Spring City Public Library's new director named

Lois Shupp, new director of Spring City Public Library

SPRING CITY — Although the Spring City Library’s current building is slated to become a thing of the past, one piece of the library’s future was locked in with the hiring of a new director.

Lois Shupp, who has worked with the library since March 2011, was approved by the Spring City Public Library Board of Trustees and will oversee the transition from the demolition to the construction of the new, 3,100-plus square-foot building on Church Street, according to a press release.

The library has already moved to its temporary location at 2 Riverside Drive.

“I’m really excited about the new library,” Shupp said. “Since working here in a part-time capacity for a few years, I’ve heard a lot about the building project and it will be great for it to come to fruition.”

A library employee said architects have told them the new building will be finished around the end of March next year.

Shupp, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s master’s library science program in 2011, is taking over the position previously held by Nicole Socha Sept. 3.

Previous experience for Shupp includes work at the nearby Perkiomen Valley Library.

“In the upcoming year, I hope to expand our program offerings for all ages, but especially for adults and teens,” Shupp said.

According to the release, the library’s board of trustees, who approved Shupp, hopes to raise $100,000 for the library “to make the new building a success.”

“I also hope we can offer some information sessions about the new building to get everyone excited for when it reopens,” Schupp said.

Donations toward the library can be mailed to the temporary location at 2 Riverside Drive, Spring City, PA 19475, made payable to the Spring City Public Library with a note that the check is for the building project. Donations can also be made online.