West Chester, PA – March 13, 2023 – The Malvern Public Library was recently awarded nearly $35,500 in state grant funding for facility improvements, state Senator Carolyn Comitta announced today.
“Public libraries serve as a centerpiece to our communities, helping expand our knowledge and connecting residents with vital services and resources,” Comitta said. “With this grant, Malvern Public Library can make important facility improvements so they can continue to meet the needs of residents, students, seniors, children, and families in our area.”
The funding was awarded through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund which was first passed by the General Assembly in 1993.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, administers the library facility portion of the program which is supported by a portion of realty transfer taxes.
The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Shapiro’s first budget proposal, which calls for $4.2 million to create the Public Library Facilities Improvement Fund. This proposed program would provide rural public libraries access to grant funding for repairs and improvements.
For more information on the Malvern Public Library visit their website malvern-library.org