New lending library adds color, books to historical society porch
BY ELSA KERSCHNER
“If you see a book you would like to read, feel free to take it with you. Return it to the lending library when you are finished.”
Lending Library? Where is that?
The new library in town is on the porch of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society headquarters, Werley’s Corner, Weisenberg Township.
Historical society President Gloria Zimmerman said they were looking at various concepts to help people realize the society is a community-oriented organization.
The board-approved choice was a lending library after looking at pictures taken at other organizations.
A member of her family, a woodworker, said he could put it together.
The library with its bright, colorful paint is easily seen on the porch.
The result is larger than expected but as soon as word went out that books were needed, they were received.
There are so many that the ones appearing in the library can be replaced offering a continual large choice or if a book is taken it can be replaced with another.
The idea of a free lending library is that people can “Take a book, leave a book.”
The choice of book categories fill the needs of children, teens and adults.
There are puzzle books and coloring books, and DVDs are available.
Members of the society donated most of the books.
“One woman saw us outside and asked us if we wanted the books she was on her way to give to Goodwill,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said the historical society has been blessed with having good community support but this year the society was not able to have its usual events because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Future book donations may be made be calling 484-767-2307 or 610-395-0763.