The Delmont Library is getting a new library! Help us raise the building funds during our 2016-2019 campaign.
- 3,900 square feet (current library is 2,900 sq ft)
- Green building: solar panels, geothermal heating, rainwater collection
- Expanded children’s area
- Innovative technologies & STEM kits
- Community meeting room
“Why do we even need libraries anymore?” We get asked that question often.
A 2014 Pew Research study said that over 1.5 billion Americans took part in nearly 4 million library sponsored programs. The study concluded that over 90% of Americans believe that libraries offer everyone a chance to succeed, and improve the quality of life for a community. The truth is, libraries of the past (books, silence) must change in order to remain relevant.
The Delmont Library recognizes the need to shift to a technology focused, community oriented facility. With that in mind, plans have begun to build such a place.
Our new library will be located directly behind the Borough Building, where we are currently located. Physical space will increase from 2,900 to 3,900 square feet. A much needed expanded children’s area and a community room will be added. Our eco-friendly components, such as solar panels, geothermal heating, and rainwater collection, will minimize operating utility costs as well as, function as a student research facility.
To make this happen, we need your help. The enclosed brochure explains how you can become part of this exciting venture. You can create a legacy for future generations and make our library the first of its kind not only in Westmoreland County, but in western Pennsylvania.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration,
“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein