$10 - some say that's the cost of three cups of
Starbucks. Others might say, a ticket to the Reading
Phillies. Others might say, a few lottery
To the library, $10 is the average amount our
residents pay in taxes each year for the
library. We say "average" because, depending
on the assessment of your house, the average might be
The school district's appropriation to the
library will end this year - a loss of $440,000 per year
to the library. Without these funds, the library
will receive $10 per resident per year (not
Down 309, in Horsham, residents are taxed $42 per
year for their library. In Cheltenham, it's
$40; in Abington, $35. Upper and Lower
Merion residents are taxed $63 per year. In
Lansdale, it's $23.50. Residents of Wissahickon,
Upper Moreland, and Whitemarsh all pay $26-27 library
IVPL has done a magnificent job of serving the
community on appropriations of $20 per resident per
year. But next year it will drop to $10. We
cannot remain open seven days a week, plan
hundreds of programs and
storyhours, have an excellent staff to serve
you with up-to-date resources,
and provide internet
workstations for only $10 per resident per
Now is the time to let your township or borough
know how much you need the library. There is a
proposal before the Task Force Funding Committee that
municipal contributions to the library be doubled, from
.157 to .33 mills (in dollars, about $10 to $20 per
resident, per year) beginning in 2014. Your voices mean
a lot. Thank you for supporting this
wonderful community resource.
--Linda Beck, Director
Seniors Town Hall with
Congressman FitzpatrickTuesday, May 1,
Join Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for a
Seniors Town Hall on Tuesday, May 1 in IVPL's Community
How would this sign look
outside your library?
fact is that the library faces huge budget issues
because the school district will no longer fund library
operations after 2012.
is a proposal on the table for your township supervisors
and borough council members to increase the millage for
the library - from .165 to .33. The library tax would go
from $10 to $20, on average, depending on your
proposal was made by Douglas Gifford, chair of the Lower
Salford Supervisors, because, as it puts it, "it is the
right thing to do," and this is a wise investment in our
can YOU do?
to your township or borough. Let your voice be heard.
Tell them you support additional funding for library
services. Tell them you want the library open 65 hours a
week, not 15.
on a link below for contact information, or attend a
meeting. Meetings are held as follows:
3rd Monday, 7 pm
1st Wednesday, 7 pm
3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm
1st Monday, 7:30 pm
1st Monday, 7:30 pm
2nd Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Brews for Books - Save the
DateJoin us on July 28 for a beer
tasting event in support of your library.
area brewers and sample their beers.
with the brewers.
Learn about home brewing.
food from local restaurants and food
Check out our Facebook page for news
and updates: www.brewsforbooks.org.
advance/$40 at the door.
information call 215-723-9109 or email
Indian Valley Jr. Women's Club
Herb & Flower Sale Saturday, May
5, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join us on May 5, for the very
popular annual herb sale sponsored by the Indian Valley
Junior Women's Club. Choices are extensive, prices are
reasonable, and all proceeds go to the
New this year...
addition to our selection of herbs we will be taking
|Old Glory Hanging
Gardens" and "Old Glory" hanging baskets to help
decorate our community for Souderton's 125th
Glory" Hanging Baskets - $25.00
Gardens" will consist of 7 - #4 pots of red geraniums,
white wave petunias, and blue salvia along with a flag
showing your support for our community and the Indian
Valley Public Library. The gardens are available for
your pre-orders at the Reference Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders may be
picked up at the library on May 5th or other
arrangements may be made.
Penn Foundation Art and Poetry
Show and Sale
All proceeds go directly to
artists, residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties who
are recovering from mental illness or additions. For
more information, contact Lisa Dembrosky at
Grow Your Own Butterfly
summer, many people inquired about the plants in the
library's Butterfly Garden, and we promised that we
would have seeds to sell this year from several of the
plants. Seeds are on sale at the front desk.
- Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica; aka
Mexican milkweed or blood flower) seeds will need to
be started indoors; $1.00 per packet.
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepia tuberosa; aka
butterfly weed or orange milkweed). Limited quantities
will be on sale.
- Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Limited
quantities will be on sale.
- Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum
Having Your Ancestors for
Lunch Join us for lunchtime programs on
genealogy: bring a brown-bag lunch if you
Saturdays from 11am to 12:15pm
June 2, July 21, August 11, September 1, October
What will we do?
