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By Jill Brubaker Reigh
Hollidaysburg Correspondent 

Campaign Underway at H-burg Library

 

September 19, 2019

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Librarian Janice Albright stands beside the big penny to show just how big it is. Beside the life-sized penny are "This is Red" brochures that immediately capture readers' attention with the tagline, "Here's how our public library is turning 1 cent into $1 million."

Imagine reading in the Herald that a public building project came in under budget and mortgage-free. Five years ago, the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library did just that.

In 2014, the new Hollidaysburg Area Public Library (HAPL) opened its doors across from the high school. Under the leadership of Library Director Janet Eldred, the capital campaign produced a new $2.8 million public library that was under budget and did not need a mortgage at completion.

Joe Keller of Keller Engineers and HAPL board president, commented on that project, along with a new fundraising initiative.

"It is very c...



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