Elton H. L. (Henry Lee) Wade was an amateur photographer who lived in the Middlebush area of Franklin Township for most of his life. The collection presented here is a small sample of the over 2,000 photographs taken by Mr. Wade during his lifetime.
Our staff has been working relentlessly to try to scan, archive, and catalog each of these images. We’ve set up several online ‘exhibits’ for you to peruse, of some of Elton’s best and most interesting photographs. He has images of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair, the Hindenburg, and New Jersey legend Lucy the Elephant, among others. We are delighted to be able to share these photographs that document Mr. Wade’s life and that of the Franklin Township community in the early 20th century. Please check back frequently as new photographs will be added monthly!
For more information about Elton and the collection, please go here and click “Elton Wade Photograph Collection”.
Please visit the exhibit and let us know what you think! Also, if there’s a place, person or object you recognize that we didn’t catch, please let us know!
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Have you checked out one of our Staff Picks yet? The Staff Pick of the Week can be followed on our blog, Facebook Album, or you could look at one of our Staff Pick Bookmarks.
We have 12 bookmarks broken up by genre, including: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, YA, Nonfiction, and Classics. They’re even color-coded! Nonfiction titles are blue, fiction is green, and YA is black. Bookmarks can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display. Not every bookmark is out all the time, so keep checking back!
We also want to know what YOUR favorite books are. Tell us on Facebook or Twitter, and maybe one day we can have Patron Pick Bookmarks too!
Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading! Registration just opened, get started today and earn some great prizes – check out our Summer page and look at the prizes you could win in your category. Please note that Children’s is broken into Toddlers and older children… both titled “Fizz Boom Read”.
We are very please to have the Nature Tracker’s Club exhibit in our main entrance display in the lobby! This club is a group of 7-13 year olds who learn about endangered animals in a creative environment. One of the involved children was very enthusiastic about not only the project but getting to express herself creatively. If you’re interested in the type of things they do, please check out their website. Don’t forget to check out their exhibit the next time they come in!
Have you checked our our new Summer at the Library page?
It’s your go-to source for summer reading lists by grade, our summer reading program where you can win great prizes, and our summer concert series! Go watch a video of the band playing, register for the concerts of your choice, sign up and log your summer reading (Starting June 15th, get ready!) for kids, teen and adults, and check out this year’s summer reading titles and place holds all from one convenient location.
A link is also below the Events/News/What to Read tabs on our homepage!
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