Bummer Summer: Haddon Twp. Library Calls Off Summer Programming
Flood damage forced the library's closure and repairs are taking longer than anticipated.
Haddonfield residents who planned to cross the town border and partake in summer programming at Haddon Township’s library are out of luck. All summer events are off.
Officials at the library, part of the Camden County system, were forced to cancel the programming because of extensive repair work needed following water damage. The library sustained significant damage when a waterline broke in early May.
The ensuing flood of water damaged about 32,500 square feet of walls, ceilings and floors, as well as furniture and equipment.
The extent of the damage has shuttered the library for longer than first expected.
“We really regret having to cancel our scheduled summer programs that our staff worked so hard in planning and organizing, but circumstances at the building won’t allow us to offer them with any certainty this summer,” branch manager Nan Rosenthal said in a statement.
Rosenthal encouraged people to check back in the fall for events and programs. In the meantime, of course, Haddonfield residents can look to their own library for summer activities.