Animal Soup by Todd H. Doodler

Animal Soup is a new book by Todd H. Doodler that tickles the taste buds and the funny bone!

Get ready to meet squales, gorillacans, birdles, and many more mixed-up creatures when you try to guess what's under each sturdy flap. Bold art, playful text, and silly names will have children asking for a second helping of Animal Soup. This deliciously mixed-up animal book is a hilarious read for all ages! Pick it up today in the Children's Room!

Fall Fun in the Children's Room

We've just finalized our fall schedule for the Children's Room and WOW is it jam packed with fun! 

Everyone from babies to elementary schoolers can get in on the action. All the program are free and most require NO registration - just drop in and enjoy. We'll host storytimes, afterschool program, and local favorites like the Please Touch Museum, MusicWorks, the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Zoo, and more!

Check EventKeeper for all the details. Some program will require registration - this will begin on September 1st at 10am - make sure to check the details of your program!


Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services are less about the searching and more about the getting. This new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. The new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising and profitable pastures. Check out these findings from the article link: The Web Is Dead.  This evolutionary interplay between business, technology, consumers and education-which in my opinion encompasses the library niche is an intriguing one. Your insights /comments are welcome. Richard Thau, Library Director at  Please consider leaving your comments at our FaceBook page if you desire.



Friends Book Sale Note

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale is coming.

Monies raised goes to support the acquisition of important library resources

Dates: Sept. 24, Sept. 25, Sept 26 and Oct. 2.

At this time, the Friends have closed the pipeline for further donations for the upcoming sale. Thanks to those who have donated materials for the sale.

Please check out the Friends of the Library website for additional details.

The #1 Card!

Library Cards for All!


       To:  The Greater Community:

            In tough economic times, parents might find it harder than ever to make sure their children have everything they need for school. Luckily, the most important school supply of all does not cost a thing. It’s a library card. Libraries support literacy education by providing teaching resources, space for tutoring, and information and referral services, as well as with access to music, DVDs, the Internet, books and more. By motivating children to read, librarians create lifelong readers, and that makes for better citizens, and that makes for a healthier democracy.
          Of course, library cards aren’t just for kidsA recent report found that the importance of libraries in American life continued to grow in 2010—and accelerated dramatically as the national economy sank and people looked for sources of cost-effective help in a time of crisis. In fact, 68 percent of American adults have a library card. Now more than ever, Americans turn to – and depend on – their libraries and librarians financial information, computer and Internet access, and, of course, books, movies and more. It’s all free with a library card.  
Please do communicate with me your thoughts on this and all matters library! I look forward to speaking with you individually!
–Richard Thau/Library Director