June 2024

Lower Providence Library News!

Hello Friends and Happy June!

Sweet Summertime!

As many of you know summer is the busiest time at the library, and this year will be no exception. Our annual Summer Reading Program, for kids, teens, and adults starts on Monday, June 17. Registration on our Beanstack begins Saturday, June 1 and you can start logging on Monday, June 17. This year we have 4 age groups for patrons to participate: Early Lit: ages newborn to 5 years old, Children's: ages 6 to 12 years old, Teens: ages 13 to 17 years old, and Adults: ages 18 and older. Our Early Lit and Children's readers will log their minutes read, and teens and adults will write reviews.

There will also be special programs all summer long for patrons of all ages to enjoy at the library!

This summer Adventure begins at your Library!

We are really excited to announce that we will also be participating in the MontCo Passport to Adventure Challenge! Montgomery County Libraries have come together to encourage patrons to visit other libraries this summer. Pick up your passport at the circulation desk (starting Monday, June 17), get your first stamp with us, and then your summer library adventure begins!

More details will be provided when you pick up your passport.

As you plan your summer trips don't forget to check out the Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library Used Book Sale. Pick up your beach reads that can get wet, get sandy, or be forgotten on vacation, and support the library at the same time!

Adult books are $1.00 per paperback and $2.00 per hardcover

Children's books are $.50 per paperback and $1.00 per hardcover.

All Proceeds benefit the Lower Providence Community Library!

What did I read this month? Romance.

I picked up two new romance series that I had seen on social media, The Rebel Blue series by Lyla Sage and the Ruinous Love Trilogy by Brynne Weaver. Rebel Blue Ranch is a 4 book interconnected series following the Ryder siblings and their family ranch, Rebel Blue, in Wyoming. Currently, there are two books published Done and Dusted (book 1) and Swift and Saddled (book 2). I loved both of these and cannot wait for Lost and Lassoed which will be published in November 2024. These romances are sweet but spicy, with small-town vibes that will keep you coming back for more!

The Ruinous Love Trilogy is at the other end of the romance spectrum taking us from Cowboys to Serial Killers. Each book in the Ruinous Love Trilogy follows a Kane brother who is not exactly morally sound. In book one, Butcher and Blackbird, serial killer Rowan Kane finds his match in fellow serial killer Sloane Sutherland when he finds her trapped in a cage with the body of her latest victim. While these are romances, these books are gritty, dark, and a wild ride from beginning to end! Book 2, Leather and Lark, following Rowan's older brother Lachlan and Sloane's best friend Lark will be published June 4, 2024!

Happy reading and see you at the library!

Marija Skoog, Library Director


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Some exciting things at the

library this month!

Learn Crochet with Jennifer!

Brought together by the power of local social media, Jennifer Giese will teach the basics of crochet.

Visit her Facebook group, Hooks & Books for more info!

Six week session: June 3rd to July 8th at 10:15 am

No registration required.

Get ready for summer with a fun family-friendly movie!

This month's showing will be The Sandlot.

The classic movie is rated PG and is 1 hour 41 minutes long.

Free popcorn will be served!

Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.

Saturday, June 8th at 1:00pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Join us for a special program presented by Dementia Friends

Speaker Lori Rizzo will discuss the Dementia Friends organization and how they bring awareness and support to the community!

The program includes a presentation and Q&A session.

Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Protect yourself and your devices from Spammers and Fraud!

Presenter Joe Ferraro will share tips and tricks to educate and prevent being taken advantage of in the digital world!

The program includes a presentation and Q&A session.

Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Join us for an encore presentation of FUNetix. Dr. Kali Woodward will show parents, caregivers, and educators this free and easy-to-use app that teaches children how to read. A demo and Q&A is included in the program. This program is intended for adults.

Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Register for a Program!

Summer Reading is Here!!

Adventure begins at your library!!

We're so excited to bring you another exciting Summer Reading program. This year's theme is Adventure! Whether it's traveling in real life or a far-off setting in a good book, the library is here to set you on your travels!

For Adults, we'll be writing reviews to earn tickets for weekly and grand prizes! When you earn a ticket, present your app to the front desk. Reviews will be available for patrons to read.

Once again, we will be using Beanstack to log Children's minutes and Adult and Teen's reviews.

Download the app or log your reading online!

(There is also a kiosk at the Adult Services desk to log in the library.)

Check out our other available challenges:

1000 Books Reading Challenge (ages 0-5) - Ongoing

*New* Top 10 Most Challenged Books! - Live until April 24, 2025

Passport to Adventure! Visit other libraries in Montco!

Come in and grab your passport and we'll stamp it and send you on your way to experience what other libraries in Montgomery County have to offer.

Collect 12 or more stamps, return your passport to our library, and win a small prize. This program is for all ages! Participation is not required for our summer reading program.

You may have noticed some new logos on postings around the Library. We are excited to share our involvement in the

PA Forward (R) Star Program.

