The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacy Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nations are also recognizing:
With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel education and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.
Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They are agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic literacy, information literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy and financial literacy.
As a Gold Star library, the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury has demonstrated its commitment to providing services and programs that meet all five of the PA Forward Literacies. Below is a list of community resources that take you “beyond the book” to access the information you are looking for. As always, if you need additional resources or assistance, please contact us at 215-862-2330.
The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury Card Catalog/
Bucks County Playhouse/ New Hope Film Festival/ New Hope Arts/ Tyler Park Center for the Arts/ Riverside Symphonia/ ACME Screening Room/ Town and Country Players/ Bristol Riverside Theater/ Music Mountain Theater
Clubs and Organizations
Phillips Mill Community Association/ New Hope Helping
Solebury Township/ New Hope Borough/ Eagle Fire Company
History & Genealogy
New Hope Historical Society/ Solebury Historical Society/
New Hope Celebrates Pride/ FACT Bucks County/ RetroScope
Bucks County Children’s Museum/ Michener Art Museum/ Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle/Pearl Buck House/ Pennsbury Manor/ New Hope-Ivyland Railroad/ Bucks County Civil War Museum and Library/
Fisherman’s Mark/ Area Agency on Aging/Bucks County Health Department/ Delaware Valley Food Pantry
Bucks County Alive Volunteer Connections/ Volunteer Match/Habitat for Humanity/ United Way
Greater Lambertville Chamber of Commerce/New Hope Visitors’ Center/Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce
Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection
New Hope Solebury Cares/ Bucks County Department of Health/ Doylestown Hospital Community Outreach/ Bucks County Covid 19