Cranberry library to add meeting room
March 11, 2013
CRANBERRY TWP — The Cranberry Township Public Library will use a state grant to create a large meeting room. The library is one of 15 agencies across the state to receive a share of $3.7 million in state funds from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. The library will receive $230,183 and will match that amount. That money will pay to renovate the preschool space into a large meeting room that can be divided into two rooms, said library director Leslie Pallotta on Monday. She said over the past five years the library has had a 300 percent spike in attendance to programs. She said a larger space for those programs will greatly benefit the library and the public. The preschool program will be moved to the former police department space down the hall in the township municipal center, where the library is located. “They will end up with a larger, much nicer space for their program,” Pallotta said of the move. She said the current library meeting room is divided into four small tutoring rooms, where youngsters can meet their tutors after school and on weekends. She said the students need a space where they can get the quiet, one-on-one space they need. Those rooms will remain. Pallotta said planning of the renovation could begin at the end of March, and she hopes construction will start at the end of this year or in early 2014.