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Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville
a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
serving the residents of Collegeville, Trappe, and Schwenksville Boroughs
plus Perkiomen, Lower Frederick, Skippack and Upper Salford Townships

290 Second Street    ~    Schwenksville, PA 19473
phone: 610-287-8360    website:


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Make a difference: become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization which supports the library as a cultural and educational asset to the Perkiomen Valley.

Our Mission

  • To provide financial support through fund raising activities. 
  • To sponsor programs for children and  adults. 
  • And to contribute to library staffing by serving as volunteers. 

For more information or to join the Friends contact Colleen Butler, President, at


History of the Friends

In January 1992, the needs for a "Friends" group was discussed at a meeting of the Library Board.  At that time, the Board joined the Friends of Libraries USA.  A new members kit was received with suggestions of ways to start a local group.

In May of that same year, a small group of volunteers wrote some very simple by-laws, which were approved by the PVL Board.  The first meeting was held in September, with twenty-one charter members present. 

The first activity of this fledgling group was a read aloud of "The Pixie Wish Tree", a story written by a young friend.  There was a Wish Tree placed in the Library, and children decorated it with their wishes.  This fun activity, introduced at the Library, went on the road to several area locations.

Over the past eleven years, the Friends have made many contributions to the Library, including a new sign on the Library lawn, display racks, a baby changing station in the Community Room lavatory, and (in partnership with the Schwenksville Women's Civic Club) a new Computer Lab.

The Friends promote the Library by sponsoring reading programs for both children and adults.  They are proud to continue funding the popular volunteer story time and began the library's first book discussion club.  In 2003, the Friends secured a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to host a Read About It! book discussion series.


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The Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and is a participating member of the Pennsylvania Access program.