$1M RACP project grant for Haverford Township Free Public Library

HAVERFORD, Dec. 23 –State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware/Montgomery, today announced a $1 million state grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will support the Haverford Township Free Public Library.

“We are hoping to bring new life and space to the local free public library,” Vitali said. “Libraries are one of the few places left in this world where you are not expected to pay anything to enjoy their facilities. We have to do everything we can to keep these spaces open for the public, but also ensure that they have the means to stay up to date and provide us with the services we need. This funding allows them to take those steps forward.”

Vitali said the $1 million in state help will ensure that the building and facilities can fully support the library’s mission and reflect the community’s needs. The current library, located at 1601 Darby Road, will be renovated to be ADA compliant and include state of the art technologies with a redesigned layout.

RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity.

For more information, contact Vitali’s district office at (610) 789-3900.