The Olde Village Square East is a busy little shopping center in Jacobus. You can go there to fill up your gas tank, get a haircut or your daily exercise, pick up bread & milk, a pizza, or Chinese food. And snuggled right in the center, between the dry cleaners and bakery, is the Village Library.
Inside, children and adults browse among a variety of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials. Students can access the internet to do research and adults use the computers for everything from checking their e-mail to searching for employment opportunities.
Village Library also offers several story times, including the ever popular Summer Reading Club for kids and adults. There are two book discussion groups -- the Village Readers, a daytime group, and the Rowdy Readers, who meet one evening a month -- and a cooking discussion group. Fundraising events include outdoor book sales every Thursday, from April through October, plus two large book sales that coincide with Jacobus Borough's 'Fourth of July 'BLAST' celebration' and 'Christmastime in Loganville'.
For more detailed information on our current activities, please give us a call or visit our website.
The Village Library began life as the Springfield Township Mini Library, which opened on December 13, 1980 in a renovated bread truck parked on the property of Godfrey Bros. Meats. Charter member Barb Larson recalls, "I sat behind the steering wheel and checked out books." Pre-school story time was held at a nearby church.
The library quickly outgrew the bread truck and moved into a small storefront in the Olde Village Shopping Center West, where it became known as the Springfield Township Area Library. In 1988, the library moved across the street to its present location where originally it occupied a double storefront. At this time it became known as the Village Library.
The library now had two rooms -- one for adults and one for children. In 2004, the children's room was expanded into a third storefront and a small kitchen was added. This work was done by members of the 'Friends of the Library', a group that supports the library through its fundraising efforts.
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