11-11:45: Topics of
interest -- what's new in the genealogy world, what the
library can do for you, how to get started,
11:45-12:15: Do-you-own-research (with
help!) and share your genealogy quests.
the PA Room or the computer lab (depending on the
Register at the Reference Desk or via
Free and open to
Buy 10 DVD or Audiobook
Rentals, Get One Free Get one free rental when you
check out 10 feature films or 10 audiobooks. Buy an IVPL
DVD punch card for $20 or an audiobook punch card for
$10, get your card stamped every time you rent a item,
and your eleventh checkout is free.
cards at the Front Desk.
Coming Soon - Check Out an
Soon you will be
able to check out an eReader (Sony, Nook or Kindle)
loaded full of eBooks. Always wanted to try one out but
not sure if you like eBooks? Need something lightweight
to take on a trip? Stay tuned!
Find Answers to Your Medicare
you have questions about your Medicare plan? Are
you wondering whether you've made the right
choices? APPRISE volunteer Roy Jannenga will be at
the library on the second Wednesday
evening of each month, starting at 7:00 pm, to
answer your questions.
is a free health insurance counseling program designed
to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.
Acoustic / All Local --
Performers Under 20Friday, May 11, 7:00
*note the special start
IVPL's own Dan Suardi and Tyler McMaster, plus
Open to all, free of charge.
Bring your friends.
Special thanks to the
Pharo Family Fund for sponsoring Second Fridays
Morning Book Club IVPL's Monday Morning Book
Club meets the second Monday of every month at 10 am.
We'll read books from IVPL's Book-Club-in-a-Bag.
This month we'll discuss The
English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Please
register for the book club by calling the Reference Desk
215-723-9109 or email email@example.com.
May 3, 7:00 pm
The Evolution of
Bruno Littlemore, by Benjamin
Anyone is welcome to
Book discussions occur from
7:00-8:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month from
October through May.
There is no fee, but please
register to reserve your space.
Mystery Book DiscussionWednesday, May 9, 2:30 - 4:00
De Witt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran
Interested in discussing
mystery, murder, and intrigue? This group meets on the
second Wednesday of the month, 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Limited
copies of each book are available at the library. Call
the Reference Desk to register. Check the website
for future book
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If you speak
level of ) German and would like to practice
conversation, please feel free to join this group on the
last Tuesday evening of each month at 7 pm
in one of the library's study rooms.
The topics vary, as does the fluency. We
tend to be informal, and the intent is to support each
other in improving our ability to communicate about all
kinds of things! There is no cost to attend. If you
would like more information, please contact Jean
NightTuesday, May 15, 6:00 pm
movie on our big screen, and stay after to discuss it
with other movie fans. Movie titles will be posted in
May 6, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 10:00 -
are one-and-a-half hour, informal conversations that
anyone is welcome to join. Discussion
topics emerge from the interest of the
Forgotten Voices Poetry
Group Poets and poetry lovers
are invited to Forgotten Voices meetings, held on the
first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at
The group has been meeting at
the library for more than 20 years and is led by Joanne
Leva, creator of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate
program. You can share poetry that you've written,
read poetry that you love, or simply listen to poetry
read by others. Guest speakers are sometimes
Writer's Group Always wanted to write
something but weren't sure where to begin? Or are you
already working on a novel, short story, or memoir? Join
the IVPL Writer's Group!
Join us on Sunday, May
20 at 2:00 pm.
We will meet once a month to share
work, give and receive feedback, and talk about writing.
For more information, go to the Writer's Group webpage, or contact the
group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science in the
summer's theme: Simple Machines
June 25 - Thursday, June 28
Ready for Science in the Summer at IVPL!
in the Summer is a free science
education program that helps elementary school children
"grow into science."
children entering grades 2 or 3:
Session: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Session: 1:00 - 1:45 pm
children entering grades 4, 5, or 6:
Session: 11:15 - 12:00 noon
Session : 2:15 - 3:00 pm
began on April
1. Please come in to the
library to fill out a registration form for the lottery.
No phone or email registrations will be taken. Those
selected to participate will be notified by mail the
first week of May.
