Curbside Information

Beginning on Monday 7/6, when we open the doors for limited inside services, the hours for curbside are:

  • Monday – Thursday 10-4:30
  • Friday 12-4:30
  • Saturday 10-4:30

How Do I Use Curbside Pickup

Starting Monday, 6/29, contactless curbside pickup is available for library users who have holds waiting for them. When you have been notified that your hold is available for pickup you can:

Use contactless curbside!

OR

After 7/6, come into the Library and pick it up as you normally would (please remember to keep your visit brief).

When you’re ready to pick up your items:

  1. Call the Library at 215.672.4362 and choose option 3. Please have your library card number available.
    During the call, the Library staff will verify your name and that you have holds waiting for you. They will get those items and check them out to you.
    If you have over $10 in charges on your card, you will need to pay them by credit card before we can check the items out to you.
  2. Staff will then bag the items for you and attach the holds slip to the bag.
  3. The bag, with the holds slip, will be placed on a table outside the Main entrance (now the exit) to the Library.

Things to note:

  • This service is new to us, please be patient with us as we learn it right along with you!
  • Please give 10-15 minutes for the items to get to the table. If you call from the parking lot, please be patient.
  • Please be mindful of the hours for curbside service listed above. These differ from the Library open hours. Curbside service is not available outside of those hours.
  • Any items that are not picked up by the time curbside service is done for the day will be checked back in and returned to the shelf/owning library.

Reopening Information

Warminster Library will reopen with limited services

We’re happy to announce that we will be open starting Monday, 6/29, for curbside pickup of items placed on hold. Please see the curbside pickup webpage for more information.

When we open, our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Here is what we are doing to keep you safe:

  • Setting up services to be as contactless as possible.
  • Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
  • Wearing cloth face coverings & using sneeze guards at all service points.
  • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC.
  • All buildings were thoroughly disinfected while we were closed.

We ask that you do your part to keep our staff and other customers safe. We ask that you:

  • Wear a cloth face covering. Per Gov. Wolf’s orders, anyone entering the building must wear a mask, with the exception of individuals who cannot due to a medical condition and children under 2 years of age.
  • Make sure your hands are clean.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from anyone else when you visit. We have reduced the amount of seating and computers available to allow for social distancing.
  • Keep in mind that your visit will be short.

We appreciate your help keeping everyone safe and healthy.

When we open, it will not be business as usual.

For the protection of the public and staff, we are putting in some parameters.

Limited services

To start on 6/29, we will be providing curbside pickup of items previously placed on hold. Curbside procedures can be found here.

Beginning Monday, 7/6, we will open the Library with in-building holds pickup, item check out, limited computers and computer time, copying and fax services. More services will resume over time.

The Library’s wifi is available from the parking lot. You are welcome to use the green space in the center of the parking lot for wifi access. Please be courteous and practice social distancing while doing so.

Limited number of people in the building

When we open, we will allow a limited number of people in the building at any time. Please be aware that you may have to wait in line to get into the Library.

Limited building access

You will enter the Library through the south (meeting room) doors and exit through the lobby (main) doors.

Seating has been reduced in order to accommodate social distancing.

The number of computers has been reduced to accommodate social distancing. There is also a time limit for computer use.

Children’s room toys, the interactive wall, tablets games and other services will be removed or shut down.

Limited time in the building

Your visit will be short, as we must keep building capacity low. We look forward to a future date when you can hang out in the Library, but right now, please plan to come and go quickly.

We know many of you have books to return…

We have extended all due dates to August 1, so don’t worry about overdue fines for items due during the pandemic.

All returns must be placed in the outside bookdrop. Staff cannot take items for you and the inside bookdrop is closed. When you return your items, they will be set aside for 3 days before being checked in. They will remain on your card until then, but will be backdated to the date returned upon check in.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work together in new ways.

Use the Library from home!

While the building is closed, you can:

  • Call the Library, 215.672.4362, to ask questions or place holds. You may also email refwa@buckslib.org with questions.
  • Browse the online catalog and place holds from home. When notified that your holds are available, use curbside pickup or, when we open, come to the library for a quick visit to pick up your holds.
  • Our download and streaming services, including e-books, audiobooks, video, music, magazines, and newspapers, are all available 24×7.
  • Our online research and learningservices allow you to research a topic, get live tutoring, take classes, or find your next great read, all with your library card.
  • Sign up for summer reading or attend a virtual program. All of our great programs have moved online. Check out the calendar of events and register for a program!

We hope you are as excited as we are about reopening. Since our faces will be covered, you won’t see our smiles, but be assured, we will be happy to see you.

Library Closing

Due to an abundance of caution, the Warminster Township Free Library will close starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 14th through Sunday, March 29th.

All March programming, appointments, and bookings are canceled, and due dates will adjust accordingly. Please check our website and social media for the latest information. Stay safe and stay healthy!

Children and Teen Programs

 The Warminster Township Free Library youth staff offer many educational and fun opportunities for children from birth to age 18. We also have a wide array of fiction and nonfiction books, films and music in print and online formats for our children and teens. The staff is devoted to providing information children, teens, and parents need to grow and learn throughout their lives. 

