It may look like a pretty little church, but it isn’t. For 100 years, the distinctive Victorian building served as the town’s public library.
Today it is preserved and maintained by the Yardley Historical Association. Inside is a growing collection of books, photographs, newspapers, maps, and ephemera related to the history of Yardley and its surroundings.
Come discover the Old Library and take advantage of the variety of educational and entertaining activities that the Yardley Historical Association sponsors throughout the year. Guided walking tours of Yardley’s downtown and neighborhoods are an excellent way to learn more about the community.
Local history and timely topics are featured at quarterly meetings. Book Swaps, bringing to mind the Old Library’s original use, are held quarterly. Special holiday events are highlights.
Most activities take place in the Old Library located at 46 W. Afton Avenue. The Old Library by Lake Afton may be rented for private events.
Its idyllic setting and Victorian charm make it a perfect venue for parties and gatherings of up to 50 adults – showers, weddings, birthdays, and meetings.
The Old Library is open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month or by appointment.
Volunteers interested in helping to catalog and protect items in the collection are always welcome. Enjoy Yardley’s rich history and be a part of sustaining the Old Library by Lake Afton, a community treasure.
To learn more about what the Yardley Historical Association and the Old Library by Lake Afton have to offer, check out www.yardleyhistory.org, find us on Facebook, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-493-6625.
PHOTO CAP: A skating scene at Lake Afton by Rosemary Ranck