This month, we'll highlight Information Literacy

For this literacy, we strive to express, connect with, and understand knowledge and communication through various formats; the ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources; and recognize when information is needed to further oneself, an objective, or a project.

At LPCL, some of our Information Literacy programs include special adult programs like this month's Fraud Prevention program and passive programs like our C.R.A.A.P displays on the Adult Side of the library.

Watch for displays and postings that keep you updated and informed on our PA Forward (R) star progress. Our goal is to be a Gold Star Library!

Adult Programming

Book Clubs

Adult Afternoon Book Discussion

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On Monday, June 17th at 12:30 pm

The afternoon book group will be discussing:

Cheaper By The Dozen by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please call the circulation desk for more information.

No Registration Required.

A Different Kind of Book Club

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On Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm

"ADKBC" will be discussing:

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

All are welcome to join.

Please email Deb Duffy at deblrduff@gmail.com for more information.

Adult Evening Book Discussion

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On Wednesday, June 19th at 6:45 pm 

The evening book group will be discussing:

Seven Days in June

by Tia Williams.

All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please email Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org for more information.

No Registration Required.


Monday Movie Fun!

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Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 pm

This Month's Summer Movie is The Sandlot

Rated PG, the movie is 1hr 42 minutes long.

Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email smoles@mclinc.org.

Friday Movie Matinee

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Friday, June 21st at 1:00 pm

This Month's Friday matinee is the Adventure Comedy: Freelance

Rated R, 1 hours 49 minutes

The Friday Movie now features free popcorn!

Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email mmcneil@mclinc.org.

Monthly Programs

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, June 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Saturday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is for adults 19 years and older.

**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**

Registration is required due to seating limitations, email RMosakowski@mclinc.org.

Adult Coloring

Monday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm

De-stress and get creative! Join in for a fun, relaxed afternoon with pencils and markers at our Adult Coloring Book Class. We have lots of beautiful coloring book pages to choose from. 

You’re never too old to color! 

No registration required, all materials provided.

English as a Second Language

June 4th and June 11th at 2:00 pm

**Date change due to scheduling*

Thank you for your patience as we looked for a new instructor!

Maureen Miller will lead the group in our cafe area in a casual, conversational English practice.

Registration required, Call 610-666-6640 ex 0 or email MMcNeil@mclinc.org

Writer's Circle

Tuesday, June 25th at 2:30 pm.

This group meets once a month. Members share their prepared works by reading aloud. A monthly prompt is provided for inspiration, but it is not required. Pieces may include memoir-style writing, essays, or occasionally fiction. This is not a "workshop" style group.  We meet to enjoy one another's stories, although there is usually a brief comments/questions discussion following each reading.  The group is suitable for writers of all levels and experience.

Please contact Eileen Myers at emyers176@yahoo.com

for more information or to become part of the group.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, June 28th at 10:30 am

Join us for light refreshments and get to know your neighbor!!

This month we are going to learn about the art of Paper Quilling! All supplies provided.

Weekly Programs


Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This group plays both American and Siamese versions. Bring your own card, tiles not required.

All levels are welcome.

No Registration Required.

Yoga at the Library! In person

Taught in person by certified yoga instructor Helen Mitchell

Tuesday Evenings:

Chair Yoga from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

This class is for everyone! Designed for all abilities, this class is done entirely from a chair and aligns with reducing loneliness and isolation in response to the surgeon general’s recent advisory. Cost:$5.00

All Levels/Gentle Yoga from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm 

This class is appropriate for all levels of practice and designed to allow you to clear your mind while moving, stretching, and strengthening your body. Bring your own yoga mat. Cost: $5.00

Adult Craft Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bring your personal craft projects and join in with others for a friendly exchange of conversation while working on your craft. All are welcome!

No Registration Required

Classic Games Group

Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us each Thursday to play and socialize. Bring a classic game (card, tile, etc.) or drop in to play!

The group is currently playing Canasta and Pinochle!

Newcomers and experienced players welcome!! The group is open to learning new games!

No Registration Required

Yoga/Chair Yoga via Zoom

Yoga and chair yoga (gentle yoga for people with less mobility) taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel via Zoom.

Class times are as follows:

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and Thursday at 3:00 pm

Gentle Yoga: Monday at 4:00 pm, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Friday at 12:00 pm

Zoom ID  6568878396 Password 000816

No registration required


Experience the many benefits of meditation. Meets Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. Taught by Roger Shaughnessy, YT-200. 

Please contact Roger directly via email with the subject line “Monday Night Meditation” at rvshaughnessy@yahoo.com.

Please join us for FREE meditation sessions. Open to all levels. Bring your active mind and wear comfortable clothing.

No registration required


Douglas Keene, the PA MEDI (Medicare Education and Decision Insight) coordinator for Montgomery County, wants our patrons to know that state-trained PA MEDI volunteer counselors have always offered free, unbiased easy-to-understand information about the best plans for health coverage for Medicare recipients.

Counselors are available at (610) 834-1040 ex 120 

to return calls and assist people with their Medicare concerns.

