Curbside Information

Contactless curbside pickup for previously placed available holds is available the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm

How Do I Use Curbside Pickup?

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 follow the steps below if you do not wish to come into the Library to pick it up.

  1. Call the Library at 215.672.4362 and choose option 3. Please have your Library card number ready.
    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 account, you will need to pay by credit card before we can check the items out to you.
  2. Staff then bag the items 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 to the Library. This process will take 5-10 minutes after the call ends.
  4. If you are going to pick the items up later the same day, staff will place the bag on the table 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

Things to Note

  • Please give 5-10 minutes for your items to get to the table. If you call from the parking lot, please be patient.
  • Please be mindful of the hours for curbside listed above. These differ from the Library’s open hours and curbside is not available past 4:30 pm.
  • Any items that are not picked up by the time curbside service is done for the day will be brought inside. You must come into the Library to pick the items up.
    If items are not picked up by closing time, they will be checked in from your account and returned to the shelf/owning Library/next person in the holds queue.
  • We reserve the right to suspend pickup at any time for any reason. During inclement weather, this service might not be available.

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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► Reading Programs


June 17-August 4

How do you participate?

Visit the library beginning June 10 to pick up a Summer Reading Program folder with event information, your reading log, a bookmark, and stickers. We will also have some optional materials such as age-specific recommended reading lists.

Join us on June 15 for our Kick-Off event with The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler. You can pick up a log at that time.

Logs will be available for pick up and online between June 10 and July 27. The last day to return your logs is August 10. The prizes will be pulled on Tuesday, August 13.

Celebrate your journey this Summer by visiting us on July 20 at 2PM for our Mid-Summer Foam Party. We will have snacks, games, music, and of course lots of foam to play in!

Don’t have time to stop in?

For those who are unable to stop by to pick up a log, you can print one off at home. Click the link below to fill out a quick form and you will receive a link to print off the reading log. Start reading and doing the activities from home.

You will need to come into the library to have your raffle tickets removed and claim any weekly prizes.

These logs will not be available after July 27. Remember the last day to submit your logs is August 10.

**Link for the logs will be added starting on June 10**

Who can participate?

We will have programs for three different age groups.

  • Emerging Readers – For babies through preschool
    • What if my little one is too young to do an activity?
      • If your little one is too young to do the activities on their own, parents can adapt them by doing the activities themselves alongside their child.
      • For example, if the activity says, “Tell a grown up a story,” parents can instead tell a story to their child.
        • How does that help? Talking is one of the 5 early literacy practices. It builds a bond between child and caregiver, but also helps them understand vocabulary, comprehension, and language development.
      • Have fun finding creative ways to interpret the activities with your little one.
    • Elementary – For youth entering grades K-5
    • Teens – For young adults entering in grades 6-12

How does the program work?

Your log has two sides: a reading side and an activity side.

The Reading Side

  • Children will write in the minutes they read or are read to between June 17– August 4.
    • For School-Age [K-5] and Teen [6-12] logs participants will write in the number of minutes they read or are read to each day of the week.
    • For Emerging Readers [Birth– PreK] children have the option to color in the specially marked reading square which would represent the 30 minutes they are read to OR they can write in the minutes in like the School-Age and Teens

The Activity Side

  • Children will color in the square of each activity that they complete.

How do these Tickets work?

  • There are 2 tickets on your log. A “Reading Ticket” and an “Activity Ticket.”
  • However, children in grades K-12 can earn up to 3 raffle tickets. Emerging readers will only get 2 tickets.
  • Tickets are for Grade level prizes. We will not be having a Grand Prize this year across all grade levels.
  • Children can return each week to show their progress, have their logs stamped, and select a weekly prize from our treasure chest. Teens [Grades 6-12] will select a random prize from our prize jar.
  • After a participant’s 3rd visit or when the reading log is stamped 3 times, their “Reading” ticket will be cut off the log and submitted for the grade level prize. Your visit to get the log does not count as your first visit on the log.
    • If there are more than 1 Grade Level Prize, participants are instructed to write in the prize they would like to win on their tickets.
  • Complete all of the activities on the activity side of your log to have your “Activity” ticket removed from your log
  • For K-12 participants [School-Aged and Teen readers]: Set and meet your minute/ reading goal for the summer to receive a 3rd raffle ticket. Please note that this extra Raffle Ticket is not included on the log itself, but will be given to the reader at the end of the program between August 5-10.
  • Grade-level prizes will be pulled on Tuesday, August 13.

