Image

7:02 PM / Sunday May 22, 2022

28 Oct 2016

Darby Free Library thanks Congressman Brady for renovation to America’s oldest library

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
October 28, 2016 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Congressman Brady with Darby Library Director Susan Borders (center) and library staffer.  (Photo Courtesy of Cong. Bob Brady)

Image

The Darby Free Library, the nation’s oldest public library, in continuous service since 1743, unveiled its new facelift last week at a reception to thank Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) for his involvement. Responding to a call from Darby Mayor Helen Thomas, the congressman reached out to the Henderson Group for help with much needed repairs to the Library.

That help was on display as the library, located in the 1st Congressional District, showed off the result of clean-up, fix-up and paint-up renovation project, donated by the Henderson Group, a full-service commercial real estate development company headquartered in suburban Philadelphia.

Congressman Brady inspects rare book collection at historic Darby Library.  (Photo Courtesy of Cong. Bob Brady)

Congressman Brady inspects rare book collection at historic Darby Library. (Photo Courtesy of Cong. Bob Brady)

Library Director Susan Borders says the repair and renovation project will greatly benefit the Library’s 2018 celebration of providing library services for 275 years.   

Brady said he is appreciative of the Henderson Group. “The company is a great community partner that stepped up to aid an important and historic institution. He added, “The history of the Darby Library is incredible, so I was proud to do what I could.” In the 1700’s, in the early days of the Darby Library, books were kept in the homes of the librarians. And, because of the interest of botanist John Bartram, his friend, Peter Collison, a Londoner, shipped the Library its first collection of books containing 43 volumes in total.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Commentary

OP-ED: The need for a change to Pennsylvania’s Compassionate Release Program 

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By Barbara Chavous-Pennock In April, David Ohl of Spotlight PA wrote about the...

Oasis

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jo Laurence, a Buddhist chaplain, poses for a photo on...

Diaspora

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the team assessing the sunken wreckage of the last...

Sun Report

Fur Babies Rule! Discover the remarkable healing power of therapy cats

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers, and...

Go With The-Flo

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 members of the graduating class of 2022 of HBCUs

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Travis Scott  (Photo: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Mary...

Color Of Money

How to save on your internet or smartphone bill

May 20, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The pandemic proved the importance of connectivity – to your family, friends,...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff