The Boyertown Community Library will serve the cultural, social, and community needs of a diverse population by providing global access to current informational, educational, and recreational resources through programs and services. The library will engage the community in lifelong learning through equal access to information, technology, gathering spaces, and expert staff to help the community live, learn, and grow.
The library will engage the community in lifelong learning through equal access to information, technology, gathering spaces, and expert staff to help the community live, learn, and grow.
More About Us
The Boyertown Community Library, part of the Berks County Public Library System, is a community center and gathering place. We offer books and movies, of course, but much more, including:
- Free computer and Wi-Fi access
- Free access to resources like LinkedIn Learning.com and Creative Bug
- Study rooms and meeting spaces
- Passport services
- Engaging programs and classes for all ages
- Museum passes
- E books
Despite the constraints caused by COVID – 19, we are continuing to provide information and services in a safe and welcoming environment. Our hours are Monday –Wednesday 10-8 and Thursday – Saturday 10- 5.
Your contribution is important towards conducting our current programs and helping us forge a strong future for generations to come. Thank you very much for your support.
In 2019, BCL had over 80,000 building visits, over 18,000 computer sessions, over 145,000 items borrowed, and over 550 programs with more than 8800 people attending. We look forward to these numbers increasing as we strive to maximize our potential in our new space. With a larger space in which to work, the BCL has been able to expand services in order to continue to fulfill its mission. The library offers free Wi-Fi and computer use, low cost copy and print service and free scanning. We also provide tax forms and we are a Passport Acceptance Facility.
At the beginning of the year, BCL proudly offered three new digital resources to their patrons. Those resources are RB Digital, CreativeBug and Lynda.com. With these new resources patrons can listen to e-audiobooks, view thousands of craft videos, and learn new career skills in the comfort of their home. BCL patrons were also able to check out passes to the Elmwood Park Zoo, DaVinci Science Center, Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Reading Public Museum, and the Berks History Center.
Throughout the year we offered diverse program opportunities including coding, math club, family dance party, African drumming, and a visit with live birds from Indian Run Environmental Education Center. We held monthly after hours events for teens, with topics including comics, science in the movies, engineering with k’nex, board games, and art projects. We also hosted opportunities with special guest educators, including a self-defense workshop. During Children’s Book Week we hosted two local authors, Pamela Tuck and Kevin McCloskey. These programs gave community members a glimpse of the book creation process.
Summer Quest provided free recreational and educational programs for patrons of all ages. Children in elementary school participated in the Summer STEAM lab program. Our Youth Chess Club and Teen Writing Club were well attended. Adults enjoyed craft and painting classes and book discussion groups. The library added several board games for patrons to either play at the library or to check out and try at home.
A new partnership, Reading on the Rails, was forged with the Colebrookdale Railroad. There was record attendance for story time at Frecon Farms orchard.
Thanks to a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association and Dollar General, the library was able to offer summer employment to five teenagers from the community, giving them an enriching learning experience and teaching them valuable work skills.
We use our library for so much…..homeschooling, resources, family movies, pleasure reading, and love visiting and leaving with our new items!
The library makes getting passports very easy. We are happy that they grant the community this service.
Love attending the different programs……so many thing offered for all ages!
Appreciate the welcoming staff and the help they provide with questions, selections, and helping my experience when visiting.
I love that the base has become wider for obtaining books. And also being able to utilize audio and ebooks directly from home.