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Knitting and Networking tomorrow (Thursday) Morning!

Join us for knitting! Eliza will lead the way….KID FRIENDLY! Also taking place is Networking! And as always, FREE COFFEE  ☕️☕️☕️ See you at 10 am!

Summer Knitting Tomorrow, 8/25 at OVCL

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Networking Meeting at OVCL 8/25

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OLYMPICS INSPIRED LIBRARIANS TRY SYNCHRONIZED BOOKSHELF ORGANIZATION

OLYMPICS INSPIRED LIBRARIANS TRY SYNCHRONIZED BOOKSHELF ORGANIZATION: 

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31 bag Library Fundraiser 

Senior Workshop begins tomorrow, 8/24 at 1pm

Oley Library and Friedens UCC has partnered to bring you an award winning program. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
This is a two hour, weekly class taking place every Wednesday beginning August 24th and ending October 12th.
Program is FREE AND SEATING IS LIMITED. Event to take place in Weidner Hall. Registration is required. Call to register 610-374-3195 ext. 224 or MSitler@BerksEncore.org

Please take note…

While we have updated our hours on our website and all social media outlets, please take not they begin tomorrow, not today. We will open today at 2pm. 

Ways To Help

Ways to Help

  1. Make a financial donation.
    • Donations can be sent through the mail to 339 Main Street Oley PA, 19547.
    • Donations can also be made through the secure site and link here: Just Give
  2. Adopt a book
    • In memoriam
    • In honor
  3. Purchase items from our wish list
  4. Donate books or movies
  5. Volunteer your time and expertise.
  6. Help with special projects at the library.
  7. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instragram
  8. Receive email blasts to stay updated on new and events.
  9. Bring us your ideas for books and programs.
  10. Write to your local representatives about how much you love and support your library.

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10AM-7PM

Friday and Saturday 10AM-2PM

The Oley Valley Community Library follows the OVSD Calendar for closings. However the Library will be open when teachers and staff have an “inservice day” scheduled.

For weather delays and closing we will follow the Oley Valley School District policy. Watch WFMZ for weather closings and delays. If OVSD is closed, we are closed.

Where are you located?

Our Address:
339 Main Street

Oley, PA 19547

Courtyard Entrance of Friedens United Church of Christ

Where can I park?

Off street and lot parking available.

 

I want to order a book online and I didn’t see Oley Library listed as a pick up location? Why not?

We are not on the Berks County Library website as a pick up location because we are not a recognized member of the Berks County Library System. If you do not see an item in our library you are looking for we will gladly purchase it and add it to the library.

 

Can I order books from other libraries and have them delivered to Oley?

No. Unfortunately the Berks County Public Library system does not allow us to be a part of this.

 

Can I return books from other libraries to Oley?

 No. Unfortunately the Berks County Public Library system  does not allow us to be a part of this.

Do I need an Oley Library Card?

 If you have a Berks County Library Card we can use that to enter you in to our system. If you do not have one, we can issue one.

 

I don’t have a Berks County Library Card, can I get one at Oley Library?

 Yes! Ask the librarian for an application!

 

Do you have computers? Printer?

Yes. We currently have 2 computers and a printer for public use.  Our print outs are $.10 per black and white and $.25 for color.

We also have 4 Mac Books for public use.

 

Do you have a fax machine?

Yes! $1.00 per page

What happened to the Book Mobile?

The Book Mobile was removed from the budget of the Berks County Library System and therefore no longer services our community.  The removal of the Book Mobile was one of the catalysts for the creation of the Oley Valley Community Library.

Say Yes

On Tuesday May 20th, 2014 the Oley Township Primary Election ballot  included a referendum on the question of community support for the Oley Valley Community Library. Voters were asked to approve an increase of .09051828% millage to their Oley Township Real Estate Tax bill. This revenue would be dedicated to the support and maintenance of the Valley’s community library.  Dedicated municipal support is one of the key requirements of membership in the County Library system.

[For a property assessed at $100,000 this translated to an additional $9.00 for the household annually.  For a $250,000 property assessment, the increase wouldhave been $22.50.]

Sadly, the vote failed by the slimmest margin and our application for county library affiliation languished.  The Library itself marches on driven by volunteers who believe in the value of supporting literacy at all levels in our community: social, academic, technical, on and on.

How Does Our Community Benefit from a Library?
• As part of the Berks County Library System, our community could benefit from the shared resources of all of the libraries in the county.
• Making an investment at the local level will allow us, as a community, to reclaim county and state tax dollars that are being given to other libraries.
• Community members can borrow not only print items but also digital items
• A community library provides programming that is unique to the community that they serve and will hear and work to provide programming on topics that you request.
• Provide services to all ages from birth to adult (Examples: computer access, a meeting space for groups and school projects, etc)

 

Calculate the value of our library for your family’s usage here.

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