Friday, July 8, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 73, Gill Memorial Library)

Paulsboro council approves architect for library expansion. (Gloucester County Times, 7/8/2011)

Excerpt:    An idea since last year, the expansion project includes two parts. A renovated and expanded Paul House— Paulsboro’s oldest home— will serve as the new library. Just across Broad Street, the current Gill Memorial Library, will house the plethora of Paulsboro artifacts that are currently in the Paul House.

Listed as a historic building by the Historic American Buildings Survey sanctioned by the Library of Congress, the Paul House dates back to the 1770s. The borough acquired it in 2010, and Burzichelli asked Quint to head the expansion.

“The Gill Memorial Library Board of Trustees are very happy the project is moving forward,” said board President Rita Kelly. “It’s just going to be an exceptional thing for the community.”

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