Services

FREE WiFi AND COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

The library is pleased to provide 8 computer workstations for the public to use. The workstations provide Internet access and word processing, spreadsheet, and power point presentation programs. Black and white printing is available for $0.15 a page. We also offer free wireless service. See below for our technology-related policies.
Internet and Wireless User Policy


RENTAL BOOKS

Because so many new books are in high demand, the library offers some new books for rent for patrons who do not wish to wait for a copy to become available. Rental books cost $1.00 and can be checked out for 7 days. These books cannot be renewed.


MUSEUM PASSES

The library has the following museum passes available to be checked out.

• Pass may be reserved by phone for 1 hour only

• Passes are checked out for 3 days; One Museum Pass Per Family

• $5.00/day overdue fine is applied for late return; If lost, full amount of membership will be charged.

Morris Arboretum of the University of PA
100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118   215-247-5777
Admits 2 adults and 4 children
*Please note that we have two passes to the Morris Arboretum but one pass is only available to Springfield Township residents.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103   215-299-1000
Admits 2 adults and 5 children

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118   215-247-0476
Admits 2 adults and 4 children

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA  19401   800-652-4143
Admits 2 adults and 6 children

University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104   215-898-4000
Admits 2 adults and all dependent children in household under age 21

American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA  19380   610-436-9600
Admits 4

National Constitution Center
Independence Mall, 525 Arch St., Phila. PA  19106   215-409-6700
Admits 2 adults and 4 children

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ  08103   856-966-1652 ext. 127
Admits 2 adults and 3 children; Library has two memberships available for loan


MATERIALS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

If you are unable to find the material you need at FLS, we can search other libraries across the county and state for the material and request that it be sent to FLS, where you can pick it up. 

If the material is at another library in the Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium (MCLINC), we can place a request for the material and have it delivered to FLS. Normal lending limits apply, and if the item is not picked up within 7 days of its arrival at FLS, it will be returned to the owning library.

If the material is at a library outside of MCLINC but within the state of Pennsylvania, we can request material as an inter-library loan through our Access PA service and have it delivered to FLS. Lending terms for inter-library loan items are typically 30 days unless otherwise noted. 


REFERENCE

Please come in or call our reference department. We are ready to help you locate the information you need, whether you need to navigate books, journals, or online resources. Our Ready Reference shelf has various information sources such as almanacs, local directories, and government brochures to aid in your information search.


AARP TAX PREPARATION

A free service for mid-to-low income residents who have basic tax returns and would like assistance in the completion of local, state, and federal forms. Appointments are required; you can call the library to sign up during tax preparation season.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Various programs covering preventive healthcare, nutrition, and fitness are offered at the library at no cost to attendees.


APPRISE/RSVP MEDICARE COUNSELING

One-on-one assessment of Medicare benefits with a trained APPRISE counselor on Mondays throughout the year. Special sessions are offered during open enrollment times. Call the library to make an appointment. 


COMPUTER INSTRUCTION

One-on-one computer tutoring classes. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, novice users, Microsoft Word, searching the Internet, and setting up an e-mail account. Classes last one hour, and a wide range of times are available. Call or stop by the library to sign up!


PA FORWARD    

The Pennsylvania Library Association has put in place an innovative action plan in libraries—known as PA Forward—to show how libraries help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills and position residents for success. Those five skills are: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. PA Forward illustrates that Pennsylvania’s libraries are in great demand and have valuable resources to offer citizens of all ages and from all walks of life. To learn more about this initiative, visit paforward.org