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 PlayhouseNew Hope Film FestivalNew Hope ArtsTyler Park Center for the ArtsRiverside SymphoniaACME Screening RoomTown and Country PlayersBristol Riverside Theater/ Music Mountain Theater

Clubs and Organizations

Phillips Mill Community Association/ New Hope Helping


Solebury TownshipNew Hope BoroughEagle Fire Company

History & Genealogy

New Hope Historical SocietySolebury Historical Society/


New Hope Celebrates PrideFACT Bucks CountyRetroScope


Bucks County Children’s MuseumMichener Art MuseumMercer Museum & Fonthill Castle/Pearl Buck HousePennsbury Manor/ New Hope-Ivyland RailroadBucks County Civil War Museum and Library/

Social Services

Fisherman’s MarkArea Agency on Aging/Bucks County Health Department/ Delaware Valley Food Pantry

Volunteer Opportunities

Bucks County Alive Volunteer ConnectionsVolunteer Match/Habitat for Humanity/ United Way


Business Organizations

Greater Lambertville Chamber of Commerce/New Hope Visitors’ Center/Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce

Consumer Help

Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection



New Hope Solebury Cares/ Bucks County Department of Health/ Doylestown Hospital Community Outreach/ Bucks County Covid 19


Local News

Bucks County HeraldThe Intelligencer/ Bucks County Alive/