The library is managed by Director, Laura Arnhold, under the advisement of the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
For information about the Library Board of Directors.
Educate. Empower. Engage.
The Upper Merion Public Library’s mission is to educate, empower and engage to strengthen a connected and engaged community.
Member of MCLINC
The Library is part of the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium (MCLINC). This ensures the best possible public service to the residents of Montgomery County through the sharing of resources. The Library offers programming from birth to adulthood with a focus on educating and entertaining the community.
PA Forward Initiative
PA Forward is a statewide initiative under the PA Library Association (PaLA), which works to strengthen the state’s libraries through education, advocacy and leadership. With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunities for all of our citizens. For more information, check out the PA Forward website.
This initiative focuses on five literacy skills:
It is our job in the library to provide resources and programs to promote these five literacies – you’ll be seeing signage in the library as well as on our promotional material highlighting one of the five literacies. This doesn’t change what we do, it gives us resources to connect with and support from our state association to provide our community with the tools they need to become successful citizens of Pennsylvania. The Upper Merion Township Library currently holds a Gold Star status with the PA Forward initiative!
Learn more about the Upper Merion Township Library’s policies.