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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!