Back to School at the Library

The world is in full-bloom; we’re dining under the stars, but the Media-Upper Providence Free Library has been busily working out the details of its fall schedule.

As beach houses close and children return to school, our thoughts will turn once again to homework and cold-weather holidays. Hmmm – homework and cold weather. Two things made infinitely more comfortable with books! To prepare us for all that the season has to offer, librarians throughout the land have conspired to make the month of September Library Card Signup Month. This year, Toy Story regulars Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Bo Peep help make signups for the little ones even more fun. Bookmarks and stickers of the famous trio will be on hand for the newest little cardholders.

More For the Kids

Fall children’s programming is still under construction, but September highlights include stories and tea on Grandparents Day (September 6), stories and crafts in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (September 13 and 21), Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), and a celebration of (age-appropriate) banned books (September 26)! Check the MUPFL website for ages, times, and signups.

For the Rest of Us

Let’s talk about that library card. Did you have one, but lost it? Did you move here recently and haven’t gotten around to signing up for a new one? The library provides infinite opportunities for our community. It’s time to join! On Sunday, September 8 from 10 am to 1 pm, librarians and volunteers will be available at the Media Farmers Market as part of Library Card Signup Month. Adults, please bring a photo ID with your current Delaware County address. New and current cardholders, stop by for a children’s prize!

The Media Upper Providence Free Library is an integral part of our community providing meeting space, adult activities, author events and often features original artwork in collaboration with the Media Arts Council (MAC). In addition, the library offers services to Rose Tree Place and the home-bound, assists adult learners with e-readers and computer basics, and delivers materials for lifelong learning. The library also partners with the Rose Tree Media School District to support academic achievement, maximize resources throughout the school year, and to plan the library’s Summer Reading Programs. 

The Media-Upper Providence Free Library is an independent library and relies on independent funding and many volunteers. Visit the Media-Upper Providence Free Library website for information about the library’s programs, events, and membership or click here for more information on how you can help.