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Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: October 22, 2013 02:49 PM
From: Representative John P. Sabatina, Jr.
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Northeast Regional Library
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution honoring the Northeast Regional Library for 50 years of service to its community. Within the network of libraries in Philadelphia, the Northeast Regional Library is second only to the Central Library in size, available resources, and number of staff. It serves the greater northeast area as a regional library and the entire city for research.

A proposal to build the first regional library was approved for the 1957-1962 capital budgets and, on July 11, 1962, ground was broken for the Northeast Regional Library, the first in a proposed series of regional libraries that would be built in each geographical sector of the city. Northeast Regional offers a collection of more than 150,000 books divided into four subject departments, including the children's department, and a fifth department offers an extensive collection of periodicals and newspapers. The children's department of the library opened on Monday, October 28, 1963, and the adult departments opened in December 1963.

Please join me in honoring the Northeast Regional Library for 50 years of service to its community in time for its anniversary celebration to be held on December 5, 2013.

Introduced as HR568