Category: Community

Missionlockitup

Chief Paparo Announces Plans for #MissionLockitUp Decals

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo has announced on Twitter that the department will soon be offering a reflective, weatherproof decal to place on car windows, front doors, and other locations to help remind residents to always lock their homes and vehicles. #MissionLockitUp is a reminder that the best way to prevent and deter thefts is to secure your property and keep valuables out of sight.

Chief Paparo discussed the program during a recent Fox29 news story. Watch below:

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flu shot free

Delaware County Holds Free Public Flu Shot Clinics

Delaware County Council and the County’s Department of Intercommunity Health want to make it as convenient as possible for people to get vaccinated. The County is offering two free, drive-through flu shot clinics this year. The drive-through makes it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities and also parents with small children.

This year’s flu shot clinics will be held from 10:00 to 2:00 pm on:

Friday, October 12: Middletown Fire Station (425 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063)
Friday, October 19: Tinicum Fire Station (99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA, 19029)

The clinics are for Delaware County residents. Residents must be three years old or older to receive a flu shot. No registration is needed. For more information see the full county press release.

Veterans

New Resources for Veterans Available; Ceremony and Brunch Nov. 10

The Borough of Yeadon is building a database of veterans living in the borough to help keep veterans informed of resources, networking, and special events. Please visit the our Veterans Resources page for more information and to add local veterans to the database.

In addition, the borough will honor all veterans on Saturday, November 10 by hosting a Veterans’ Day Ceremony and Brunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Yeadon Borough Banquet Hall.

Yeadon Public Library to Receive Upgrades from State Grant

The Yeadon Public Library has received a $61,770 grant from the state, according to a news release by State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-164. The grant, which will be used to install efficient windows, lighting, and HVAC systems and allow the restrooms to be made ADA compliant, was part of $6.8 million in Keystone Grants to improve physical facilities at 27 libraries throughout the state.

“I am thrilled that the Yeadon Public Library has received these necessary funds to make the library so much more comfortable for the citizens of Yeadon,” Davidson said in the release, “The library is a community hub for people of all ages and walks of life. It’s where toddlers get their first books and kids come to study when school isn’t in session. It’s where people from the town connect, take classes, as well as get critical information they need for school or life. I thank the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the award of this grant and its recognition of the important role that the library plays in the life of the people of Yeadon.”

Read the full release.

National Suicide Prevention Week: Sept. 9 – Sept. 15

The week of September 9-15, 2018 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week, with Monday, September 10 marking World Suicide Prevention Day. According to a recent CDC report (2018), suicide rates have increased across all age groups over the past two decades in almost every state, including Pennsylvania. As such, we need to work together to recognize the role each of us play in suicide prevention. It is our collective responsibility to address the stigma about suicide and help-seeking. We must educate about the warning signs and how to offer support to those that may be struggling. For our youth in particular, we must recognize that as caring adults, we can be one of the most significant protective factors. Yet, we must also model self-care and healthy coping during stressful times.

In Crisis? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Please see the resources below if you or someone you know is struggling with issues that may put them at risk of suicide:

Prevent Suicide PA

Jana Marie Foundation

Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention in PA Schools and Colleges Initiative

Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services

1st Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its 1st Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run (9) weeks, beginning September 19, 2018 ending with a graduation on November 14, 2018. Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 students of the William Penn School District grades 9-12. The application can be found here.

Through the Looking Glass

Penn Wood Seniors Exhibit at Lansdowne Arts Board Gallery Through August 12

The Lansdowne Arts Board presents “Through the Looking Glass: Visions from the Penn Wood Class of 2018,” an exhibit at the 20*20 House Gallery, 20 Lansdowne Court in Lansdowne. The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs until August 12, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The exhibit features artwork in oil painting, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture from seniors Motunrayo Agbeye, Jestina Bao, Pewu Besson, Azar Clarkson, Nadiah Davis, Vickiana Dulcio, Martha Freeman, Danae Holmes, Tymara Jones-Love, Jazmine Lane, Hosoi El Myatt-Knox, lxchele Ortiz, Imani Medina, Talena Mitchell, Dynesha Robinson, Myles Smith, Kiera Stevens, and Kelly Young.

Museum Passes from Yeadon Public Library

Museum Passes Available at Yeadon Public Library

Yeadon Public Library (YPL) is proud to offer eligible* library card holders the opportunity to borrow a museum pass to any one of six local museums and attractions. The passes are annual memberships that were purchased with funds raised by the Friends of Yeadon Public Library. As a result, you will now be able to visit any of the places below for FREE — most of the memberships allow two adults and four children.

Museum passes are valid at the following locations:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences – Philadelphia, PA
  • African American Museum – Philadelphia, PA
  • Elmwood Park Zoo – Norristown, PA
  • Morris Arboretum – Philadelphia, PA
  • National Constitution Center – Philadelphia, PA
  • Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology – Philadelphia, PA


*Eligible for adults with a Delaware County Libraries card in good standing, with no overdue books or fines.

The passes are pending placement in the Delaware County Library Circulation System and should be available for borrowing from YPL beginning Friday, August 10, 2018!
Other DCL Libraries also offer Museum Passes.


Museum Pass Policy – Yeadon Public Library

  • Yeadon Public Library (YPL) Museum Passes may be borrowed by Delaware County Library cardholders ages 18 and over who are in good standing.
  • All Museum Passes belonging to Yeadon Public Library must be picked up at YPL.
  • YPL Passes must be returned in person at the YPL circulation desk; they cannot be returned in the drop box.
  • YPL Museum Passes are loaned for 5 days, no renewals are allowed. YPL Passes must be returned by closing time on the due date.
  • Only ONE YPL museum pass may be checked out per household at any time.
  • Please call ahead on the day you wish to pick-up the pass (pass must be picked up on the day you requested it, or it will go to the next patron).
  • There is a $5.00 per day overdue fine for Museum Passes. The maximum fine is the cost of the Pass (varies from $75 – $275).
  • If the Museum Pass is lost or stolen, the patron will be responsible for the full cost of the replacement membership.
  • Library patrons checking out a pass are responsible for carefully reading the museum guidelines since each of the museums sets its own rules and regulations for the passes. The library assumes no responsibility for any misunderstandings that a patron may have regarding the terms of a particular pass.