In addition, PA MEDI has put several informative Medicare presentations (and more) on their website at www.rsvpmc.org/medicare-help.  You can watch these presentations on your devices at your convenience.  

Children's Programming

Storytimes & Crafts

Join our online Story Time Group!

Lower Providence Library Kids Corner:


Ms. Sandy presents stories, songs, storytime & craft videos.

Join the fun!

Questions? Requests?

Contact Sandrah Moles at smoles@mclinc.org

or call (610) 666-6640x5

Click for Children's Programming

Children's Storytimes with Miss Sandy

Tuesdays & Thursdays

at 10:30 am

These Storytimes are currently geared toward children

ages 18 months to 4 years.

There are stories, fingerplays

and songs to sing, so come

and join the group!

No registration is necessary.

If Storytime has to be canceled, a notice will appear on our web page.

Questions? E-mail: smoles@mclinc.org

Preschool Storytimes for older 3's to 6 years

Thursdays at 11:15 am

Not quite in Kindergarten?

This storytime prepares young children,

ages older 3's to 6 year olds, to become more

familiar with sitting and listening to

longer, more involved stories.

Registration is not required for regular storytimes.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays, June 1st & 15th

at 10:30 am

Geared toward

children 2 to 4 years.

Enjoy a Saturday storytime

with Miss Kim at the library!

Saturday Storytimes will be held on

the first and the third Saturday of each month.

Meet in the Community Room

of the library.

No registration is required.

Summer Reading!

'Adventure Begins at your Library'

Summer Reading starts on Monday, JUNE 17th

& runs through Saturday, AUGUST 10th

Sign up on Beanstack today! If you already have an account, you will be able to log your Summer Reading hours, beginning June 17th, 2024.

If you do not already have an account, sign up today!

Here is the QR Code for LPCL Beanstack:

Summer Programming

Ridiculous Nicholas!

Monday, June 17th

6:30 pm

Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-off event!

Comedian Nick Polini performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

He is so funny he must have been born with two funny bones....That's 2 humerus! Not only is he a top-rated 'footbag' champion but he's ridiculously entertaining!

No registration needed but be advised that chair seating is limited. Standing room will be available. Please let us know if you require special arrangements.

Preschool Playtime

Wednesday, June 12th

at 1:30 pm

There will be a selection of simple,

age-appropriate toys and time

spent with other children.

Caregivers remain and socialize, too!

Ages 3-6 years. Drop in/ no registration

Meet in the Community Room.


Lego Challenge!

Monday, June 10th

4:00 pm

Drop-in free play for all ages!

We will have a list of challenges during Lego play. See what you can build out of Legos to win a catagory.

Meet in the Community Room. No registration is needed for this event.

Children under 10 must have a caregiver present.

Koo Koo Magic!

Monday, June 24th

6:30 PM

Brandon Baglivo entertains everyone with his family friendly and totally quirky comedy/MAGIC show!

No registration necessary.

Be advised chair space is limited. Standing room is available at these special events, held in the main children's area.

Online Storytimes

Use this valuable resource

at any time.

Keep up-to-date on our online

'Kids Corner' Facebook page!

A variety of children's books are recorded by Miss Sandy and are always available online.

Materials read include: Picture books,

Easy Readers and non-fiction books.

Join the group at


Grab-and-Go Crafts

Crafts will always

be posted on the

Kids Corner Facebook

Group page.

Teen Programming


Grades 7-12 only

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members are

Junior 'Friends' of the Lower Providence Library.

See you in September!!

Monday, September 9th

6:00 -7:00 pm

Congrats to our graduating TAB Seniors!!

TAB meets in the Community Room

of the Lower Providence Library.

Contact Information: email: smoles@mclinc.org

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesday, May 1st

from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Wednesday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is geared for teens 18 years and under.

**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**

Registration is required due to seating limitations, email KFennell@mclinc.org.

Electronic Resources

Libby, by Overdrive

Provides access to audiobooks and eBooks, which can be checked out and downloaded to your electronic device.

Click here for more information and to register.

Hoopla Digital

Digital Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and eComics - Instantly Available - 24/7 - Free with your Library Card! 

Available to Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

Click here for more information and to register.


Track your reading and participate in challenges to earn badges and even prizes. Not just for summer reading anymore! We'll have Beanstack Challenges set up to enjoy all year long!

Download the app or learn more by clicking here.

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Consumer Reports

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Click on the Consumer Reports Logo to access.

Home use for Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

LPCL YouTube Channel

We'll be sharing fun videos and tutorials to enhance your
Digital Library Experience.


Never miss a video,
Like and Subscribe today!

Support the Library

Your gift makes a difference!

We are working hard to provide services and innovative programming for you.
If you are able, please consider
making a donation to the library. 
We are grateful for your continued support.

Grocery Rebate Program

When you shop at Redner's you can donate to the library at the same time by using your store card. Sign up in the store for the save-a-tape program then drop off your saved receipts in the library. 

Click on the grocery bag above to find out more about this program sponsored by the Friends of the LPCL Library.