US Senator visits new Delmar Public Library
DELMAR, Del. – In Delaware, the new Delmar public library was the center of attention for local politicians in the First State.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper got a chance to see the brand new, state of the art library that residents in Delmar now have the opportunity to use six days of the week.
It’s a library that’s been a long time coming, but only possible thanks to local, state and federal funds including a $2 million loan and $50,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development.
“There’s a saying that says ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, it also takes a village and then some to build a beautiful library like this. This is a great amenity for children and frankly people who are parents or grandparents as well,” explains Sen. Carper.
Since opening earlier this year, the library has become a hub for people of all ages. Not just to to check out books but to hang out, get homework help and more. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.