Great Communities Build Great Libraries

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The Kennett Library is both a knowledge sanctuary and a community center. It is the soul of our community and it is the most important place in town. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background, the library welcomes you and has something for you. In 2019 the estimated value that the Kennett Library added to our community is close to $5 million. Here are some highlights:

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Literacy

The library’s Adult Literacy Program helped 761 clients through tutoring, ESL classes and office visits.

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PROGRAMS

1,069 FREE programs, classes and events were offered for all ages including English and Spanish story times.

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TUTORING

The library contributed 4,731 hours of one-on-one tutoring and helped 15 students earn American citizenship.

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VISITORS

In 2019, there were 10,911 library cardholders and 110,545 visitors at the Kennett Library.

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PARTNERS

The library partnered with AHHAH (Arts Holding Hands and Hearts) placing Pop Up Libraries around town.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The library accumulated 5,132 Social Media Followers on Facebook and Instagram.

We’re building a new library!

The new Kennett Library will be a library to be proud of – our community living room. Twenty-first century libraries are places of exploration, innovation, discovery and learning. They engage and connect our community. They transform lives – every day!

CAMPAIGN DETAILS

Square Footage: 29,257 square feet

Building Cost: $15 million

Estimated Start Date: March 2021

Estimate Completion Date: December 2022

The new library includes:

Spacious first floor adult reading area.

Large, open children’s area.

Dedicated teen area.

Reader and study seating spread around the library.

Flexible and various sized rooms for meeting/studying/tutoring.

Additional features:

Enhanced book and media collections.

Laptop and computer plugins around the library.

State of the art audio/visual equipment in all meeting rooms.

A 110-seat auditorium.

Second floor Maker Space.

The new Kennett Library will be a library to be proud of – our community living room. Twenty-first century libraries are places of exploration, innovation, discovery and learning. They engage and connect our community. They transform lives – every day!

CAMPAIGN DETAILS

Square Footage: 29,257 square feet.

Building Cost: $15 million.

Estimated Start Date: March 2021.

Estimate Completion Date: December 2022.

The new library includes:

Spacious first floor adult reading area.

Large, open children’s area.

Dedicated teen area.

Reader and study seating spread around the library.

Flexible and various sized rooms for meeting/studying/tutoring.

Additional features:

Enhanced book and media collections.

Laptop and computer plugins around the library.

State of the art audio/visual equipment in all meeting rooms.

A 110-seat auditorium.

Second floor Maker Space.