Special Collections

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Muhlenberg Community Library has several special collections, including Autism, Literacy, Spanish/Bilingual and Local History.

 

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Autism Collection

The Autism Collection was created through a partnership between Muhlenberg Community Library and The Autism Society of Berks.

The collection includes picture books and juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles.

The bulk of the collection includes adult non-fiction titles for parents, caregivers and teachers . 

There are also several books dealing with Tourette Syndrome and other learning differences.

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Literacy Collection

This collection includes materials to assist patrons learn English, improve reading, and prepare for the GED and the US Citizenship Test.

ESL series for English Language Learners, monolingual and bilingual Oxford Picture Dictionaries and also Comprehensive ReadingWise Strategies texts from the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks are available.

If you are looking for high interest/low readability items, you will enjoy the Townsend Collection of fiction and non-fiction books.

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Bilingual and Spanish Collection

The Bilingual and Spanish Collection features an expanding collection of bilingual picture books, board books and juvenile non-fiction titles.

It also includes a small but growing number of novels and non-fiction books in Spanish for children, young adults and adults. 

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Local History

Our Local History Collection includes over 160 items covering topics from the Arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the Wrath of Agnes

Just some of the subjects found in the collection include Berks County churches, women in history, railroads, congressional history, hatters, Native Americans and covered bridges.