What counts toward your reading time?

  • Fiction? Counts!
  • Non-fiction? Counts!
  • Audiobooks? Counts. Check out our online audiobooks through CloudLibrary and Hoopla.
  • What about the Kids’ Audio Players like Yoto, Toniebox, and Storypods? As long as it is a story they count too!
  • Ebooks? Definitely counts! Check out our online ebooks through CloudLibrary and Hoopla.
    • Remember your school libraries may also have some great eBook and eAudiobook options too.
  • Graphic novels? Absolutely counts!
  • Magazines? It counts too! Check out our online magazine through Flipster.
  • Reading to someone? Yes, it counts!
  • What if I cannot read for myself, but someone reads to me? That counts too! This includes all of our story time programs.

If you are reading this summer, it counts! You can even enter different reading programs. If you have one at school, reading counts for both. For emerging readers not yet reading on their own, log the time that others are reading to them.

We do not care what you read or how long (though we recommend 20-30 minutes a day for growing minds)--we just care that you are reading this summer!

Are there prizes?

You bet there are! Each week, children can return their logs to select a weekly prize from our treasure chest– while supplies last! For our Teens we have a prize jar and they will select a prize at random.

We also have grade level prize raffles along with our weekly prizes. The winners are selected from the age groups mentioned above, and the amount of grade level prizes vary between the age groups. All prizes must be picked up at the library (we are unable to mail prizes).

We will have 4 grade level prizes for Elementary readers, 2 grade level prizes for Emerging Readers, and 3 for Teens. Please see the raffle prizes below.

** Pictures of prizes will be uploaded starting on June 3rd**

For Teens the grade level prizes are the winner's choice of a $50 gift card OR two tickets to the PA Renaissance Fair (valid for August 22 only). The random weekly prizes include items like: small gift cards to stores and shops in Warminster, buttons, a free book, etc.

How do I complete the program?

The point of the program is not to necessarily complete it. Our goal is to help children create healthy reading habits and get them excited about reading. With that in mind, we have our “Reading Goals.” This only applies to kids entering grades K-12.

When a reader completes their reading goal, which is personal to each child and created by each child, then they will receive a final raffle ticket towards their grade level prizes.

Reading Goals do not need to be a specific minute amount. It can be as simple as reading for 20 minutes a day or reading for 100 minutes a week (equal to 20 minutes/5 days a week). Reading goals should be achievable, but still something to strive for. So think Goldilocks; a reading goal shouldn’t be too hard or too easy, but just right.

And great news! If you are unable to pick up a log in the beginning and end up starting the program a little later in the summer, you can still set a reading goal for the time you have left in the program.

Because this is a reading goal for the entire summer, it can only be claimed starting on week 7 or after August 4. Participants will earn their extra raffle ticket and get a free book.

 Events and Programs

We have a full calendar of events and programs going on all summer long. For more information check out our calendar here.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Warminster Township Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored and made possible by The Friends of the Warminster Library.

► Story Time Programs











If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► School-Age Programs































If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Programs




















If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Volunteering Opportunities

We have volunteering opportunities for ages 13-17 all year round. Limited spots available. Please fill out our Volunteering Application and submit to Katy Griffith [griffithk@buckslib.org].

All volunteers must have their Teen Application and PA State Police Clearance completed prior to starting. 

If you are interested in volunteering during children’s programs, a Child Abuse Clearance will be required.

  • How to complete your Child Abuse Clearance?
    • Go to this website: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
    • Click on "Create Individual Account" to create a Keystone ID
    • With that Keystone ID you will sign in by clicking on "Individual Login" 
    • Submit the clearance form. After about a week, they will send you an email. You log back in and then print out the clearance, and submit with the other paperwork.

