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January 10, 1988 | By Michael Weick, Special to The Inquirer
The Delanco Township Committee has moved a step closer to creation of a jointly run school-township library. The committee passed a resolution Monday agreeing to a 50-year lease with the Delanco school board. The agreement becomes effective once the $1.43 million Burlington Avenue School Expansion project is completed later this year. Terms of the agreement include payment of not more than $17,000 each year for the first 15 years of occupancy with an option to extend the agreement for an additional 25 years.
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May 28, 1989 | By Shaun Stanert, Special to The Inquirer
Under a proposal approved by the school board in May of 1988, the entire Bensalem High School library book and periodical collection will be on laser disk by September. The disk will then become part of a statewide computerized catalogue network, known as Access Pennsylvania, which contains the book and periodical content of more than 500 academic, public, school and special libraries. A slide presentation explaining the network was introduced to the public at school board meeting Wednesday by Shirley Crehan, director of the Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit 22. "Libraries and archives, in the future, will not exist as we know them today," Crehan told the audience.
NEWS
January 20, 1991 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
In late 1989, Delanco forged into uncharted territory. It was getting ready to open a joint school-municipal library, and some skeptics wondered whether such an unusual union would succeed. Well, the library celebrated its first birthday Jan. 4, and "it's gone much better than most people anticipated," said Joseph Miller, superintendent of schools. The joint venture is believed to be only the second library alliance of its kind in the state. Cranbury forged the first. "I guess I'm an eternal optimist," Miller said.
NEWS
October 16, 1988 | By Patrick Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Nancy Sheridan Wells, 55, a homemaker and co-founder of the library at SS. Colman-John Neumann Elementary School, died Oct. 7 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She lived in Bryn Mawr. Mrs. Wells worked for seven years as a volunteer at the library after it opened in 1967. "She was generous and very friendly to everybody; she was just a real supportive person," said Eleanor Fala, also a library co-founder. Mrs. Wells was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, Bryn Mawr, and was active in parish and school functions.
NEWS
October 26, 1994 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Six larger-than-life paintings, which already have attracted national attention, were unveiled yesterday evening in a formal ceremony at the Honorable Francis J. Catania Law Library. "My basic idea was to paint something I would like to see on the wall, and I did that," said Dean Hartung, 38, of Philadelphia's Mount Airy section. "I really love it. " The portraits, paid for through donations, were part of a two-year project proposed by the county's judicial bicentennial committee in 1990, when the county celebrated the founding of its court system.
NEWS
November 20, 1992 | By William H. Sokolic, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When 12-year-old Patrick Hindermyer goes to the Atlantic County library here, it's not just for a book. He borrows a toy. Patrick checks out the Rocky Patrol car, the one with the real headlights and the blinking bubble light on top. With a specially adapted remote-control joy stick, he can make the car stop and go. The car is one of the toys in the Atlantic County's adaptive-toys program for children who have physical disabilities....
NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By Tom Stoelker, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the east side of Washington Square, a Renaissance Revival building has kept watch over the park since the mid-19th century. Gas lamps on posts flank its modest entrance, where brass plaques (discreetly) announce "The Athenaeum. " It would look at home on an Italian piazza. Kevin Ryan, a frequent passerby, has long wondered what's inside. "It appears to be a museum of some sort," he said one recent afternoon. Dog walker Meg Kennelly also was perplexed. She walks Duke, a yellow Lab, past the brownstone building every day. "I've asked a few people," she said, "and they don't know.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | By Christopher Durso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Marple Public Library will dedicate its 100,000th title - a copy of the 1790 Pennsylvania census - at a ceremony Sunday afternoon. The ceremony, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., will be held in the library, at Springfield and Sproul Roads in Broomall. Library director Harold Boyer said that a number of officials - including U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) and State Rep. Bill Adolph (R., Delaware) - were expected to attend. "It's a landmark for us," said Boyer, "which is why we're taking the opportunity to commemorate it. The 200,000th title will probably come long after I'm gone.
NEWS
December 15, 2009
IT MUST be unsettling, and frustrating, to head to the library so you can check job listings online, or be in a safe place after school, only to find it closed. According to a report in yesterday's Daily News, unscheduled closings due to staff shortages are happening more often, as the library system struggles to operate under reduced circumstances. On any given day, according to the report, one or more of the 54 branches in the system have been shut unexpectedly. This is disruptive to the city's citizens; the library is often the heart of a community, providing far more than books.
NEWS
July 30, 2010 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 6-week-old striped kitten abandoned in a drop library box in Cheltenham died Wednesday night at the Montgomery County SPCA, the organization's director said Thursday. "I am very down as well as our entire staff. We did our very best. We were hopeful for a happy ending, but the cards were stacked against him," Carmen Ronio said. The 15-ounce cat, which the shelter staff had named Hemingway, had come to the Conshohocken shelter suffering from severe dehydration, diarrhea, and a respiratory infection.
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