Two communities in the 50th Senate District will receive state grants totaling more than $553,000 to support capital improvement projects at their public libraries, according to Senator Michele Brooks.
Borough of Greenville will receive $500,000 for ADA upgrades to bathrooms and for elevator, ramp, and lighting improvements at the Greenville Area Public Library.
The City of Sharon will receive $53,150 for renovations including ADA upgrades to bathrooms and installation of an automated front door for ADA accessibility at the Shenango Valley Community Library.
“An ever increasing number of local families are using our libraries as a resource for leisure and learning,” Senator Brooks said. “These investments by the state in Greenville and Sharon will improve handicapped accessibility and provide a better experience for library patrons,”
Keystone Fund Grants, awarded by the state Department of Education, provide funding to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. These competitive grants pay up to 50 percent of eligible costs of planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries. A dollar-for-dollar local match is required for state grant funds received.