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Memorial Garden for Library Volunteer On Track for Aug. 23 Dedication

By TONY DI DOMIZIO

August 5, 2014 at 2:26 AM

The boulder at home outside Lansdale Public Library, most visible at the Derstine Avenue intersection with Susquehanna Avenue, marks the site of the upcoming Lois Weber Memorial Garden, on track to be dedicated at the Aug. 23 Founders Day event.

Library Director Tom Meyer told the Lansdale Library Committee Monday night that the dedication is scheduled for 3 p.m. The boulder, and two others like it, he said, were made possible via borough Public Works Supervisor Rick DeLong. 

“We have started looking at plants: day lilies, lavender, oleander, rosemary, and thyme,” Meyer said. “There’s a good selection of plants.”

Meyer said the memorial garden is “top priority.” A plaque dedicating the garden to Weber is planned to be mounted on the boulder.

“We’ve got to get moving on that. It’s at the top of the priority list at this point,” he said.

Committee member Mary Fuller asked Meyer if there will be any promotions emailed to library members.

“We have been getting the word out,” she said.

Meyer said there will not be any additional or separate emails about the event.

“We are inviting the family,” he said.

Weber, a 38-year library volunteer and employee, died in 2013 at age 86 from injuries suffered in a car accident.

Meyer said the garden was made possible through donations made in Weber’s name, totaling around $600.