Township Library of Lower Southampton seeking Community Support

It all began in the basement of an abandoned building, back in 1954.

That was where, and when, a group of very enthusiastic local residents established the Township Library of Lower Southampton.  They only had a budget of $100, but that was enough to get started.  soon people were donating books, volunteering their time, and gathering up collections from interested neighbors.

It was a small beginning, but it was to mark a pattern of community support for the library that continues to this day.  By the end of its first year, thanks to the support of its neighbors, the little library was able to be open eight hours a week and could boast a total circulation of 5,533 books and periodicals.

Today, with continuing contributions from residents, and the support of the Township Administration, the Township Library of Lower Southampton has grown into a multi-media resource providing online access, community programs and an expansive range of reading, viewing and learning materials for the more than 19,000 residents who call Lower Southampton home.

Over the years, times and technology have changed.  However, one thing that has remained consistent is the mutually beneficial relationship between the library and the people it serves.  Just as the library has been there for its neighbors, its neighbors have always been there for the library.

Now we’re asking you to help keep the Township Library of Lower Southampton growing, and thriving, and doing everything it can to support the people of this very special part of Bucks County.

Please give to the Township Library of Lower Southampton Support Fund.

Back in 1954, a small group of people saw the bright future a Free Library could bring to this area.  Sixty-five years later, you have the opportunity to demonstrate the same kind of vision and promise for tomorrow.

To support our library, please click here for the donation form.

Feasterville Business Association Donations to Local Charities

FBA Golf Outing Grants 2019

The Feasterville Business Association recently presented grants to 20 communal and charitable organizations from proceeds raised from its 29th annual charity golf outing which was held last summer. The presentations were made at the beginning of the Lower Southampton Township supervisors meeting held at the township administration building located at 1500 Desire Avenue in Feasterville, PA. Pictured here at the event (from left) are Ed Shannon, vice chairman of the Lower Southampton board of supervisors and FBA golf committee chairperson, Charles Roman, president of the FBA, Dennis Markowitz, FBA treasurer and golf committee member, Guillaume Stewart, YMCA of Bucks County, Karen Madotto, vice president of the FBA and golf committee member, Elliot Kolodny, Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, Carol Skaziak, Throw Away Dogs, Rita G. Brouwer-Ancher, A Woman’s Place, Kate Sample, the Sunshine Foundation, JulieAnn Ody, the American Red Cross, Betty Heffron, the Neshaminy Activities Center, Bill Wiegman, Drug Council of Southeastern, PA and the Bucks County Hero Scholarship Fund, Linda Peters, Friends of the Lower Southampton Library, Denise Trimble, Legacy of Life Foundation, Mary Jo May, Special Equestrians, Bob Sterner, Lower Southampton Athletic Association, Rose McMenamin, Playwicki Farm Foundation, Tracy Freels, FBA financial secretary golf committee member, Patrice Luongo, Playwicki Farm Foundation, and Kathy Shannon, Legacy of Life Foundation. Also receiving grants but not pictured were Sean/Me and the Darren Daulton Foundation. Grants were additionally made for the FBA’s college scholarships, annual Easter egg hunt and holiday gift baskets for needy families. Since its inception, the FBA charity golf outing has raised more than $300,000 for communal and charitable endeavors. Now in its 71st anniversary year, the mission of the FBA is to promote growth and progress for the betterment of the community. For further information, you can email feasterville.biz@gmail.com or visit them on the web at www.feasterville.biz.

Veterans Benefits Expo

WHEN:  Friday, November 8, 2019, 2 – 8PM – opening ceremony at 1:45PM

WHERE: Parx – East Racetrack Building, 3001 Street Road, Bensalem, PA

OVER 50 EXHIBIT TABLES INCLUDING:

Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, VA Regional Office, VA Vet Center, PA National Guard, Shamrock Reins, Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW, PA Career Link, Washington Crossing national Cemetary, Bucks County Tour of Honor, USO of Pennsylvania, Wreaths Across American, Travis Manion Foundation

Breakout Conferences:

3:30 – 5PM – VA Town Hall Meeting

5 – 6:30PM – Women Veterans Conference

6:30 – 8PM – Post 9-11 Veterans Conference

OPEN TO ALL VETERANS, SPOUSES, WIDOWS, CHILDREN LIVING IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Sponsored by: Bucks County Veteran Affairs, Parx Casino, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Friends of the Township Library hosting a Penny Party Basket Bash

Penny Party Basket Bash with 70 baskets you will actually want to win. BYOB and snacks

Fun for everyone. Admission ticket is $20 – enjoy dessert, Coffee Cafe, Infused Water Bar and door prizes included with your admission ticket. Tickets available in person at Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053. Raffle tickets available at the event for 25 tickets for $10.

Shop, laugh, eat, drink, and have fun.  Proceeds benefit library programs. Must be 21 years of age.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our library for future generations and insuring the library is a resource of information for all in the community.

 

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Important Announcement from Comcast

Comcast is absolutely thrilled to share the news that Internet Essentials has more than doubled the number of homes eligible for their low-cost internet service.  As of today,  ALL low-income households may be eligible to receive their $9.95 per month service.  The expansion includes seniors and individuals with disabilities.  Below is a list of documents accepted as proof of eligibility.

  • MEDICAID: card or most recent eligibility letter
  • Public housing assistance documentation such as your lease, housing assistance payment contract or eligibility documentation from HUD
  • SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits
  • TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income
  • NSLP/Head Start:  copy of a letter indicating current participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with your child’s name, the school name, and the address of where you are requesting service
  • LIHEAP: letter confirming your eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program
  • VA PENSION: Veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration

So many of you have been asking about senior eligibility, and we’re so happy to have an option for you.  Please go to partner portal to find out more information about the program and additional eligibility requirements.  You can also contact Internet Essentials at 1-855-846-8376.