Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the State of Delaware Bond Bill funding, and gifts received from the community, we are closer to starting construction. Our hope is to begin construction summer of 2023. The Friends are committed to supporting the new Duck Creek Regional Library's mission to provide a facility and environment that will connect residents of the Smyrna School District. While the existing library is currently very limited in terms of usable space for programs and resources, the new library will offer a host of new features.
If you would like to get involved in supporting our efforts, we would love to have you become a member of the Friends of the Duck Creek Regional Library. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of most months at 6 pm at Belmont Hall. You can click this link for more details Membership
Our project goals are simple:
Here is our anticipated project timeline:
Friends of Duck Creek Regional Library is an all-volunteer, charitable organization dedicated to improving library resources and programs in the Duck Creek region of Delaware.
Smyrna's population is growing at an incredible rate and it is clear that a bigger library is urgently needed to accommodate the area’s growth. Friends of Duck Creek Regional Library is working hard to bring the vision of the new facility into a reality.
Your help is urgently needed.
Your contribution, large or small, is important to completing the new library. No contribution is too small. Please consider a tax deductible donation to ensure we able to meet the demands of our growing and revitalized communtiy.
Libraries help "level the playing field" and ensure that no child is left behind. Libraries not only have significant impact on students personal and educational development, but have a positive impact on learning.
Our new facility will house both desktop and laptop computers. The recommendation is to have the number of personal computers equal to one PC for every 20 library visits per day.
With meeting and presentation spaces, work and study spaces, a Children's area, and more - we will foster a sense of community and collaboration. The new Library facility will be a social, cultural and educational center for our community.
The staff will be always eager to provide assistance and referrals to the community. Additionally, the all-inclusive, safe and friendly environment will be a unique forum for social networking, book clubs and reading groups.
"The Smyrna Library is small with limited resources. It is primarily book driven and the new library will have more computers and technology and be able to better satisfy the needs of Smyrna and the region."
"Downtown Smyrna is making a huge effort to revive itself and having this new library will really help the area."
"(The Smyrna Library) got money a few years ago to make repairs and improvements but it’s just too small to serve its purpose. They are in desperate need of a new building."