Hello Girls action 1280The year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Burlington County (NJ) Library System will feature an Oct. 14 lecture about the U.S. Army Signal Corps telephone switchboard operators, also known as the “Hello Girls”, and their importance to battlefield communications during World War I and their fight for veterans status. 

“Hello Girls” lecture highlights NJ library system's 100th anniversary 

via the centraljersey.com web site 

The year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Burlington County Library System (BCLS) will culminate in October with a collection of activities, programs and events designed to mark the important milestone.

The festivities will kick off on Oct. 2 with a special celebration at the Main Library in Westampton, where visitors will be able to explore the library’s spectacular 100-year history, from its origin as New Jersey’s first county library through its growth and expansion into the modern system residents rely upon today, with a History Walk display of archived photos, documents, artifacts and more, according to information provided by the county.

After touring the library’s history, guests will take a step back in time to the 1920s with a performance by Svetlana and the Delancey Five.

Registration is required for this event, which is hosted by the Burlington County Library Commission and the Burlington County Library System Foundation with sponsorship in part by First Harvest, PSE&G and TD Bank.

To register online, visit https://bcls-nj.libcal.com/event/8302623 .

“One hundred years is a huge milestone and we’re thrilled to have Svetlana and the Delancey Five here to help us kick off a systemwide celebration that will feature a variety of special anniversary programs and events at the Main Library and branches,” BCLS Director Ranjna Das said in the statement. “The BCLS was founded to serve as a repository of knowledge for our communities and we want our entire county to be able to come together and celebrate this special anniversary.”

“Not many things last 100 years so the foundation wanted to do something special to mark the occasion,” BCLS Foundation President Patricia Lindsay-Harvey said in the statement. “We are delighted to bring Svetlana and the Delancey Five to the library to help us celebrate this milestone and swing in the start of the library’s next century.” 

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