The Oley Valley Library Committee began in 2009 with the goal of establishing a new library right here in the valley. A dedicated group of volunteers leapt into this mission with a clear vision, knowing that the entire community would benefit from a public library.
Indeed, since the doors opened in the administration building at the high school 12 years ago, the Oley Valley Library has been everything the team imagined: a gathering place, a technology site, a learning spot, a place to connect. After outgrowing the space there, it moved to its current location in the basement of Friedens UCC Church in 2015, where the library hosts programs for preschoolers, teens, knitters, readers, genealogists, artists, writers, homeschoolers and more.
In 2018, the library sought support from the community to become a state-aided library, and a referendum was placed on the ballot in the fall. It passed thanks to the community who voted in favor of the library. Because of that, the library has been able to add more materials and additional programming.
A library is more than books, so much more!