Library

May H. Baker Memorial Library

The May H. Baker Memorial Library serves as the focal point of a student’s academic life at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, acting as a gateway for both independent and collective learning, research, and discovery.

Talented Cadets from the Regimental Band put together a drum static that is best performed by black light. Lots of good music being practiced in Mellon Hall tonight for the Annual Tattoo.

Tap the story to get a sneak peak.

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VFMAC introduced Esports to its lineup in the last year and it consists of more than just competitive video gaming. Esports at VFMAC includes practice days, team meetings, and tournament matches. Cadets who participate in Esports also participate in team building, critical analysis of games and matches played, discussion of game strategy and technology concepts.

High School Esports League (HSEL) is a Varsity Esports League which hosts competitions between high school students across the U.S. While our Academy is 7-12 and the HSEL is only High School, we also compete in the MSEL, Middle school Esports League.

In the first year, the Spring Major Tournament was the second full Esports season at VFMAC and we have TWO cadets who qualified for their respective national playoffs based on their incredible performances!

Cadet Anthony Guo, grade 9, placed 17th out of 950 high school competitors with a 7 wins, 1 loss record. His first playoff match will be versus Bayard Rustin HS (West Chester PA) on May 7th. He competes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.

Cadet Amar Hulan, grade 8, placed 30th out of 450 middle school competitors with a 5 wins, 3 losses record. His first playoff match will be versus North Shore Middle School (Glen Head, NY) on May 10th. He competes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.

Both HSEL and MSEL playoff matches will run through the week of May 9th through May 15th with championship matches held on May 20th and May 21st.

Good luck to both of our Cadets competing!
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Today we want to share a huge congratulations to our 1LT Mohammed Al-Thani for his acceptance to the United States Military Academy- West Point this coming Fall.

Mohammed not only excels in the classroom but excels by his leadership skills. While at the college Mohammed Al-Thani has shown tremendous leadership and character while leading our plebe company as the companies XO. 1LT Al-Thani has also led two crucibles during his time here.

Mohammed follows closely in the footsteps of his cousin Abdulrahman Al-Hanzab who attended Valley Forge Military College, Alumni class of 12’, Al-Hanzab also attended the United States Military Academy West Point after Graduation. Post-Grad, Abdulrahman Al-Hanzab is now working for the Qatar Army as a 1LT.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army."

We are so proud of you 1LT. Al-Thani and we look forward to seeing your next accomplishments.

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Shout out to Cadet Reed (pictured on left), who has been accepted to the National Student Leadership Conference- Intelligence & Homeland Security Program!

The NSLC on National Intelligence & Homeland Security is an interactive experience that will give our cadet the opportunity to immerse himself in the challenging complexities of the intelligence and security community. He will act as a member of the security council, where he will be tasked with solving and unfolding a crisis. This is only one of the tasks at hand, during the conference there will be college lecture style series, behind the scenes tours, and leadership training.

We are proud of your effort and drive Cadet Reed! Congratulations!
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Congratulations to Cadet Andrew Ku'21 on his acceptances to Penn State University, Penn State University Brandywine, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona campus! We are so proud of you, congratulations!
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Good morning! It is a beautiful day in Wayne, PA for the VFMAC Golf Classic at St. Davids Golf Club! A big shout out to our Title Sponsors for today's event!

Thank you to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., John English '91, Tony & Gypsie Kolenski, Lintons Food Service Management, Mercedez-Benz of Lehigh Valley and Terra Technical Services, LLC!
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Library Resources

We provide quality resources and services to our cadets, faculty and staff, helping to facilitate access to information, technology and education. Our resources are focused primarily on the cadet experience, academic curricula, the five cornerstones, and military history. Faculty collaborate with librarians to fulfill and support research-based curricula. Library staff monitor evening study hall activities.

We are members of the American Library Association (ALA), including the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA); we are also members of: Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC), the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA), the Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC), and the PREP Consortium.

Current cadets, faculty and staff, click here for more about your library.

Library Hours of Operation

During the academic year, the library typically has the following hours of operation. We have extended hours of operation during peak times, such as midterms and finals.

Sunday1830 – 2130
Monday – Thursday0900 – 1600 and
1830 – 2130
Friday0900 – 1600

During closed weekends, the library will provide additional Saturday and Sunday hours.
Saturday1400 – 1800
Sunday1600 – 2130

Library Staff Phone Numbers
All phone numbers are (610) 989-xxxx

Director of Library ServicesDana Kerrigan MA, MSLISx1364
Librarian for Education SupportDeborah Parsons MLSx1438
Library Assistant/Evening Study Hall Monitor Kevin Guerrierx1362
Circulation Deskx1359

Resources

The library’s print collection contains over 73,000 volumes featuring over 63,000 unique titles. Notable collection strengths include: American History, World History, and Military History.

There are two types of books available in the library: circulating books and reserve textbooks (college only).

To search for print books, please search our online catalog.

There are a variety of electronic resources available, both academic support tools and research databases.

Academy Resources
College Resources

Subscriptions have been selected and acquired based on their relevance to the information and research needs of the cadets, as well as the curricular needs of the faculty. For off-campus access to our electronic resources, please click here, and log-in with your Valley Forge Military Academy and College credentials.

Donations to the Library

The cadets, students, faculty, and staff have benefited greatly from the support of friends who have donated to our library facilities, collections, and programs. Our librarians maintain a “Wish List” for future acquisition; we always welcome the opportunity to discuss the library’s specific needs and interests with potential donors.

When donations in kind are made, the titles are evaluated to determine their relevance to the informational and educational needs of the students and faculty in relation to the curriculum and the personal reading interests of the cadets.

If you wish to donate collections of books to the library, please contact: (610) 989-1364

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