Sen. Yaw Lauds Herr Memorial Library Expansion Project

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.


Photo Courtesy of Herr Memorial Library
Photo Courtesy of Herr Memorial Library



Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

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