Phoenixville, Pottstown libraries plan expansions

    Philadelphia’s Central Library isn’t the only one preparing for expansions. With help from grants, the Phonexville and Pottstown libraries in Chester County are on tap for expansion and renovation projects.

    The cost and amount of work for the two varies greatly, but both will get new roofs to address current and potential problems, the Mercury reports.

    Phoenixville’s $1.23 million project is partially funded by Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Projects funding, and includes a community room, larger computer area and young adult section. The bathrooms will also be brought up to code with the ADA.

    Pottstown’s repairs will cost between $70,000 and $150,000, and the library is competing for a Community Development Block Grant to help foot the bill.

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