Williams, Sappey and Kane announce $1.9 M in funding for new Kennett Library

Rep. Craig Williams (R-160), Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) and Sen. John Kane (D-9) jointly announced the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award of $1.9 million in new grant funding for the Kennett Library. The three legislators worked together to secure the awarded funds as part of the 2021 grant cycle. “This project is part of an initiative to bring additional educational opportunities...

Manna named new Director for Kennett Library

Christopher Manna KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Library Board of Trustees has announced that it has hired Christopher Manna as the new director of the Kennett Library. His first day will be November 22. “Chris was chosen after a national search for the Director position, and we feel he is a perfect fit for the Kennett Library,” said Jeff Yetter, President of the Board. “He comes with years...

Donors sought to boost new Kennett Library building project

A rendering of the lew library now under construction. For over a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational...

With Home & Garden Tour off, Friends of Kennett Library announce raffle fundraiser

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, they will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates.  So, with 31 days in July, there will be 31 chances to win!! Raffle tickets are available...

Shop & Dine raffle to support Kennett Library and local businesses

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, we will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates. So, with 31 days in July, ticket buyers will have 31 chances to win! Raffle tickets are...

What To Do: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The March to Valley Forge The Christmas season is in full swing. The holiday spirit is in the air, traffic around malls and shopping centers is almost impassable and Christmas events are everywhere. Over the next week or so, you can head in any direction and find a holiday event to attend — and maybe even a few events that are not holiday-related. On December...

Kennett Library signs deal to acquire property for new building

Library Chairman Tom Swett (right) signed an agreement of sale on Wednesday with Borough Council President Dan Maffei for the site ofthe proposed new library. KENNETT SQUARE — After decades of seeking a new home, Kennett Library officials signed a deal Wednesday that could finally lead to the building of a new home for the regional library. A jubilant Kennett Library Chairman Tom Swett signed an...

Kennett Library to host Solstice Fair July 22

KENNETT SQUARE – The Kennett Library hosts its solstice fair event on July 22 from 10 AM to 3 PM for children, teens and adults. Artists, craftpersons and other vendors will be set up throughout the building with items for sale. After a wonderful response from both vendors and the community, the library has brought its marketplace event to the summer season. Open to all members of the public,...

Kennett Library shares data for allocation of Pocopson’s donation

Supervisors approve support to stop gerrymandering By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. POCOPSON – A presentation by Kennett Library board representatives, Brad Piper and Chris Larsen (via teleconference), was given to the Pocopson supervisors on Monday night. The focus was on considerations for future allocations of library donations and the plans...

KSQ Council defends library plans

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Kennett Library. Image courtesy, Kennett Library. KENNETT SQUARE – The debate about plans for the new Kennett Library and community center building raged on at Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council. Council President Danilo Maffei responded to comments that local residents have not been adequately involved...