– Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved $22,902 for needed renovations at the Lebanon Community Library.
Ryan strongly supported the library’s application for the Keystone Grant, which was approved this week. The money will be used to replace badly worn carpeting at the library.
“When I saw the grant application, I instantly wrote a letter of my strong support. We learned that the current flooring in the main area of the library is in dire need of being replaced as it is badly worn, stained and impossible to keep clean,” Ryan said. “As a result, there is a health concern for small children crawling around on these floors breathing in the allergens trapped by the carpet.”
The Lebanon Community Library requested a matching grant of $22,902, with the entire project costing of $45,805.
“The Lebanon Community Library continues to serve the needs of our community and must provide a clean and welcoming atmosphere to draw people in to show them what great things the library has to offer,” Ryan said.
Keystone grants are competitive grants funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. 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 by the library’s municipality. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to: ADA upgrades, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction.
Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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