residents about the proposed new library, and to invite them to learn more about it at a Board of Commissioners’ Special Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 pm at the Township Building (801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Main Meeting Room). Or view it on UDTV.
Twenty-first century libraries are centers of learning, creation, and exploration for people of all ages, and it’s amazing to see how that vision will be accomplished in a transformed office building. I’m excited to share the plans that our design team has developed on May 22.
How do you see yourself in this new Library? Reading or playing with your child or grandchild in the expanded preschool play space, which will include an enclosed infant/toddler zone designed to engage crawlers and new walkers? Experimenting at an after school STEAM program in the dedicated Creative Suite? How about hosting a study session in the Learning Commons where you can mirror a tablet to a shared screen? Or do you just want to explore a story quietly in a space, indoors or out, without distraction? There are certainly countless other ways to take advantage of all that this new, improved community asset will provide, and I look forward to discussing those ideas with you.
Want to tour the proposed new home of the Upper Dublin Public Library? Tours are being arranged for the afternoon of May 22. Tour times are 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Groups sizes will be limited. To join one, register here.
Read my past blogs on the new library building:
How Far We’ve Come—A New Library on the Horizon