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John Graham Library marks National Library Week

The John Graham Library has organized exciting a series of events, speakers and special activities to celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20.


According to library director Mary Schoedel, the slate of events is more than the library has lined up in the past.


“We hope these activities will help make residents aware of the library and the services we provide,” she said.



Estate sale offers a wealth of merchandise to support library expansion

A diverse collection of merchandise – ranging from antiques, furniture and jewelry to a bamboo fly rod, Christmas collectibles and musical instruments – is lined up and priced to sell at an “estate sale” at the former Branch Creek Medical Center building April 12 and 13.


The Branch Creek Medical Center is located beside the Branch Creek in the first block of West King Street, across the creek from the library.





Shippensburg Kiwanis Club donates to library

Shippensburg Kiwanis donates to librarySusan Sanders, director of the Shippensburg Public Library, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Shippensburg Kiwanis Club. She discussed the status of the Capital Campaign for renovations and an addition to the library. She also talked about a grant the library received from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to help with construction expenses.


The grant supports new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical upgrades and the construction of an elevator to help make the library handicap-accessible. She also discussed the increase in the number of community residents who have been using the library, including young children attending reading programs.


The club presented two checks to Sanders. One was to support library operations, and the other was the second installment of the $5,000 pledged by the club to the Capital Campaign. Joe Cretella, club president, said the Kiwanis Club also supports the library’s summer reading program.


Photo: Tim Nye, Shippensburg Kiwanis Club program coordinator, presents two checks to Susan Sanders, director of the Shippensburg Public Library. The money will be used to support library operations and the Capital Campaign.



Book Nook to hold spring sale

The Book Nook, a used bookstore next to the Shippensburg Public Library on West King Street, conducts its spring book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30.


There will be bargains on hardback and paperback books, children’s books, videos, DVDs, puzzles, CDs, records and games. All proceeds will benefit the library.



Back by popular demand, Music@Bosler presents The Octals

With Bosler Memorial Library’s renovation and expansion project complete, the library is back on track for Music@Bosler — the library’s popular series of free monthly concerts.


These 7 p.m. events are in the brand new community room in the new South Wing on the first Friday of each month and feature local musicians playing a diverse mix of styles.


“We had to put the series on hiatus last fall until construction was complete,” said Cate Mellen, the library’s coordinator of adult programs. Since resuming this past January, Music@Boster has showcased three local groups; Ajay Shughart & Rhythm on Main, Dead Language Radio and Hay for Three.


On April 5, Music@Bosler will feature the return of Dickinson College’s all-male a cappella ensemble The Octals.




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