REMEMBER THAT THERE IS SPACE FOR ONLY 64
Spring Children's Programs
Mommy and Me
Wednesday, May 9 at
Join us for special stories with
Mom or other female role model (Grandmas, Aunts, big
Sisters, neighbors and friends welcome!) for stories and
a special craft.
Lunch Bunch Story Time
Every Wednesday at 11:00 am, May through
July. Join us for stories outside
(weather permitting) under our shady trees. Bring your
lunch. All ages welcome. No signup required.
Every Wednesday evening at
7 pm, May through August 15. Turn off
the TV and log off the computer! Use your imagination
and enjoy an evening of stories and finger plays. Wear
your PJs and bring the whole family. No
**Be sure to try our new web sites for
Age Kids, and Teens.**
IVPL Kids Happenings on
Want to find out the latest
happenings in the Children's Room? Can't remember when
story time starts? Want to participate in fun
contests that can win your child free books? Then follow
Indian Valley Public Library Kid's Room on twitter
TeensJoin the Teen Advisory
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a
group that meets every other month to plan teen programs
and suggest books and other materials for the library.
Join us for a meeting to hang out, get involved, and be
part of your library. Fill out the online
application on the Teen Page of the website if you
are interested in
Free Comic Book
IVPL is a host site for Free Comic Book
Day. Come into the library on
Saturday, May 5 from 10 am to 5 pm and get your free
comic book while supplies
Monday, May 14. Meet at 6:30 pm in the
to play our newest Wii games!
some of your favorites and your controller!
provided! Email Ms Sara @ email@example.com for more info.
for programs? Email Ms. Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday afternoon at 3:00 pm in Study Room
Bring your projects, ideas, knitting needles,
and friends. Hot drinks, snacks, and good company
guaranteed. Knitting consultations and coaching
Hookers Crochet Group Meets every Tuesday evening at
7:00 pm in one of our study rooms.
who love to crochet!
Enclosed is my donation for
|Make donations payable to
Indian Valley Public Library. |
Send or drop off
donations to 100 E. Church Avenue, Telford, PA
|That's all for now. See
you next month!|
Indian Valley Public
Monday, May 28 -
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15
9:00 am -
Thursday, May 24
9:00 am - 9:00
**Dates may change due to availability of
News from the
world of handwriting and personality. This group will meet in
IVPL's Community Room on Saturday, May 19, 10am - 5pm. You may
bring in handwriting samples, which will be analyzed at no
Led by Allan Grim, author of Strokes:
Inside the Fascinating, Mysterious World of Handwriting
IVPL Mobile Site
to try the IVPL mobile website, optimized for your mobile
device--tablet or smartphone. Our mobile site enables you to
search the library catalog, check your account and access the
most important library info easily on your device.
Search the Philadelphia Inquirer
Search the Philadelphia Inquirer
online through the IVPL website. Go to www.ivpl.org and find the
Inquirer logo on the right side of the home page. You will
need your library card number to access the Inquirer online.
Includes access to 1/1/1981 to the
download eBooks for free onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone
and many other devices through the library website.
Click the Download Audiobooks & eBooks link on the
IVPL website, log in with your library card, and download
eBooks to your computer, eReader, or mobile device (click here
for a list of compatible devices).
Support Your Library
If you would like to make a
tax-deductible donation to the library by credit card or Pay
Pal, click the Donate
button on the IVPL homepage.
To send us a
donation, print and fill out the coupon at the bottom of this
newsletter, and include it with your check payable to Indian Valley Public
Thank you for your
Exchange your magazines the second Saturday of
each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the IVPL
Bring some and take some.
All ages are welcome.
IVPL sends email
notifications for holds and overdues.
notifications, please send your email address to
email@example.com. If we do not have your email address on
file, you will receive notifications via snail mail.
Please note: Receipt of this newsletter does not mean
we have your email address for notices. Please check with the
Reference Desk if you are
We Love Recycling!
Please bring the following
items to our green and yellow bins (in the side parking lot):
Catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, TV guides,
ad circulars, folders, construction paper, poster paper (no
phone books or cardboard).
Where do you go to find out news and information about
your town? Try the Souderton-Telford Main Streets website (http://www.stmainst.org). There you will find
the latest about the farmers market, restaurants, arts and
community events, revitalization projects, and much
While you are there, sign up for their very
informative email newsletter!