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  About the North Wales Library

Library Information

  • The North Wales Area Library had been housed in the basement of the North Wales Elementary School since 1927. Over the years, the collection had outgrown its space, and facilities for community programming were highly desired. The present building at 233 Swartley Street was purchased in 2008. A two-year renovation commenced. On January 4, 2010, the North Wales Area Library re-opened containing 30,000 volumes with community space for activities.

  • Today the North Wales Area Library is used by a much larger community, including the residents of North Wales, Lansdale, Hatfield, Upper Gwynedd, and Montgomery and Towamencin Townships.

  • The North Wales Area Library is much more than a collection of books. We offer a variety of reading, science and humanities programs, book clubs for all ages as well as access to required books on summer reading lists.

  • Teachers with valid district IDs can borrow books from the Library to enhance their classroom activities and classes are encouraged to visit the Library for on-site instruction. Our evening hours provide access to important educational materials

  • The North Wales Area Library is a vital part of the North Penn community and is moving forward with our plans for an exciting future that will continue to meet the needs of area residents. Visit our website frequently for updates on programming and stop in to the Library to check out what we have to offer.

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North Wales Area Library · 233 S. Swartley Street, North Wales, PA 19454 · (215) 699-5410
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