Haddonfield police report that sometime between Dec. 19 and 21, vandals broke a bronze book off of a statue donated to the Haddonfield Library by the Haddonfield Garden Club. The statue is of a young boy sitting on top of the world. The boy was holding a book in one hand. The hand has marks showing where the book was attached.
Susan Briant, director of the Haddonfield Library said Friday, “I contacted the Garden Club since they donated the statue. I am also looking into our insurance coverage since the statue is on property owned by the borough.”
The library director believes it is fortunate that the book was left at the scene.
“Hopefully we can find someone who can repair the statue using the original bronze book,” Briant said.
Dozens of reports of scrap metal thefts have been reported in Haddonfield over the last two years, including copper downspouts. Vandals have recently also taken to destroying borough street signs, which are often found nearby after being ripped from posts.