Cutting the ribbon!
Now open for business!
Hundreds of people came out to help us cut the ribbon and explore the new Whitehall Branch on April 11. Thanks to everyone who made it such an incredible day.
Our new Whitehall Branch offers customers:
- An expanded Homework Help Center providing free after-school assistance for K-12 students
- A larger children’s space with a Ready for Kindergarten area that helps preschoolers and their families learn about a kindergarten classroom
- A drive-up book window where customers can pick up reserves and return materials
- More than 70 public computers with faster Internet speeds
- Interactive touchscreen TVs and iPads equipped with specialized apps
- A fireplace for the community
- A teen area where young men and women can learn how to use cutting edge technology – including a recording studio
- Five meeting rooms with walls that move – offering enough space for 140 people
- Quiet reading space
- New expanded hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and now open Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
More information about the new Whitehall Branch can be found here. Stop in and check us out!
Carol Snowden: Her legacy benefits Whitehall Branch
Carol Snowden believed in the power of public libraries to transform the lives of children. Her $750,000 planned gift to the library will be used to build a signature children and teens’ space for youth to gather and learn. She was a dedicated children’s librarian who inspired reading in our youngest customers and is fondly remembered by Whitehall residents. We are thrilled to honor Carol’s memory and the Whitehall community with this new branch. Expected to open in 2015, the new branch will be located at 4445 E. Broad St., close to the existing branch.