Selbyville Library receives $7M in American Rescue Plan funding for new facility, expands programming

SELBYVILLE,  Md.- Selbyville will be the home to a new educational hub worth millions thanks to Governor John Carney’s signature.

The Selbyville Public Library was one of 9 Delaware Libraries awarded funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Capital Relief Fund.

The library’s award is the biggest on the lower shore, with $7 million dollars going towards a new facility.

Former Senator John Townsend’s former home has been the library’s current location since the early 1960s.

Director Kelly Kline tells 47ABC, the new facility will almost triple the current square footage which will allow much more room for trainings and educational programs. “People come here to learn how to use computers and how to make things. They learn about gardening, their health, and how to apply for jobs. People come here to learn all kinds of things,” Kline said. “We are also just really delighted to have people coming in now since the pandemic and we can’t wait to have our new facility to welcome you there.”

Kline adds the new facility was expected to be completed Spring 2025, but the new funding could expedite that process.

The library says they’re still fundraising towards their building fund and if you’d like to donate or find out more about upcoming events click here 

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