HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined with Herr Memorial Library Board members and staff, as well as state and local representatives for a groundbreaking ceremony that begins the library’s two-story, 2,665 square feet, expansion project.
Located at 500 Market Street in the Borough of Mifflinburg, the neo-Georgian building was built in 1925 as the Herr family’s private residence, and later willed to the Mifflinburg community to serve as a public library since 1944.
With construction expected to begin this fall, the new addition will feature an all-purpose community room, renovated basement space for teenagers, an elevator for easy access to all levels, and a new handicapped entrance. Other enhanced features will include a café, expanded adult area and additional computers.
“The groundbreaking celebrates a new chapter in the history of the building,” Yaw said. “This expansion represents a tremendous opportunity to engage more residents and meet the needs of the Mifflinburg community in the 21st century. I commend all of those who are making this project become a reality.”
Earlier this year, the Library kicked off its “Library for Life” $700,000 Capital Campaign, which has since received a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant and a $250,000 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund library facilities grant, as well as significant financial support from area donors.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff