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Delmar Library Project is Latest Example of Town Growth

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DELMAR, Md.- The "Little Town Too Big for One State" is growing. From recent projects, like the new town hall, police station and road improvements to construction of an amphitheater and plans for a bigger, better library, Delmar is looking ahead to a bright future.

You'll find 2-year-old Kayden and his mom, Kim Church, at the Delmar Public Library a couple times a week.

Besides the play area, the library boasts a computer station, meeting room and, of course, books. But the space is small.

"The expansion of the library is sorely needed and we're really excited about the future that it's going to bring to us," noted Delmar, Md. Mayor Carl Anderton Jr.

Making that expansion happen will take more than $4 million: a price tag the town is chipping away at, thanks in part to grants, like the latest one, valued at $15,000, from Perdue.

"What I hope this library will provide is a springboard to allow the community to expand and to help the population grow," explained Lorie Philips, a commissioner with the library.

"There's growth on both sides of town," noted Anderton. "It's a good time to live in Delmar."

Mayor Anderton said in spite of economic struggles, his town is pushing forward.

"We're alive and kicking. You know, we're here, we're doing well and it's just really good to have things that benefit the community here in town so we don't have to travel great distances."

Mom's like Church agree.

"I think with everything expanding, I think more people would come to this area," she said.

The new building will triple the size of the library, and include additional meeting and special events space, tutor rooms and improved technology. Construction is slated to begin in April of 2014, with an expected completion in the spring of 2015.

According to the library, the Delaware legislature, through its Bond Bill funding, has already designated $825,000 as matching funds toward the project. The library will ask for additional funding from the state for FY15, which is expected to provide close to half of the funding needed for the project.

The library is responsible for raising the matching funds through a combination of requests to private foundations, corporations, local businesses and government, civic organizations and individuals.

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