Letter: ‘Heartbreak’ After Boy Told He Can’t Borrow Books from Library

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Lower Saucon resident Deb Peters writes that township elected officials should “reconsider the damage” she says they’re doing to the community, including kids like her son. Officials said Friday that they plan to pursue legal action against the state for removing the township from the Hellertown Area Library’s service area effective Jan. 1. HAL requested the change after the township ended its ongoing financial support by rejecting a new five-year agreement earlier this year. The immediate impact is the loss of Hellertown library privileges for thousands of township residents as of Sunday.

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Lower Saucon Township Says It Will Fight State Library Decision in Court

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Nearly a year after township council declined to adopt a new agreement with the Hellertown Area Library, the state’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries has approved Lower Saucon Township’s removal from the library’s service area. But that’s not where things will end, the township said in a statement released late Friday afternoon, at the start of the long New Year’s holiday weekend.