Adult Programs

Adult Summer Reading- Build a Better World

How Adult Summer Reading Works

  1. Stop by the Information Services desk to sign up.
  2. You will receive a packet with book review slips and a brochure of programs to attend.
  3. Read a book and then write a review! For each book review submitted, you will receive a chance to win a raffle prize. Note: Only reviews written about books completed during summer reading are eligible.
  4. For each official Summer Reading Program attended you will receive three chances to win a raffle prize. Look for the Summer Reading logo to indicate eligible programs.

Adult Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party

Thursday, June 15th 5-7 pm
Ever wonder what the library is like when it’s closed? Wonder no more; you can stop in to help us launch the 2017 Summer Reading Program. We will be making blankets, making cards and writing letters. You can also learn all about our upcoming summer programming.

*Cards and letters created will go to Treats for Troops (to be included in care packages) and blankets will be donated to the Project Linus Foundation to be distributed to children (ages birth to 18) in need.

Give Back Days

As part of our theme of Building a Better World, we have chosen two organizations (Treats for Troops and Project Linus) to help give back. Stop in during our drop in times to make blankets for kids or write supportive letters/cards to send to military personnel. Feel free to also bring in donations for the above-mentioned organizations during these times (see below for a list of acceptable donations).
*Please bring in your own materials for blanket making. Supplies will be provided for card making but feel free to bring in any special supplies you may wish to use.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 3-5 pm
  • Thursday, June 22nd 1-3 pm
  • Monday, June 26th 11 am-2 pm
  • Wednesday, June 28th 2-4 pm
  • Thursday, July 6th 1-3 pm
  • Monday, July 10th 11-2 pm
  • Friday, July 14th 1-3 pm
  • Tuesday, July 25th 3-5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 9th 2-4pm
  • Friday, August 11th 1-3 pm

The Greater World and its Community: Solar Eclipses

Saturday, August 5th 2-4 pm
Join the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association as they help us prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, due to take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. The presenter will explain the various types of eclipses we encounter on Earth and will demonstrate how a solar eclipse occurs. We will also explore what the eclipse will be like in our area compared to other areas and discuss how our natural environment responds during a total solar eclipse. Safe solar-viewing techniques will be covered as well as how to build a safe solar viewer. This is a family friendly event! The program’s content is geared toward 4th grade through adults but younger children are welcome!

Building a Better World Through Civic Engagement- 2 part series

Part One- Voter Rights
Presented by the League of Women Voters, Bucks County Chapter
Tuesday, August 8th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us as we learn about your rights as a voter, how to register, how the voting calendar works, and about voting reform proposals.
*The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

Part Two- Gerrymandering
Presented by Fair Districts Pennsylvania
Tuesday, August 15th 6:30-7:30 pm
Keep hearing the term Gerrymandering and not sure what it is all about? Join us as Fair Districts Pennsylvania explains what gerrymandering is and why it matters.
*Fair Districts Pennsylvania is a nonpartisan coalition of citizens and organizations working on issues surrounding fair representation for all citizens.

Summer Donation Collections

Can’t make it to one of our Give Back Days?- Stop in between June 15th and August 25th to drop off donations for our Give Back Organizations- Please drop off when the library is open. Drop-off bins are in the library.

Project Linus Donations

We are collecting blankets of varying sizes (for birth through age 18). Blankets accepted are new, handmade, knitted, crocheted, quilts or fleece (single layered only).

Treats for Troops Donations– Items below in bold are the most frequently requested.

Baby wipes Foot powder Protein bars
Bar soap Fruit cocktail Puzzle books
Batteries – AA Games Q-tips
Beef jerky Granola bars Raisins
Body lotion Handmade cards from children w/ Positive messages to the Troops  Ramon noodles
Bubblegum Hard candy Razors
Campbell’s Chunky Chili Hot sauce Rice Krispie treats
Campbell’s Chunky Soup Ibuprofen Salt and pepper
Candy Insect repellent Shampoo
Candy bars Jigsaw puzzle Shaving cream
Cereal bars Lip balm Silly String
Chef Boyardee raviolis Lollipops Slim Jims
Chess set Macaroni and cheese Soap dish
Chewing gum Magazines Tissues
Chicken salad -lunch to go Manicure sets Toilet paper
Coffee Microwave meal Toothbrush
Coffee creamer Microwave popcorn Toothbrush holder
Coffee sweetener Mouthwash Toothpaste
Coloring books Novels Tootsie pops
Crayons Peanut butter Toys and games
Cup of noodles Peanut butter crackers Trail mix
Dental floss Peanuts Travel first aid kit
Deodorant Pens T-shirts
Devil Dogs Playing cards Tuna fish in a pouch & Mayo
Dinty Moore beef stew Poker chips Tuna salad kits -lunch to go
Disposable camera Pop-Tarts Uncle Ben’s microwave rice meals
DVDs Powdered drink mix -individual servings Vienna sausage
Earplugs Powdered Gatorade Waterless hand sanitizer
Envelopes Power bars White socks
Eye drops Writing tablets

