From a press release
Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware and Chester) and Sen. John Kane (D-Delaware and Chester) presented a ceremonial check Tuesday representing a $2 million state grant secured through their support for the construction of a new Upper Chichester Library.
The funds come from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
“Obtaining funding for a new library has been one of the most important objectives during my first term in office,” Williams said. “Through tenacity, the library team in Upper Chichester has been serving, mainly, the children of our community from a two-room storefront in a small shopping center. This new funding will help them build a much-needed, state-of-the-art library. I want to thank the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for awarding this very worthy project.”
The RCAP funds are dedicated to building the library’s new structure which will make the facility ADA compliant, add safe open spaces for all, community rooms for local organizations to use, and new technology to advance literacy and learning, and accommodate more computers.
In addition, the new one-story library building will contain three study rooms, a historical/archive room, a book sale room, children’s area, coffee shop and outdoor patio.
“Families of Upper Chichester deserve a library where their children can learn and grow. I am so thankful for the local businesses and private donors that have helped the Upper Chichester Library get to this point, and we will need them further to match this state funding before it may be used. I look forward to seeing this project become a reality after so much work by devoted community friends,” Williams said.