Santa is coming to Holmesburg

Santa Claus will cel­eb­rate the grand re­open­ing of the Holmes­burg branch of the Free Lib­rary of Phil­adelphia.

The lib­rary closed on Oct. 12 so crews could re­pair the in­side of the build­ing.

The in­teri­or of the build­ing, built in 1907 and loc­ated at 7810 Frank­ford Ave. (at Har­tel Av­en­ue), ex­per­i­enced wa­ter dam­age and had a small amount of mold. A crew pre­vi­ously re­paired the roof and per­formed brick-point­ing work on the out­side. In­side, crews scraped and cleaned plaster, re­painted the ceil­ing and cleaned the rugs.

The lib­rary re­opened on Nov. 19, two weeks be­hind sched­ule. The delay was caused by work stop­pages due to Hur­ricane Sandy.

Santa Claus will come to town on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. He will pose for pic­tures and read stor­ies. Kids can make arts and crafts and will be treated to cook­ies and candy canes.

Santa’s vis­it is sponsored by the Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary. For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-8756. ••

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