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The library is the vision of The Hellertown Area Library Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing convenient educational, recreational, and cultural resources and programs for residents of Hellertown Borough and Lower Saucon Township. Inside our doors you will find a wealth of materials, books for patrons of every age, research and other reference materials, novels, newspapers, periodicals, how-to books, and large print publications.

The history of the Hellertown Area Library is a story of community effort. In the autumn of 1989, a small group of citizens began a good books collection. A few months and 3,000 books later the Hellertown Area Library Association was born. Residents from Hellertown and surrounding areas rolled up their sleeves to make this dream of a community library real. Citizens and civic groups donated money toward a rental site. Volunteers built book shelves, accessed books and gathered supplies. On August 11, 1990, the temporary home of the library was opened at 528 Main Street in Hellertown.

The next step was to establish a permanent home for the library. The PA Department of Education granted $50,000 toward a new building. The Borough of Hellertown offered to lease the library a site located at 409 Constitution Avenue. On August 4, 1992, over 250 citizens joined together to break ground at the site. The new library opened the Summer of 1993.

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