Radnor Memorial Library Announces Plans for Temporary Location During Expansion and Renovation Project

WAYNE, PA – Starting Monday, June 6, the Radnor Memorial Library (RML) will begin operations at the RML REcollection, its temporary home at 110 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 230, at the Offices at the Old Wayne Library.  The move back to its original home accommodates the expansion and renovation of the library building at 114 West Wayne Avenue.

Services at 114 West Wayne will cease at the end of the day on Sunday, May 15. There will be no library services between Monday, May 16 and Sunday, June 5.

“While we realize that our visitors will be affected by the temporary closing of the library, we are glad that we can offer an alternative location that is close by and meaningful to us,” said Anny Laepple, Executive Director of RML, “No RML items will be due during the temporary closure, nor will fines will accrue.”

RML REcollection hours of operation will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday         9am to 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday                          1pm to 9pm
Saturday                                            9am to 5pm
Sunday                                              CLOSED

Library services offered at the RML REcollection will include a small browsing collection with books, magazines, and DVDs, continued ability to place holds on materials from any Delaware County library for pick up at RML REcollection, limited public access computers with printing and scanning, a public copier, and library programs.

RML is working with community partners to continue to maintain a high level of programming to be offered throughout the Township. To stay up-to-date on programs, please watch for RML emails and visit EventKeeper at http://www.radnorlibrary.org.

Patrons are invited to join RML in an active summer of reading and learning with On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Club is open to all ages: kids, teens, and adults. Sign up and earn prizes all summer at the RML REcollection.

The Friends of Radnor Memorial Library have suspended acceptance of book sale donations until further notice.

RML is undergoing a $5 million expansion and renovation that includes a 6,700 square foot addition, small group meeting rooms, a brand new HVAC system, an expanded Children’s Library and play area, a dedicated and enclosed teen space, a family restroom, and an elevator. “The project revitalizes and expands this important Radnor Township asset,” said Carol Ulichney, President of the Radnor Memorial Library Board of Trustees, “We look forward to reopening the Library at 114 West Wayne Avenue in Summer 2017!”

The project is being funded with a combination of private and public monies, including capital campaign donations, a Keystone Grant and match, funds from the Library’s trust and money from Radnor Township through a bond approved in 2015.

The Be Part of the Story Capital Campaign has raised more than 60% of its $1 million goal from individuals, families and foundations, and is currently seeking more private donations to fully fund the project.

To learn more about the project, follow construction progress and see renderings, as well as learn about upcoming fundraising events and other ways to donate, please visit www.RMLstory.org

For more information and to learn more about how to donate to the library’s capital campaign, please contact Anny Laepple, Radnor Memorial Library’s Executive Director, at 610-687-1124, extension 10 or alaepple@randorlibrary.org.