The Schuylkill Valley Community Library is circumventing the East Wall Street Bridge closure by establishing a pop-up library for community members at the Leesport Farmer’s Market every Wednesday.
When the East Wall Street Bridge closed for construction last October, library patrons on the East side of the river were forced to drive miles out of their way to access the library. The Schuylkill Valley Community Library, who strives to provide access of library services to all members of the community, saw the need for easier access to those across the Schuylkill River.
Plans were arranged in March to establish a pop-up library at the Leesport Farmer’s Market. Patrons who want to pick up or drop odd books can visit the library’s table in the meeting room of the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. A library staff member will be present from approximately 11:30 am–4:00 pm to assist with item renewals, placing holds, or providing free Internet access through a Wi-Fi hotspot. Patrons may also request their holds be picked up at the pop-up library so long as requests are received by 2:00 pm the Tuesday before. Returns will also be accepted from 8:30 am–6:30 pm via a drop box at the library’s table.
The Schuylkill Valley Community (Pop-Up) Library is anticipated to remain active through August, at which time we will evaluate the possibility of continuing service. Community members can call or email the library with any questions.