Warminster, PA, 1/26/16
Members of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Warminster and Library Board officials gathered at 1076 Emma Lane Tuesday afternoon to give thanks to the local Rotary Club of Warminster for their efforts in gaining a 2015 National Rotary Grant for the Community Library to renovate and rejuvenate the Teen Space.
The $10,000 grant made it possible for the library to update the forty year old young adult area from top to bottom! New lighting, carpet, paint, and furniture have turned this into one of the most popular spaces of the 16,895 registered-user Warminster Library. With 122,847 visits per year and over 150 youth-oriented offered programs, the funds generated from part National Rotary, Local Club Rotary, and Township demonstrate the high-level emphasis placed upon education and literacy by committed community-minded individuals within the municipality.
The updated space now allows for collaborative work and a relaxed room for like-minded people to gather. Today’s library has become an information center and hub of community activity. The Rotary Club of Warminster continues in Service before Self as demonstrated by this latest gift to the Township Library. Young adults are encouraged to make use of the inviting space to explore, discover and grow. Just this past fall one such teen has grown into a leader. He’s created a teen led chess program to teach younger children the rules of game; all while having a ton of fun and planting the seeds for true young adult mentors and role models in the Warminster community!
ABOUT The Warminster Township Free Library:
The library was founded in 1960 by the Federated Women’s Club of Warminster and operated out of several different locations until the current facility was built in 1976 next to Log College Middle School.
In addition to traditional resources, the Warminster library is ready when you are with on-the-go digital resources: downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, streaming video and music, digital magazines, 24/7 homework help, and reliable paid for databases.
Services and programs go beyond storytimes at 1076 Emma Lane with guest speakers, genealogy workshops, career help classes, museum & local attractions pass check outs, STEM-centric children’s programming, and live one-on-one help with smartphones, tablets, and eReaders.
An interactive children’s wall will be ready by late winter/early spring.
The Warminster Township Library’s 33,723 sq. ft. facility houses over 66,000 print materials, offers over 20,000 eBooks, and has two meeting rooms to reserve for a small fee. It boasts an ongoing book sale in the main lobby. Last year over 200,000 items circulated and over 5,000 attended programs.