Taking A Look Back
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.
Hellertown Area Library
409 Constitution Avenue
Hellertown, PA 18055