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The Library will be closed
August 27th-September 5th

Regular library hours resume Tuesday, September 6th
at 2 p.m.

Remembering Jim Queenan

The Delanco Public Library lost a true friend when Jim Queenan died in June of this year at the age of 90. Jim was not only a book lover and frequent library patron, with a special affinity for westerns and mysteries, but he was a member of the Delanco Public Library Board of Trustees for decades.

As a board member, Jim was an effective advocate for the library. He wasn’t afraid to speak bluntly if he had a strong opinion about an issue. Jim was on the board for two library relocations, first from the basement of the old municipal building on Burlington Avenue to the Camp Meeting Grounds Shopping Center, and from there to the current location behind the Pearson Elementary School, where the township and school libraries have shared space since 1990. Jim was instrumental in those moves and in many other changes that have made Delanco Public Library a community treasure.

Jim served Delanco in many ways. At various times, he was also on the Board of Education and the Zoning Board. Jim’s life of service began at an early age: He was an Army veteran of World War II.

No one who knew Jim would say he was a man of few words. He was a man of many words, and if library board meetings ended later than they might have because of Jim’s input, the payoff was that he made good sense or at least was entertaining. Sometimes both.

I first met Jim when I joined the board in the early 1990s. He immediately impressed me with his intelligence and sense of humor. Like me, he graduated from Rutgers, so we shared the bond of being alumni of the state university. I would sometimes drive Jim to his home on Union Avenue after a meeting, and we would sit in my car outside his house and have a good talk about the town, the library or whatever else was in the news. I will miss those conversations. Everyone who knew him will miss Jim Queenan.

–Kevin McLaughlin

Book Donations Can No Longer Be Accepted at the Delanco Library

Due to restrictions set by the State Fire Marshall, the Delanco Public Library can no longer accept book donations.

Please do not leave book donations at the library, in the entry or in the book drop.
Our next A Year With Jane Austen evening will be Friday, September 16th at 6:00 p.m.  We will be watching and discussing Northanger Abbey.  Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Our Book Group will be back in September when we'll be sharing our summer reads.  Why not plan to stop in, share what you've been reading and perhaps be tempted by a new author presented by another reader.