USDA Announces Funding for East Berlin Community Library
$1,000,000 loan to triple the size of the library
HARRISBURG, PA Nov.4, 2014 –USDA Rural Development State Director for Pennsylvania Thomas Williams announces funding for the East Berlin Community Library in Adams County. The library received a $1,000,000 USDA Rural Development Community Facilities loan to expand and update the library facility and to purchase additional equipment. The current facility is approximately 2,500 square-feet and is no longer adequate to meet the needs of the community. It will be expanded to approximately 7,000 square-feet. The expansion includes the addition of a children’s room, adult study/program room, additional staff office space and more computer terminals for public use. The library will also be renovated to meet ADA compliance codes.
"Supporting our rural communities benefits all Pennsylvanians,” said Thomas Williams. "USDA has made dedicated investments in community facilities in rural Pennsylvania."
In Pennsylvania last year, USDA made investments to help 29 rural communities thrive and grow through the Community Facilities program. These investments have helped small communities build schools, university residence halls, firehouses, and municipal buildings.
President Obama’s historic investments in rural America have made our rural communities stronger. Under his leadership, investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities.