Daley announces grant for Wissahickon Valley Public Library

HARRISBURG, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced that the Wissahickon Valley Public Library was awarded a state grant to help with renovations and improvements.


The Keystone Library Grant of $750,000 will help to support renovations and improvements requested by Ambler Borough. The facility will be renovated to become handicapped accessible and add additional space and efficiency improvements that would include heating, ventilation and air conditioning, windows, and lighting upgrades. The funding was among $6.8 million in library grants awarded by the state Department of Education.


“I am proud that one of our public libraries was awarded this financial investment and look forward to our residents benefiting from its improvements,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “Wissahickon Valley Public Library continues to provide an invaluable service for our community and these funds will ensure it will remain in sufficient working order.”


“The funds from the Keystone Library Grant program allow us to move forward with our plans to make the Ambler Branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library accessible to all and to add needed educational program space,” said Anne Frank, library director of Wissahickon Valley Public Library. “This grant will have a significant impact on the services we offer to the community and we are most grateful.”


Keystone Library Grants are competitive grants funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. They must be matched dollar-for-dollar, and they can be used for projects such as HVAC upgrades, Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades, roof or window replacements, expansion projects and more.