Thank you to Friedens United Church of Christ for the donations and most importantly your support!
Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th!
Call us at 484-491-1278
Do you know we are now on Main Street???
339 Main Street
Oley, PA 19547
Courtyard Entrance of United Church of Christ
We are excited to finally announce that we will be moving IN to our new location starting December 29th. What this means is we will be requiring a LOT of volunteers to help us unload our big truck of bookcases and boxes of books. Below is a link that will take you directly to our online sign up sheet to volunteer on December 29th. Please only volunteer if you are physically able to lift and carry heavy items of at least 20 lbs. We will need around 10 people to do VERY heavy lifting of bookcases and as many people as we can get to carry boxes of books.
We are SO excited to reopen and provide the citizens of the Oley Valley a thriving place to learn, inspire and grow! But we can’t do it without your strong arms so please click below and sign up today!
Tuesday October 14, 2014 (Oley, PA): The Consistory of Friedens UCC Church voted unanimously to house the Oley Valley Public Library in space that started as the church’s first Sunday school. “Opening church doors to the community is a part of our mission” states Karen Shearer, Consistory President. “A public library is an important addition to the Valley.”
“We are delighted with the new space” smiled Helen Clogston, OVCL Board President. “The charming lower level space offers direct, easy patron access. The Library will be able to expand service hours and bandwidth to serve the digital needs of our community.”
The Oley Valley Community Library closed its doors at the Oley Valley School District Administration building mid-August as the District determines the future of the 1929 building. “School district support was critical in starting a library three years ago. We truly appreciate the District’s generosity.” said Clogston.
Library and Church staffs have been discussing options for several months. A final decision, however, was not possible until the congregation was able to learn more about the possible alliance. “Educating our parishioners is critical to success.” stated Shearer “We all learned a lot about the value of a modern library”.
There is much work to complete before announcing an opening date. “To state the obvious, sooner is better” said Clogston, “but we also want to prepare the space correctly.”
Contacts: Helen Clogston 610-987-3016
Karen Shearer 610-921-2896
Although the Oley Library is closed to patrons, there still is a LOT going on behind the scenes and we need your help! Below are a list of dates that we are requesting volunteers. To sign up for any of these dates please click the links below:
September 18,19, and 20th 9am-10pm: Oley Fair Booth volunteers needed to stand at our Library Booth display
September 22 2pm-5pm: Emptying the Book Sale books off the truck and back into the Fairgrounds building.
September 24 and 25 2pm-8pm both days: Moving boxes and furniture from Room 208 in the Admin Building onto the truck
October 11 and 12 9am-5pm both days: Apple Fest Book sale volunteers needed.