Sen. Yaw Applauds State Grant Awarded to the Public Library for Union County

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded a $750,000 state grant awarded to the Public Library for Union County, located just west of Lewisburg.

The grant, funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, will be used to construct a 1,146 square foot addition for the children’s wing with programming space and family restroom; reconfigure other public spaces; as well as update HVAC and lighting.

“I am very pleased that the state will assist the Public Library for Union County with costs associated with interior renovations and improvements,” Sen. Yaw said.  “I applaud the Library and thank them for providing library services for the people of Union County and beyond.”

“We’re very thankful to receive the Keystone Grant,” said Don Adams, President of the Board.  “We look forward to working with the state to complete a project that will meet the needs of the families in our community.  The heart of the project will focus on areas of the library that support a sound foundation of early learning and success in school and in life.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, administers the public library portion of the Keystone Fund Grant program through a competitive process. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up to 50 percent of eligible costs in planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries. A dollar-for-dollar match is required for grant funds received.

Located at 255 Reitz Boulevard in the Brookpark Farm development, the library is open six days a week. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff