Thursday, February 11, 2016

Levittown Library gets $80,000 for renovations

Supporters also pledge an additional $20,000 to pay for new shelves, seats, carpeting, and children's activities.

Levittown Library gets $80,000 for renovations

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Members of the Friends of the Levittown Library present a commemorative check for $80,000 to representatives of the library network on June 29. From left are: Jim Puzo; Claudia Griffin; Barbara Bill; Nancy Masulis, president of the group; Karen Wilson; Linda Williams, branch manager; Martina Kominiarek, executive director of the county system; Jerry Bill; Rhoda Goldberg; Stephanie Deeter, regional manager; and Ella Hamell.

The Levittown branch of the Bucks County Free Library is getting a makeover, thanks to an $80,000 donation and pledge of an additional $20,000.

The money, raised by the Friends of the Levittown Library, is being used for new shelves, seats and carpeting for the 17-year-old library, volunteer Jim Puzo said Thursday.

The children’s section has been brightened up with a fresh coat of paint, he said, and tables and activities have been added.     

The library at 7311 New Falls Road will remain open during the facelift, which will extend into the fall. It is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The money was raised through book sales, flea markets, raffles, and donations. For information about the Friends of the Levittown Library, go to www.LevittownLibraryFriends.org.

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Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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