About the Project

Project Summary

  • Following a Needs Assessment by the Delaware Divion of Libraries, a new library was recommended of between 25,000-40,000 square feet based on anticipated population growth.
  • The Friends of Duck Creek Regional Library decded to pursue the minimum recommended square footage, feeling it would adequately meet the needs of Smyrna, Clayton, Kenton, Leipsic and Townsend communities.
  • The estimated campaign cost is $12,572,429. Of that amount approximately $5,258,141 has been committed and raised to date: $4..4 million from the State and $858,141 raised by the Friends.
  • Anticipated Hours of Operation to best meet the needs of the community are: Four Days per Week from 10:00 - 8:00 AND Two Days per WEek from 10:00 - 6:00.

 

Benefits of a New Library in Smyrna

  • Cornerstone for Downtown Revitalization
  • Adpatations to New COVID19 Community Needs
  • State of the Art Technology
  • More Services for Adults and Families
  • New Programming for Children and Seniors
  • Community Meeting Rooms and Program Space
  • Expanded Collections
  • Located Near Schools
  • Enhanced Parking
  • New Business and Civic Partnerships
  • Increased Foor Traffic for Businesses
  • Town of Smyrna No Longer Financially Responsible for Operations

 

Project Timeline

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