By Steve Tawa
ABINGTON, Pa., (CBS) — Despite the glut of digital media, public libraries are still thriving. And a bunch of pre-schoolers helped the Abington Township Public Library celebrate its 50th birthday.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
Books are still relevant, as well as e-books, computers and DVDs.
“Apparently to kids and adults, and the more than a thousand people a day who come through our front door,” said Nancy Hammeke Marshall. She has been the Executive Director of the Abington Library on Old York Road, near Susquehanna Road, for 21 years. She says they have “anything and everything a library used to have – and new stuff, too.”
Five-year-old Nate enjoys his visits.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
“I like to take some books home and then return them back. I like space books,” said Nate.
Samantha, also five, jumped at the chance to tell KYW Newsradio about the “book buddies” they made out of paper, including writing the alphabet inside and drawing the cover outside.
“And this is mine. The book is about a dog named Jenny,” said Samantha.
About 20 pre-schoolers, four and five year olds from Abington Presbyterian Nursery School, sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed some cupcakes to mark the library’s 50th anniversary.MORE NEWS: Keith Campbell Sentenced Up To 76 Years In Head-On Crash That Killed 3, Including 2 Mummers, In South Philly