Including - Regular and Large Print Books, Biographies, Classics, Magazines, Audiobooks, DVDs, Kids Easy Readers, Picture and Chapter Books, Teen Books, STEM kits
The Olde Village Square East is a busy little shopping center in Jacobus. You can go there to fill up your gas tank and pick up bread & milk, a pizza or fresh-made baked goods. And snuggled right in the center, between the dog groomers and pizza shop, is the Village Library.
Inside, children and adults browse among a variety of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials to meet every interest. Students can access the internet to do research and adults use the computers for everything from checking their e-mail to searching for employment opportunities, complete with print, copy and fax abilities. With your library card, you can access Libby and Hoopla for e-books, e-audios, music and movies.
Village Library offers several story times, including the ever-popular SummerQuest for kids and adults - with reading, fun, programs, prizes, andGoYork hikes. There are three book discussion groups -- the Village Readers, a morning group, Book Club Besties, an afternoon group, and the Rowdy Readers who meet one evening a month -- and a friendly group of knitters who meet twice a week. We also host a monthly Women's Wellness group and a monthly Teen Tech Support drop-in to help you with your devices and answer technology questions. Fundraising events include a continous indoor book sale plus two large book sales that coincide with Jacobus Borough's "Fourth of July BLAST" celebration and "Christmastime in Loganville".
For more detailed information on our current activities, please give us a call at 717-428-1034 or visit our website, Facebook, or Instagram.
The Village Library began life as the Springfield Township Mini Library, which opened on December 13, 1980 in a renovated bread truck parked on the property of Godfrey Bros. Meats. Charter member Barb Larson recalls, "I sat behind the steering wheel and checked out books." Pre-school story time was held at a nearby church.
The library quickly outgrew the bread truck and moved into a small storefront in the Olde Village Shopping Center West, where it became known as the Springfield Township Area Library. In 1988, the library moved across the street to its present location where originally it occupied a double storefront. At this time it became known as the Village Library.
The library now had two rooms -- one for adults and one for children. In 2004, the children's room was expanded into a third storefront and a small kitchen was added. Since then, a fourth storefront has been added, allowing for more room for the adult collection, as well as a used book sale area and a space for adult programs. This work was done by members of the 'Friends of the Library', a group that supports the library through its fundraising efforts.
Jacobus Borough 126 N. Cherry Lane • Jacobus, Pennsylvania 17407-1000 Phone (717) 428-1752 • Fax (717) 428-0588 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org