► Children and Parent Resources


► Reading List

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:

  • 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
  • Questions? Phone the Library at 215.672.4362

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

 

 

LinkedIn Learning – 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

 

 

ABC Mouse – More than 10,000 fun-filled learning activities—including more than 1,200 of them in Spanish—that cover reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music (ages 2-8+).

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

 

 

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

 

 

Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons. – click here

 

 

Access to unlimited articles and a four year archive of the paper. It also includes an e-replica of the day’s paper and informative videos and podcasts. – click here

 

 

Borrow digital magazines for children and adults with your library card. – click here

 

 

Adult Programs

Welcome to the Warminster Township Free Library’s Adult Programs. 

For additional information on programs, contact the Information Services Desk at 267-317-1333.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Policies

The Warminster Township Free Library is an independent community library. We are a member of the Bucks County Library District and we work in concert with other Bucks County Public Libraries to enforce library policy. Please visit the Bucks County Library System website for a complete list of Bucks County Public Library policies

All Library-specific policies have been approved by the Warminster Township Library Board.

Bucks County Library District Policies

BCLD libraries all follow the same Circulation and Computer Use policies. Please see the Bucks County Free Library website for most recently updated policies: https://buckslib.org/policies

Circulation

Borrowing and Renewing
Claims Returned
Fines & Fees
Fine and Fee Schedule
Library Cards
Proof of Identity and Residency
Lost & Damaged
Material Recovery
Holds
Interlibrary Loan
Privacy
Use of Patron Data

Computer Use

Computer & Acceptable Internet Use Policy
Social Networking Guidelines

Collection Maintenance

Collection Management and Selection
Request for Reconsideration

Library-specific Policies

General

Library Behavior
Unattended Children
Meeting Rooms

Services

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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!

Faxing: $1.75 for the 1st page & $1.00/additional page
Scanning: Free

 

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 (in person service not available at this time).

How To


      Hoopla
 
         
   Kanopy
     
      Cloud Library

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 7 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
 

 

GlenCairnMuseum

ElmwoodParkZoo

 

BucksCountyChildrenMusuem

 

 

AcademyofNaturalSciences

PearlSBuck
PennMuseum
 
 

STEM Kits
Looking for some fun science activities, books, and videos for younger children? Check out our 6 new STEM Kits. Each kit comes with a toy, activity, or game , a book about the topic, and a video.

  • Coding STEM Kit [Ages 6-12]
  • Animal STEM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Plant STEM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Insects and Bugs STEAM Kit [Ages 3-8]
  • Magnets STEM Kit [Ages 4-10]
  • Oral Health STEM Kit [2-5]

Early Literacy Kits

Looking for some fun activities, books, and videos for younger children? Check out our 5 early literacy kits designed for our youngest patrons. Each kit comes with a variety of activities, games, books and more. 

  • Early Literacy Kit #1: Narrative Skills
  • Early Literacy Kit #2: Letter Knowledge
  • Early Literacy Kit #3: Phonological Awareness
  • Early Literacy Kit #4: Vocabulary
  • Early Literacy Kit #5: Socio-Emotional Development

Mobile Hotspots
Need internet on the go? We now offer internet hotspot devices for check out to adult (18 years or older) Bucks County Library card holders, whose cards are in good standing. Each devices is capable of connecting up to ten wifi enabled devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.). Each hotspot has an unlimited data plan. Devices can be check out for one week and can get renewed one time. Click here to view additional information. Contact the Information Services Desk for questions.

Roku Streaming Sticks
The library now has two Roku Streaming Sticks for check out. Each device can be checked out for one week and renewed one time. One Roku is designated a Youth Roku and is loaded with G and PG rated movies. The other Roku is designated an Adult Roku and is loaded with movies will all ratings. In addition, the Adult Roku has Hulu. Stop by or call the Information Services Desk for additional information. Channels include:

  • Vudu (preloaded with movies)
  • Crunchyroll
  • Free Family Channel
  • Pluto TV
  • The Roku Channel
  • Sony Crackle
  • TED/TED Talks
  • Tubi
  • Youtube TV
  • Hulu (only available on the Adult Roku)
  • Disney Plus (only available on the Adult Roku)
  • ESPN Plus (only available on the Adult Roku)