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The Emmaus Public Library officially opened its new wing with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 8, 2018 and an Open House is planned for November 28, 2018 from 6 PM-8:30 PM to allow everyone time to explore their new space. The Emmaus Public Library serves as the home library...

  Keystone Grant Awards I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 27 municipalities with Keystone grants to improve their local libraries. The grants, ranging from a low of $6,500...

Read about the new facility for the Ridley Township Public Library in this DelcoTimes post. ...

Gladwyne Free Library

  The Gladwyne Free Library, a branch of the Lower Merion Library System, received a 2017 Historic Preservation Award from the Township of Lower Merion Historical Commission and Historical Architectural Review Board. The Library was renovated to make the three level facility...

This Main Line Today article highlights renovations at these libraries: Ardmore Free Library, Radnor Memorial Library, Media-Upper Providence Free Library, Penn Wynne Library Phoenixville Public Library Radnor Memorial Library, ...

Read about the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s new children’s area, named the France L. Barnard Children’s Center. ...

Thirty-five projects totaling $6,664,072 were recently awarded Keystone grants. See the list of awarded projects below. The competitive grant is used to award matching construction and facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up to...