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
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.
Haven't been able to visit yet to see what we have to offer? Take a virtual tour! Click on the arrow below to see the
facility and hear about some of our programs. There is no fee to visit via Internet ... or to join and enjoy in person!
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