Kennett Library welcomes new board member

As the Kennett Library Board of Trustees moves forward on plans for a new facility, it has welcomed a new board member,

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees is increasing its numbers while working on expanding its facility.

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees is increasing its numbers while working on expanding its facility.

Margaret R. Egli was inducted as a trustee appointed by East Marlborough Township last month, bringing the board back up to 15. Stan Allen of East Marlborough Township resigned from the board in September for personal reasons.

Egli retired in 2012 after serving almost 40 years in the retail banking industry in Connecticut and Chester County. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Kennett Area YMCA, the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, and the Willowdale Steeplechase Tailgate organization. She is also a retired Rotarian from the Kennett Rotary Club of Longwood, said a library press release.

The board has been busy in recent months garnering feedback from area residents about what they’d like to see in a new library. A majority of residents in Kennett Square Borough and East Marlborough, Kennett, Newlin, New Garden, Pennsbury, Pocopson, and West Marlborough townships agree that the library has outgrown its present location in the 200 block of East State Street in Kennett Square.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the library is hosting a presentation to update residents on the project’s progress at 7 p.m. in the Monroe Nute room of the Kennett Fire Company at 301 Dalmatian Street in Kennett Square. The public will learn the preliminary results of community input.

In addition, the architects will discuss initial space planning concepts for the new library and illustrate how the new building fits on the proposed site, a borough-owned property known as the Weinstein lot, located at the intersection of East State and South Willow streets. Finally, they will open the discussion for questions and comments from the public.

Anyone who hasn’t yet accessed the survey is urged to do so by visiting the library website at





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