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Sunday, July 12, 2020
PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR.Lynda Hunter, of Whitehall, picks up materials last week at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Curbside pickup is expected to continue for at least a few more weeks. PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR.Lynda Hunter, of Whitehall, picks up materials last week at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Curbside pickup is expected to continue for at least a few more weeks.
Whitehall residents Rob and Deb Shelly donate books to the Whitehall library. They said they are longtime library supporters. Whitehall residents Rob and Deb Shelly donate books to the Whitehall library. They said they are longtime library supporters.

Curbside collection

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Whitehall library’s system expected to continue in July

Lynda Hunter, a Whitehall resident since November of 2019, possesses great appreciation for Whitehall Township Public Library.

“The first thing I did when I moved to Whitehall last year was to visit the library,” Hunter said.

The Whitehall library, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is only open for curbside pickup until further notice.

Hunter picked up books at the library’s curbside book pickup last week.

Library members can reserve a book via their computer from the library website or by phone. Then, they can set up a time and date to retrieve their reserved books. When they get to the library, they ring a doorbell and a library staff member hands them their reserved books. It is an efficient pickup process.

“Before the pandemic, I was at the library perhaps three times a month. I enjoy the activities, book club, adult coloring and winter reading program. This is where you meet nice people,” Hunter said, adding the library staff is very helpful and welcoming.

Kirby Hower, when picking up his books, said he is also a fan of the library.

“I’ve saved a lot of money by reading books from this library. The people working there are great,” Hower said.

He added he is grateful for the curbside pickup.

Library volunteers take many forms. Rob and Deb Shelly, of Whitehall, are non-in-house volunteers. They do not put in hours volunteering in the library. They are readers who, after reading their books, donate them to the library to share with other members. They are impressed with the library and the staff. They said their daughter, who is a Whitehall High School student, utilizes the library in her studies and for recreation.

The curbside pickup is expected to continue for at least a few more weeks.

For more information about curbside pickup or any other library activities, call the library at 610-432-4339 or visit whitehallpl.org.