The Quadrangle Library
Centrally located in the Manor House, The Quadrangle library houses more than 10,000 books and is often held up as a model for other retirement communities. More than 30 trained volunteers maintain an up-to-date card catalogue that makes finding books easy.
The library is open 24 hours a day and checkout works on an honor system. The collection includes fiction, mystery, biography, and non-fiction. There is a bookcase holding some 75 books written by current residents. Besides regular books, there are large print books, audio books and DVDs. The collection is regularly updated every two months with roughly 45-50 new items either through purchase or donation.
Twelve residents form the library’s Advisory and Purchasing Committees. In addition, the Library subscribes to The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Wall Street Journal and also has some 50 monthly magazines and professional journals donated by residents.
Mary-Ann Reiss is the Chair, assisted by Charlotte Thurschwell, Co-Chair.