Since its founding in 1985, The Kennett Library has been a vital part of the Kennett Square, PA community. With the help of WSFS Bank, construction is underway for the new Kennett Library & Resource Center—a 33,425 square foot building which will hold a library, space for children and teens, an auditorium, 3D printers and more.
“The WSFS CARES Foundation is proud to support the Kennett Library & Resource Center in helping to enrich lives through learning,” said Vernita Dorsey, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Strategy at WSFS. “Libraries provide vital services to the community through reading, education and much more. As the saying goes, ‘knowledge is power,’ and it has been amazing to see the impact Kennett Library has made through the years as they continue to evolve to meet the community’s needs.”
The new facility will help The Kennett Library continue to hold its highly recognized Adult Literacy Program (ALP), including English as a Second Language (ESL). Not only do these programs positively affect the lives of individuals in the community, but also they help strengthen the local workforce by providing opportunities to develop knowledge and skills needed for gainful employment.
In addition to support received from the WSFS CARES Foundation, WSFS’ Betsy Niedziejko has worked closely with the Library Executive Committee to create a plan with competitive rates and flexible financing for the new facility.