Media Coverage Invited
When: Thursday June 10, 4pm
Where: Collingswood Public Library, 771 Haddon Avenue
Contact: Brett Bonfield, Library Director; 856-858-0649; firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s an exciting new chapter at the Collingswood Public Library and it’s just in time for summer. Join us Thursday June 10th, as we cut the ribbon to open the brand new Teen Area on the second floor of the Library. The Teen Area features a big flat screen TV, Wii and video games, comfortable furniture and books, lots of books-- all combining to create a safe and friendly place to “hang out.”
A host of ingenious fundraisers has made The Teen Area possible. One was the first Collingswood Book Festival 5k Run. Also known as “Beat the Director,” runners were challenged to race against Library Director Brett Bonfield. A video spoof promoting that race was made by Emerald Productions last year. It had over 8,000 hits on YouTube and was also featured on Philadelphia’s NBC10. A new Emerald Productions video for this year’s run, called “Eat the Director’s Brain,” will make its debut at the Opening.
Also contributing towards the Teen area are the Collingwood Friends of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees. A number of special donations have been in made in memory of Becky Childs, the daughter of the late Library Director Peter Childs. Becky’s mother, Carol Childs will be on hand for the ceremony to dedicate the Teen Area in memory of the young lady who loved to read and loved spending time at our Library.
Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley and Commissioners Joan Leonard and Mike Hall will cut the ribbon to open the Teen Area at 4pm on June 10th.
Refreshments will be served, compliments of the Collingswood Friends of the Library.
Collingswood Public Library