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Library opens at Lantern Hill

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October 14th, 2016
Library Committee members cut the ribbon on Lantern Hill’s new stocked and growing on-site library. (From left) Sandy Feldman, Judy Cornog, Dot Teller, Bob Schultz, Tom Keiser, Bob Teller, Thelma Keiser, and Mary Close (not pictured: George Jonovich).

Library Committee members cut the ribbon on Lantern Hill’s new stocked and growing on-site library. (From left) Sandy Feldman, Judy Cornog, Dot Teller, Bob Schultz, Tom Keiser, Bob Teller, Thelma Keiser, and Mary Close (not pictured: George Jonovich).

From mystery to philosophy, from art to biography, there is something for everyone at Lantern Hill’s new library on campus. On June 25, pioneer residents from the Library Committee at the new Erickson Living continuing care retirement community in New Providence, N.J., helped set up the beautiful space by arranging books in categories alphabetically on the shelves.  

“Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for their help in creating a library that will be enjoyed by community members for years to come,” says Executive Director Patricia Swan.

Located in Union Square, the large central building on campus, the library includes wooden bookshelves, large windows, comfortable chairs, a reading room with a fireplace, and an outside patio.

Dot Teller, a retired school librarian, and her husband Bob chair the committee of nine volunteers. Committee members come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a love of reading.

“They have been fabulous,” says Dot.

Stocked shelves

The group has been getting together a few hours a week for the past few months to sort and label the more than 900 books donated by fellow residents.

“Getting involved is very rewarding, and I’m enjoying getting to know my new neighbors,” says Bob. 

Dot and Bob moved to Lantern Hill from Westfield in September.

“We expect the committee to grow as residents move in,” says Bob. 

The self-serve library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

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