Saturday, June 27th, 9 am to 1 pm
Copper, aluminum, brass, steel and more.
No fee, all donations appreciated
(Please drop off only during recycling hours)
will be cancelled Saturday in case of rain. Come Sunday instead!
Anytime between 10am and 3pm
We can use your help trail blazing!
Library Storytime and Nature Hike – Rocks are Lively
Monday, June 29th 11am to 12:30pm
All Ages Donation: $5
The Pottstown Library and the Althouse Arboretum will team up for this special program. Leslie Stillings, Director of Youth Services, will be our guest storytime reader. Afterwards, children will enjoy a short hike, guided by our staff, where they will climb rocks, explore the boulder field, and try their hand at “rock” experiments! You can register here
We’re celebrating INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY this TUESDAY!
Free! You are sure to get messy on this day! Come anytime. Several activities will be set up for kids who like to get muddy. Build a castle in the wet sand or try out our mud walk! Warning to Parents: Be prepared for the ride home!
POTTSTOWN, PA – A used book sale will be held in the community room of the Pottstown Regional Public Library on Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st. There are lots of bargains to be had. Stock up, you cannot beat the prices.
The library is at 500 High Street, Pottstown. Website: http://ppl.mclinc.org/
Pottstown, PA – free informational diabetes program will be offered in Pottstown starting today.
The program is for adults diagnosed with diabetes and their families. Participants will attend two-hour classes that include discussions about diabetes, exercise and cooking demonstrations.
The free program called “Dining with Diabetes” will be offered every Friday in October starting with an informational and registration session today. The classes will be taught at the Pottstown Regional Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library is located at 500 E. High St.
Back by popular demand – Charlie Zahm – Friday, March 21, 2014 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Charlie Zahm is one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast. Those who attended last year really enjoyed his concert.
Admission is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 5-14. Tickets can be obtained at the library or purchased at the door the night of the concert.
The Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464
POTTSTOWN, PA — It has been nearly three decades since Pottstown had a new comprehensive plan, but there is a draft on the drawing board right now that is ready for public review.
Crafted with the help of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the current draft plan provides an overall vision for the community and suggests for how to implement that vision.
The draft calls for taking advantage of what Pottstown has — historic architecture and resources to attract heritage tourism; expanding the airport and railroad access; transitioning apartment units back to single-family ownership and appropriate development of multi-unit apartments.
Pottstown’s first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1960.
LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, PA — The township commissioners’ decision to reconsider its 2014 funding for the Pottstown Regional Public Library has resulted in a swelling of support for the library and a number of efforts to keep the funding intact.
Earlier this month when the Board of Commissioners reorganized, the new majority announced its intention to open up the 2014 budget adopted one month earlier and reduce funding to the Pottstown Regional Public Library on High Street.
Paradoxically, in December, Lower Pottsgrove had joined with both Upper Pottsgrove and Pottstown borough in increasing the allocation to the library for 2014.
In Lower Pottsgrove’s case, the commissioners had agreed in December to increase the annual allocation by $5,000 — up to $65,000.
POTTSTOWN PA – Can residents in the Lower Pottsgrove portion of the Pottsgrove School District do what they proved capable of five years ago this month: rescue the Pottstown Regional Public Library by encouraging the township Board of Commissioners to restore proposed funding cuts? The school board’s leader is hoping for it.
The library may literally be banking on it.
A majority of commissioners announced last Monday (Jan. 6, 2014), during their reorganization meeting, that they intended to conduct a Feb. 3 (Monday) hearing in part to consider cutting $10,000 in library funding from the township’s already approved 2014 budget. The library had been allocated to receive a $5,000 increase in Lower Pottsgrove’s contribution, from $60,000 annually in each of the past five years, to $65,000 this year.
The majority last week instead suggested it wants to now lower the donation to $55,000, eliminating the increase and another $5,000 as well. Those commissioners – board President Bruce Foltz, Vice President Stephen Klotz, and new member Shawn Watson – have indicated they would prefer to put more money into the police department and other priorities.
LOWER POTTSGROVE — New township commissioners’ Chairman Bruce Foltz is the first to acknowledge that he and the new majority on the board made a lot of changes in their first meeting of the year Monday night.
In fact, he said so in comments at the close of the meeting.
“We want the staff, fire department, solicitor, and commissioners to have the same goal; for the township to be user friendly,” said Foltz at the close of Monday’s re-organization meeting during which he was elected chairman and many of the immediate changes were implemented.
“We want to bring businesses into the township and have it not be a hassle, with all the back and forth, for our contractors and developers,” Foltz said.
The reference desk in the library has two PCs dedicated to job seekers. The Reference Librarian is available for consultation. Other services include printing, scanning, and faxing. A small cost-recovery fee applies to printing and faxing.
JobNow provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of a paton’s job search. JobNow includes Live Career Coaching,Career Resources, Expert Resume Assistance, and the Adult Learning Center.
The Pottstown Regional Public Library is located at 500 East High Street in Pottstown.
Click here to be taken to their website: http://ppl.mclinc.org/
The second annual Books and Brushes Beef and Beer will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 6-9pm at the Ballroom on High. Named for the two organizations who founded the The Gallery School of Pottstown and the Pottstown Regional Public Library — this community fundraiser is a fun evening of great food and music. All proceeds will benefit the programs and ongoing operations of both organizations.
Popular Pottstown restaurant Grumpy’s will be catering, and the fundraiser will be held at the Ballroom on High, a great downtown venue. The Ballroom, at 310 E. High St. next to the Farmer’s Market, is also the home to SwingKats. Local DJ and MC extraordinaire Pete LaRosa is donating his time and talents to the fundraiser, so be ready to get out on the dance floor.
Tickets are only $20 and include hot roast beef sandwiches, pasta and veggie salads, beer and soft drinks, and homemade desserts. There will also be vegetarian wrap sandwiches available. Guests can purchase their tickets online at www.galleryonhigh.org or in person at the School at 254 E. High St. or the Library at 500 E. High St. The ticket deadline is Tuesday, August 7. No tickets will be available at the door.
The Gallery School of Pottstown is a 501c3 non-profit community art school and gallery. The School offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. The Gallery on High hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The Gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items.