About Our Give Back Organizations:

Project Linus
Mission: First: Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second: Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. www.projectlinus.org

Philadelphia Treats for Troops- Main Line Troop Support
Treats for Troops is a local group of volunteers who started sending care packages to the troops over ten years ago. When asking how they can best support the troops, Colonel John Gronski told the group that by sending care packages, “you strengthen the morale and the heart of our brave Warriors and their families.” www.philatreatsfortroops.com

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The library provides patrons with free Wi-Fi and computer use! There are 10 computers available for library card holders. For our younger patrons, we have 4 iPads preloaded with children’s apps and a fun new interactive wall with educational games!

$0.25/page: Print, copy, scan
$1.00/page: Fax

 

Tech Help, Device Support, & How To

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Schedule a one-on-one with a Warminster Information Services staff member to get help with your Kindle, iPad, Android, or any other device you may be having trouble with. Call 215-672-4362 to set up an appointment.

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Skilled technicians are ready to provide support or assist with repairs, upgrades, and service for equipment that is no longer covered under warranty. Click here to book an appointment.

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Museum Passes

  • Free for Warminster/Ivyland residents with a library card in good standing
  • Non-residents: check out a pass for $5 or join Friends of the Warminster Library for a $10 annual fee
  • Check out one pass at a time for 3 days
  • Passes can only be reserved the day of checking out the pass if it’s available on the shelf at time of request.
  • List of Museum Passes and Program Guidelines
MorrisArboretum

 

GroundsforScuplture

GlenCairnMuseum

ElmwoodParkZoo

BucksCountyChildrenMusuem

GardenStateDiscoveryMuseum

BattleshipNewJersey

AcademyofNaturalSciences

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Calendar of Events

Meeting Rooms

The Warminster Township Free Library has two meeting rooms available to be booked for events and programs. For guidelines & policies click here

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Capacity: 15 people

Included: Large conference room table, Chairs, Blank wall for projecting

Cost: $5/hour

 

 

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Capacity: 90 people

Included: Tables and chairs to fit the capacity of your meeting, Pull down projector screen

Cost: $15/hour

 

View & download the application here

If you need any more information about the meeting rooms, please call the Information Services Desk at 215-672-4362

Donate

We have many ways you can donate to help our library

Gift a Book

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  • Add a children’s publication to our collection: $20
  • Add an adult book to our collection: $30

Click here to access the form to Gift a Book!

Contact Christy for additional information

WishList

For easy online giving, browse our WishList fundraising projects and make a contribution to give directly to a targeted need of the library. Click here

Monetary Donations & Elite Benefactors

A donation of $250 or more will be honored with an engraved name plate on our Library Donor Wall displayed in the main lobby. Click here to access the form to contribute.

Annual Campaign

The Friends of the Warminster Library’s annual fundraising campaign helps support the continuation of library activities, capital improvements, and events year long. Click here

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We are grateful for those who would volunteer their time for the library. Opportunities for shelf-reading are always available. For more information download the Volunteer Form and contact Joan

Holiday and Closures

2018 Holidays

New Year’s Day: January 1
Presidents’ Day: February 19
Good Friday: March 30
Easter Saturday: March 31
Easter Sunday: April 1
Mother’s Day: May 13
Saturday before Memorial Day: May 26
Sunday before Memorial Day: May 27
Memorial Day: May 28
Father’s Day: June 17
Independence Day: July 4
Labor Day Saturday: September 1
Labor Day Sunday: September 2
Labor Day: September 3
** Close early Wednesday @ 5:00 pm: November 21
Thanksgiving: November 22
Day After Thanksgiving: November 23
Thanksgiving Saturday: November 24
Thanksgiving Sunday: November 25
Christmas Eve: December 24
Christmas Day: December 25
New Year’s Eve: December 31

Library Roof Project

Library roof replacement and construction will begin on Tuesday July 12th with an approximate completion date of July 27th. The library will remain open, however please be advised:

  • There may be loud noise at times resulting in quiet study inconvenience and intermittent disruptions.
  • Entrance to the library will be limited to the main lobby access during this time.

-Sincere apologies for any inconvenience as we improve your Township Library-

This Project is supported in part through a grant from the office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, with funds provided from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund.

Warminster Library Program

Join us for this special presentation

Actor Neill Hartley as Charles Lindberg In:
“The Spirit of Lindbergh”
Saturday May 7th at 1PM
This exciting fully staged one-man presentation is based on Lucky Lindy’s historic May 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. See Lindbergh plan his trip, navigate in the cockpit, and arrive in Paris.
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