KENNETT SQUARE—Ground will be broken this summer on an $18 million, state-of-the art library in downtown Kennett Square. Construction is expected to be completed in December of 2020.
“This will change the community like nobody’s business,” said Jeff Yetter, president of the library’s Board of Trustees.
Library officials are planning for a public community celebration in late July when ground is broken for the 31,485 square foot building.
The library will be staffed by 22 full-and part-time employees — five more than are employed currently.
A capital campaign to raise funds will begin shortly. Already, $10 million has been raised.
The library, at State and Willow streets, will feature an Avondale Brownstone exterior with an abundance of natural light. It will feature a Bayard Taylor sitting room with fireplace, four classrooms for collaborative learning,…