The Abington Community Library celebrated its 60th birthday (the 60th anniversary of the library association’s founding) with a party on Saturday, Jan. 11. The event featured a presentation by Carol Rubel, board president; birthday cake; a scrapbook display; an opportunity for patrons to share memories made at the library and more.
Another celebration is planned to commemorate the library’s dedication. This party is scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. and more information is to be announced.
The library is also launching its Celebrate With Us campaign this month. People are asked to donate $10 or more to mark a momentous occasion in their life.
“We’ll have special cards recognizing the people, their donation, and the event posted throughout the library during 2020,” said Renee Roberts, project manager, in an email. “The thought behind it is that for every big occasion in a person’s life, the library has information to help them navigate the milestone. Getting married? Check out a book on wedding planning. Just got a new dog? Take out a DVD to learn how to train it. Having a baby? Access our online health databases, etc.
“As we celebrate our 60th birthday, we want to invite people to also celebrate their occasions.”
SUBMITTED PHOTO Carol Rubel, library board president, and Renee Roberts, project manager, serve cake at the 60th birthday celebration at the Abington Community Library on Jan 11.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Carol Rubel, library board president, speaks at the Abington Community Library’s 60th birthday event which commemorated 60 years since the Abington Library Association was founded.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Abington Community Library patrons fill out cards with their favorite memories at the library.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Guests at the Abington Community Library’s 60th birthday look over scrapbooks.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO The library is holding a fundraiser all year for things the library needs. S.A.D. lamps have already been purchased and new furniture for the children’s room is being planned.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Carol Rubel, Abington Community Library board president, spoke at the 60th birthday of the library association. She recognized patrons and their important role.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Cake is served at the Abington Community Library on Jan. 11 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Abington Library Association’s founding.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Abington Community Library staff members include, from left: Melisa Gallo, Renee Roberts and Nancy Burke.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO The Mehta family of Waverly visits the Abington Community Library on Jan. 11, the library’s birthday. From left: Tejal, Jiya, Priya and Diya Meta.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Library patrons who visited the Abington Community Library’s 60th birthday event wrote down favorite memories they made at the library.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Scrapbooks highlighting the Abington Community Library’s 60 year history are on display in the Ryon Room.
JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN / STAFF PHOTO Desmond Ryder of West Abington Twp. reads to his daughter, Sydney Grace, at the Abington Community Library on Jan. 11, the library’s 60th birthday.
FILE PHOTO The Ryon Room at the Abington Community Library has a growing gallery of pictures submitted by patrons of people and events at the libary over the past 60 years. On Jan. 11, the Ryon Room will hold a celebration to mark 60 years since the Abington Library Association was founded.
FILE PHOTO With donations from the community, The Abington Community Library recently purchased SAD lamps. The lamps, from the Daylight Company, benefit people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder or depression. Library patrons can come and use the lamps while studying or reading. Smaller SAD lamps are also available to check out and take home for a week.