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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARYAllentown Public Library campaign committee members Kurt Zwikl, Peter DeBonis, Ellen Bishop, Renee Haines, Diane Williams, Don Bernhardt, (standing) Eric Butz, Ethel Drayton-Craig, Susan Williams and Tom Donley attended the news conference Dec. 11 to kick off the library’s campaign for a new HVAC system. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARYAllentown Public Library campaign committee members Kurt Zwikl, Peter DeBonis, Ellen Bishop, Renee Haines, Diane Williams, Don Bernhardt, (standing) Eric Butz, Ethel Drayton-Craig, Susan Williams and Tom Donley attended the news conference Dec. 11 to kick off the library’s campaign for a new HVAC system.

Allentown Public Library kicks off campaign for new HVAC system

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, had a press conference Dec. 11 to kick off a $2.3 million dollar campaign for a new HVAC system.

Speakers included: Renee Haines, director of the Allentown Public Library; Don Bernhard, executive director of Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative and Allentown Public Library Board Member; Dr. Ellen Bishop, board member with the Allentown School District and Allentown Public Library; Dr. Thomas Parker, superintendent with the Allentown School District, and Tom Donley, Donley Foundation Trustee and business development manager for Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

Each presenter discussed the importance of the library and the impact it has on the community.

Donley spoke about the value of the library to all members of the community.

Dr. Parker ended his speech with a poignant quote from Henry Ward Beecher, “a library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.”

To make a donation, call the library at 610-820-2400 ext. 111.