For those of you who’ve been wondering about the empty shelves in the front of the library … we’re finally ready to make our big announcement!
Avon Grove Library is building a new room: the Ringler Reading Room, in memory of former director Kim L. Ringler. Kim managed the library for 22 years (1992-2014), passing away in 2016.
The new Reading Room is being built with generous donations from family members and others who remember Kim fondly, as well as with funds from the West Grove – Avondale Rotary Club and the Friends of Avon Grove Library. Thanks to these donors, we can finally fulfill the long-standing need for a quiet space as well as memorialize Kim in a fitting way.
The new room will be built in the space across from the New Books shelves. It will be walled in with glass in front, so the room will be quiet but still look “open” and full of light. The Ringler Reading Room will measure about 15 feet square. There will be comfortable seating for several people.
Ed Rahme Architect of THINK Architecture did the drawings, and Buck Run Builders of Gap, PA is constructing the room starting late in July. We’re planning a ribbon cutting in September, so watch our page for more information!
Thanks again to all those who have helped make this project possible. – Lori A. Schwabenbauer, Library Director