While encouraging our youth to read is the cornerstone of what we do, we also offer programs that foster imagination, innovation, creativity and building social relationships through music, art, science, history & more! At the Warminster Library, children and teens can explore new passions, interests, and ideas that can help them be the adults of tomorrow. 

For more information check out our programs below or contact us. 

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► Summer Reading Program


This year our Summer Reading Program will be done virtually. Log minutes, complete activities, and write reviews all summer long!

We hope that you will join us by creating an account and registering your child or children for the program that is right for them. This virtual Summer Reading Program is for children ages birth-18. Preregistration begins on June 15.

Virtual Summer Reading Program
"Imagine Your Story"
June 20- Aug. 21

Preregister starting on June 15 here: warminstertownship.beanstack.org
OR
Download the Beanstack Tracker App to open an account

If you do not have reliable internet or a computer, we have paper logs available. These paper logs can be printed and used to track your progress before you add the information online or the entire program can be done using these paper logs. Logs must be returned or submitted between Aug. 21 and Aug. 26 to be counted towards the summer reading age level and grand prizes."

► Story Time Programs

► School-Age Programs

   

► Teen Programs

► Teen Volunteering Opportunities

We have volunteering opportunities for ages 13-17 all year round. Limited spots available. Please fill out our Fall-Spring Volunteering Application and submit to Ann Duffy (duffya@buckslib.org).

There have been some changes to volunteering requirements. All volunteers must have their Teen Application, PA State Police Clearance [Link to form attached], and Child Abuse Clearances completed prior to starting. An FBI fingerprinting clearance is only required for those volunteers who have not lived in PA for 10 or more years.

Please direct any questions with regards to Teen Volunteers to Ann Duffy [duffya@buckslib.org]

► Pre-K Resources


► Reading List



 

Warminster Township and Library Recognize The Friends of the Warminster Library

Members of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Warminster, Library Board officials, and patrons are invited to gather at 1076 Emma Lane Tuesday September 20th at 11AM to give thanks to the Friends of the Warminster Library for their donation towards renovating and rejuvenating the Children’s Area of the Warminster Township Free Library.  press-release-warminster-library-fowl

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Getting A Library Card

A library card is free to all Bucks County residents and may be used at all member libraries of the Bucks County Free Library system. When you borrow materials from the library, you are responsible for the proper care and return of all items and any fines and fees incurred. Your agreement also includes notifying the library of all changes to your information, including name, address, e-mail address, phone number or any other personal data. Your Bucks County Library card allows you to:

  • Borrow books, DVDs, music, museum passes, and more
  • Download eBooks and audiobooks
  • Place holds and reserve items
  • Search articles and databases

To get a library card, apply in person with:

  • Completed Library card application
  • Valid photo ID card
  • Proof of current address if not shown on your identification
  • If you live outside of Bucks County, you will need a current library card from your local library with an Access PA sticker
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and accept responsibility
  • Call Christy with questions at 267-317-1337

E-Cards

  • If you only want to use our digital services, then you can apply for an e-card here

Renewals, Loan Periods, and Fines

Lost Library Card

  • To prevent and limit misuse, library card holders should notify the library if their card is lost or stolen as soon as possible. The card will then be immediately suspended. Card holders will be responsible for materials checked out up to the time the library is notified.

Library Forms/Documents

Downloads


Category: Library


Research and Learning

Power Library Network  – Sponsored by the Pennsylvania state library, a comprehensive collection of research databases

 

 

Ancestry – Census and other historical records (in library use only)

 

 

Ask Here PA – Chat now with a real librarian for help on any topic. We’re open 24/7!

 

 

BrainFuse – Live online tutoring

 

 

Science Reference Center – Science-oriented full text references, images, and videos for children.

 

 

Heritage Center – Census data, Revolutionary War records, name catalogs, and more

 

 

Let’s Play School –  is a fun, online badge program that prepares your child for school

 

 

Lynda – Online video classes from beginner to expert in productivity software, technology, business, and design

 

 

NoveList – Search tool for finding new and recommended books for adults, teens, and children

Download and Streaming

The following resources are funded by Bucks County Free Library through the support of the Hamilton G. Disbrow Trust: Brainfuse, Consumer Reports, Lynda.com, Morningstar, NewsBank, and The New York Times

BookFlix – Classic online storybook videos and non-fiction books on the same topic for children ages 4-8 – click here

 

cloudlibrary – Fiction and non-fiction e-books and audio downloads for children and adults. – click here

 

 

Hoopla – Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card – click here

 

 

OneDrive/Libby – This service is being replaced by cloudLibrary on August 8. Please click here for information and the timeline for the switch. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to helping you with our other online services. Kindle users should click here for more info

 

RB Digital Audiobooks – Bestselling audio books for download – click here

 

 

RB Digital for Magazines – Magazines and subscriptions for download to a computer or device – click here

 

 

Consumer Reports- Read reviews on thousands of products.  – click here

 

 

Morningstar- Comprehensive financial information on stocks, funds, ETF’s and more – click here

 

 

NewsBank- Access to real time articles from local newspapers including Courier Times, The Intelligencer, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Morning Call. – click here

 

 

The New York Times- Access to real time news present day to 1981 and archives available between 1851-1922. Each session will expire after 24 hours – click here