May 2024

Lower Providence Library News!

Hello Friends and Happy May!

April flew by and here we are in May!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for our spring raffle "Spring into New Adventures"! Each of the 3 baskets has a local experience for you to enjoy. Tickets are on sale at the library through Saturday, May 4. You can purchase tickets at the library and through our RallyUp page!

Winners will be drawn and notified on Wednesday, May 8!

This month the Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library will be hosting Book Donation Day. If you are spring cleaning, hold onto your used books till Saturday, May 11 to donate to the Friends Used Book Sale. The Friends will be set up in the parking lot for easy unloading, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm to accept your used book donations.

Please make sure you review the Book Donation Guidelines.

The profits from the Friends of the Lower Providence Community Library Used Book Sale directly support the Lower Providence Community Library and help us to continue to serve the community!

After a disappointing March reading month, April more than made up for it! I finished 9 books and had two five-star reads. However, I want to talk about the three Mystery/Thrillers I read this past month. First up is The New Couple in 5b by Lisa Unger. New York City couple Rosie and Chad inherit an apartment in the historic Windermere after the death of Chad's uncle. However, the couple realizes they inherited more than they anticipated after they move in and unsettling events start happening at the Windermere. This is great for fans of Riley Sager's Lock Every Door, and hopefully, you will gasp at the twist like I did! Next, I picked up What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall. Childhood friends Naomi, Cassidy, and Olivia are bonded together after Naomi was almost murdered in the woods by a serial killer when the girls were 11 years old. Twenty-two years later, when the serial killer the girls put away dies, the secrets they have been keeping come back to life. This was by far my favorite of the 3 books, filled with twists and turns you don't see coming! Finally, what feels like the thriller of the moment, First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston. Evie Porter has just moved in with her perfect boyfriend Ryan, but Evie Porter is keeping secrets from Ryan. Including who she really is, and that she sought him out as her most recent mark. As Evie gets more attached to Ryan, everything she has worked for and all her secrets threaten to crash down around her.

All three books revolve around morally grey characters that you can't help but root for and see come out on top.

Happy reading and see you at the library!

Marija Skoog, Library Director

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Some exciting things at the

library this month!


SPRING into the season by supporting the library and winning these amazing Spring Raffle Baskets! 

All the baskets were put together with love for the Lower Providence Community Library and in anticipation of everything the post-winter season brings. Show your support for our "Spring Into New Adventures!" Spring Raffle by purchasing basket raffle tickets or making a donation to help support the library.

Tickets are on sale until Saturday, May 4th, at the library or online through our

RallyUp Page! The drawing will be on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024.

We appreciate your continued support and patronage of the Lower Providence Community Library. All proceeds directly benefit the Lower Providence Community Library.

The Friends of the Library are hosting a Drive-Up Books donation on

May 11th from 10-12 pm.

Located in our parking lot, all donations will go into our Book Sale!

As a reminder, CLICK HERE to read the friends' book donation guidelines. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, CDs, DVDs or magazines.

Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Just pull into our parking lot and look for the Friends of The Library Donation Station!

Join us for another session of Wills and Power of Attorney!

Attorney John Maioriello will return to host this program on the ins and outs of Wills and Power Of Attorney.

The program includes a presentation and Q&A session.

This is one of our most popular programs, space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

There are Five Wednesdays in May, which means Silent Book Club returns!!

Bring your latest read, grab a complimentary cup and tea, and read in silence among your peers!

(All formats welcome! Just bring headphones for audiobooks)

This program is free and geared toward our adult readers.


Join us Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0

Register for a Program!

Join our latest Beanstack Challenge:

Spring Into Reading!

Put some SPRING into your reading!

This is the last seasonal Adult Challenge before our Summer Reading Program! Track your pages and log titles to earn badges!

Beanstack isn't just for summer reading! We now use

the Beanstack app all year long!

Download the app or log your reading online!

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

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 Basic Literacy

For this literacy, we are working to develop foundational competencies including reading, writing, math, job application assistance, and overall life-skill development. This also includes STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge building on basic skills and concepts.

At LPCL, some of our Basic Literacy programs include children's story times, children's play times, adult book clubs, author visits, writer's groups, and more!

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, May 20th at 12:30 pm

The afternoon book group will be discussing:

Still Life by Louise Penny.

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, May 21st at 7:00 pm

"ADKBC" will be discussing:

The Baker's Secret

Stephen P. Kiernan

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All are welcome to join.

Please email Deb Duffy at for more information.

Adult Evening Book Discussion

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On Wednesday, May 15th at 6:45 pm 

The evening book group will be discussing:


by Colm Tóibín.

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

No Registration Required.


Monday Movie Fun!


Monday, May 13th at 6:00 pm

This Month's Monday Movie is Trolls Band Together Rated PG, the movie is 1hr 32 minutes long.

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

Friday Movie Matinee

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Friday, May 17th at 12:00 pm

This Month's matinee is the new musical adaption of "The Color Purple." 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

Monthly Programs

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, May 4th 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

Adult Coloring

Monday, May 6th 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

The First and Third Tuesdays

of the Month at 2:00 pm

May 7th and May 21st

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

Writer's Circle

Tuesday, May 28th 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

for more information or to become part of the group.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, May 24th at 10:30 am

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

This month we are going to learn about Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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

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  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

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.

Free & open to the public.

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

Questions? E-mail:

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.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays, May 4th & 18th

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.

Don't forget Star Wars on May the Fourth!

Summer Reading!

Adventure Begins at your Library

Summer Reading starts on Monday, JUNE 17th

& runs through Saturday, AUGUST 10th

Kick-off Program:

Ridiculous Nicholas

Monday, June 17th @ 6:30 PM

Sign up on Beanstack! 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:


Trolls Band Together

Monday, May 13th

6:00 pm START

Rated PG

No need to register for this fun FREE movie time.

Meet in the Community Room.

Preschool Playtime

Wednesday, May 15th

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. FREE.

Meet in the Community Room.


Lego Free Play!

Monday, May 20th

4:00 pm

Come to the library

and join the fun!

Drop-in free play for all ages!

Meet in the Community Room. FREE. No registration.

Children under 10 must have a caregiver present.

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.

Come join us and bring a friend!

Monday, May 6th

6:00 -7:00 pm

TAB meets in the Community Room

of the Lower Providence Library.

Contact Information: email:

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

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.