Monday, December 10, 2012
Lower Merion librarian Gail McCowm shares some of her favorite holiday books for children.
Wondering what books are best for your kids on chilly days this December? Lower Merion children's librarian Gail McCowm shared with Patch some of her favorite holiday books for children, both to read and to gift. And for after the holidays: Do you have any favorite holiday-themed children's books that aren't included? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The library will close Nov. 24 for repairs if bid awards are approved Wednesday night.
Pending a bid approval at Wednesday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the Ardmore Library will close at the end of day on Saturday, Nov. 24 for approximately five months in order to repair leaks and water issues in the building. According to the Lower Merion Library System website, the work to be done in the upcoming months includes: The lowest bids, recommended for approval by the Chief Financial Officer Dean Dortone, total $147,101, and will be paid for by funds from a Community Development Block Grant, according to the Finance Committee agenda. These repairs are being undertaken separately from other planned improvements to the library. In July, Lower Merion commissioners voted to move forward with plans to renovate the Ardmore …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Ardmore Library will resume normal hours, after expanding them during Ludington Library's renovations.
With Ludington Library's grand opening celebration set for Saturday, Ardmore Library will be changing its hours of operation, according to Ardmore Library staff. Ardmore had expanded its hours during Ludington construction, and will resume its normal hours on Saturday, Sept. 8. Beginning Saturday, Ardmore Library's hours are: In other changes at the library, children's librarian Gail McCowm will be leaving to return to her job at Ludington, according to Dawnita Brown, head of children's programming at Ardmore Library. The library will continue its children's story hour on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., with some help from volunteers, Brown said. Penn Wynne Library's hours remain the same: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Concerns have been expressed about the cost and necessity of adding an elevator.
A Board of Commissioners agenda item about renovating Ardmore and Gladwyne libraries simultaneously was tabled early Thursday morning for lack of information about the projects. The commissioners discussed the proposed renovations following a six-hour discussion of Township Manager Doug Cleland's new $275,000 contract. Three Gladwyne residents spoke out against the proposed $1.4 million renovations, the most expensive of which would be the installation of an elevator. Though no one objected to the elevator on the basis of accessibility, there were concerns about what how the installation of an elevator would affect cost, the historical nature of the building and parking. "I don't think you're even close to ready to couple this with the …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The branches would be worked on after Bala Cynwyd and Ludington reopen.
The Lower Merion Board of Commissioners was divided Wednesday night on whether to embark upon a renovation of the Ardmore Library at the same time as a renovation of the Gladwyne Library. Director of libraries Christine Steckel advocated for a joint bid, telling the commissioners they might get more competitive quotes and that the two projects included some similarities, such as the need for a new elevator at both libraries. However, several commissioners questioned whether there would be enough savings in a joint project to tie up two branches at once. Both the Ludington (Bryn Mawr) and Bala Cynwyd libraries are closed now for renovations; neither the Ardmore nor the Gladwyne project would begin until after those branches reopen. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by joining book lovers and your local school or public library for Read Across America day.
State Rep. Tim Briggs Thursday read Dr. Seuss’s book Hop on Pop to a group of 1- to 3-year-olds at Ardmore Library’s Story Time in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Ardmore Library celebrated Read Across America Day, which is March 2, a day early because the library doesn’t have story time on Fridays. This year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, and several literacy and youth groups, are calling on book lovers around the nation to take up The Lorax, the popular Dr. Seuss children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment. Share your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day with Patch or on the Read Across …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The township's flagship library closed in 2010.
Ludington Library will now not reopen until at least April, according to township officials. Lower Merion Township’s flagship library and the busiest library in Montgomery County, Ludington closed in 2010 for a $9.1 million renovation. Issues with construction first delayed the project to fall of 2011, then to early 2012 and now to “the second quarter of 2012,” said Township Manager Doug Cleland. After construction is completed in the first quarter, it will take between six and 10 weeks to move in shelving, computers, books and reopen, he added. (For the full story, click here for the Bryn Mawr-Gladwyne Patch.) Meanwhile, with the Bala Cynwyd Library closed since Dec. 31 for renovations, the Ardmore Library has expanded its hours and is …
Friday, November 18, 2011
What's going on in the Ardmore Patch area this weekend.
It's a weekend of culture in Ardmore, with opportunities to dance the night away at Zydeco, learn about Jane Austen from an Austen expert at the Ardmore Library, enjoy Italian arias while supporting the Philadelphia Boys Choir right here in Merion, or enjoy a play at Lower Merion or Harriton High School. Don't even try to tell us you're bored. Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys A Jane Austen Celebration at Ardmore Library Philadelphia Boys Choir Benefit Dinner & Auction Once On This Island presented by Harriton Theater Company How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying presented by LMHS Players Have something you want included in a future Get Out column? Email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.