The APRL moves into its new space

New library
Books—and boxes of furniture—in the new APRL.

The APRL—or at least its collections—has moved into its eagerly anticipated new space in the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte.

Professional movers began installing shelving and bringing books into the new library on April 27 and finished their work on May 10. They were assisted by APRL and APS staff and a crew of hard-working volunteers: Charlie Belair, Leonard and Darlene Bloom, Edward Upton, Jose, Miguel, and Pedro Ibanez, Debbie Cleeton, Kitty Wunderly, Ellen Peachey, and Bill Monsell.

Reference Desk
Library staff will be ready to help you at 3 desks in the new library.

All of the books and journals are now in the new library, but staff are still located in the old library space. The last few pieces of the new library—elevator and furniture installation—should be completed over the next couple weeks.

Until the new library is officially open, visitors should come to the old library where we have work tables available. Staff will retrieve any needed books from the new library. If you are planning a trip to Bellefonte, you can send us a list of items you’d like to use at library@stamps.org (or use the cart feature in the online catalog) and we will have them ready for your arrival.

Remember to save the date for the new APRL’s grand opening on October 29, 2016!

8 thoughts on “The APRL moves into its new space”

  1. Congratulation! Delighted that the long awaited library is now a reality for all!

  2. Congratulations! The stacks look great! We will have to make another trip to Belfonte to see this operation first hand!! So excited for the stamp world!

  3. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank the library staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work in this major undertaking for the APRL and the Society.

  4. Congratulations to the APRL board, staff, and volunteers for all the hard work that went into this great accomplishment. Also thanks to the APS staff for their contributions to this effort, especially Ken Martin.

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