Fox Chase Library celebrates 50th anniversary

Happy 50th to the Fox Chase Library.

Decades of dedication: Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., opened on Aug. 26, 1968. Last week, an anniversary celebration was held that included food, water ice and a giant anniversary cake. TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO

Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn St., last week marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration that included a performance by musician Jay Sand.

Sand’s program is called All Around This World, and the crowd sung, clapped and danced along to 1960s songs such as Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, the Supremes’ Stop In the Name of Love, the Grateful Dead’s Going Down the Road Feeling Bad and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.

They used shaker eggs during Etta James’ Something’s Got a Hold on Me and drums during Pete Seeger’s Where are My Pajamas?

Fourth-graders from Fox Chase Elementary School created 1968 snapshot in time posters that hung on the walls of the library’s meeting room.

The library opened on Aug. 26, 1968, and last week was decorated with peace signs and tie-dye tablecloths.

Guests were treated to mango water ice, soft pretzels, water and pieces of a giant anniversary cake. Wawa distributed Frisbees, tote bags, water bottles and coupons.

For information on summer programs at the library, go to https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/fox-chase-library ••