Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library receives state funding

UPPER DARBY, March 10 – State Reps. Gina H. Curry and Mike Zabel, both D-Delaware, announced today $25,000 has been awarded to the Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library.

The Keystone, Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, awarded by state Department of Education will help fund a planning study to analyze the three township libraries to determine how to modernize the facilities.

“I am excited to see the township receive this state funding, which provides hope and promise, as essential steps in the further revitalization of our libraries and improving the overall visitor experience,” said Curry. “Libraries are cornerstones in our communities. The continued investment in our library systems is necessary to keep our facilities safe and updated, as they provide equitable resources and accessibility for our neighborhoods, youth, and community members.”

“Libraries serve as great equalizers in our communities, providing free access to information, arts and valuable programs – all that is necessary is a willingness to learn,” Zabel said. “I’m pleased to see the state award a grant to our local libraries to determine how to best move forward to make certain our libraries remain a vital part of our neighborhoods.”

The grant will fund half of the total project cost of $50,000.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports, develops and provides library services for learning and advancement.