Worth Fighting For: A Community Unites to Save Their Library

Produced by: 
Friends of Oaklyn Library
Year: 
2009
Duration: 
00:09:49

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


Humanities Scholar: Robert Emmons

Production Facilitator: Bryan Green and Sean Cox

 


Film Story:

When it was founded half a century ago, Oaklyn Memorial Library was built and dedicated by city residents in honor of the thousands of soldiers who died in World War II. Through the knowledge and understanding provided through the library, its founders hoped that wars would no longer be tolerated and the cause for creating such memorials would vanish. Fifty years later, Oaklyn residents are protesting a town council's decision to cut all funding to the library. “Worth Fighting For” describes the library’s role as both a center for learning and a center for community, as it documents the Oaklyn community’s effort to keep open their library doors.

 


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