To expand, a new library
is proposed on
Walbert Avenue in
South Whitehall Township.
> 5,500 sq. ft.
> Paid for with contributions
> Technology grows and so does
the use of the library’s public
> The card catalog and microfiche
> Voters pass a referendum to
financially support the library as
an independent entity.
The PCL Board appoints a steering
committee to assess feasibility for a new
Referendum funds are put aside for new
A telephone survey of residents reveals
80% want new library.
Post-9/11 economy hurts fundraising
New logo designed by Parkland High
School student representing growth.
Architectural design for new
library under way.
More than 30 sites investigated
in three townships for new library
with no success.
The “quiet phase” of fundraising
Library offers digital services,
audio formats, video games,
DVDs and e-books.
After a seven year search
for a new site, six acres of
land are secured for $1 a
year for 100 years with
Upper Macungie Township.
> Third Library Executive
Director, Debbie Jack, appointed.
> Free public Wi-Fi installed.
> The public phase of the
capital campaign begins.
> New user-friendly website is
Friends of the Library pledge a
$250,000 contribution to
> Karl Siebert elected new volunteer
library board president.
> Land for new library increases to
12 acres due to permit regulations.
> All phases of the capital campaign
raise $3.4 million since 2003.
>Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
> Bracy Contracting Inc.
> Keystone Savings
> Ocean Spray
> PPL Corporation
> Many small local businesses
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