February 1, 1901
FREE LIBRARY Was Opened to the Public Yesterday Afternoon.
The newly established free reading room and public library located in Colonial Row, South Main street, Bethlehem, was opened to the public yesterday. Quite a large number of people inspected the rooms during the day and spoke very highly of the cosy surroundings and the manner in which the rooms are equipped. Many of the visitors expressed a desire to patronize the library, which every one thinks supplies a long-felt necessity in Bethlehem.
The officers of the library association including Mrs. H.F.J. Porter of Church Street, Bethlehem, president; Mrs. J. Mortimer Levering, of Church street, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Wm. W. Coleman, of St. Luke’s Place, Fountain Hill, vice presidents; Miss Minnie Erwin, of West Bethlehem, secretary, and Mrs. G.B. Linderman, of Fountain Hill, treasurer, were there in person and directed affairs.
It is reported that General W.E. Doster has offered gratis the room adjoining the library and reading rooms. The offer will be acted upon at a meeting of the directors of the association at the home of Mrs. G.B. Linderman, Fountain Hill, next Monday evening.
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