HARRISBURG − October 17, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140) announced the award of a Keystone Grant totaling $52,500 to Morrisville Free Library for the replacement of the slate roof of the library’s 108-year-old building.
“With this generous grant, Morrisville Free Library can continue to provide invaluable resources to our community,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “For decades, Morrisville Free Library has taught our children the joy of reading, provided students with the tools necessary to learn, and has hosted countless events for children, seniors, businesses, and community groups.”
“Libraries in our community offer an invaluable service as free learning centers to preschoolers, students, adults and seniors,” said Rep. Warren. “In other words, everyone in the community benefits from a strong library system. We’re fortunate enough to live in a community where we have one, a place where the only thing you need to pursue knowledge is a desire to learn and a free library card.”
“I’m glad to see the Morrisville Free Library will be receiving some much-needed upgrades,” said Rep. Galloway. “This has been a long-standing establishment in our community, and I’m confident that these funds will ensure its continued prosperity as a place to learn and gather.”
Morrisville Free Library is one of 19 public libraries across 12 counties in Pennsylvania that have been awarded $3.25 million in Keystone Grants to use toward improving physical facilities. Keystone Grants are funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, administers the public library portion of this program. Grants of up to $750,000 may be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries, and must be matched dollar-for-dollar.
For more information on Keystone Library Grants and the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, please visit the State Library of Pennsylvania’s website.