Library plans art fundraiser

The Kennett Library, in the process of building a new facility, is hosting its first arts fundraiser this fall.

The family-friendly Kennett Arts Festival will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 and will benefit the library.

“The event will showcase more than 100 local and regional artists’ work in an array of mediums, across palates and price points. Patrons may purchase artwork as well as artisans’ jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and much more,” according to a press release. “The Kennett Arts Festival has something for everyone: art, live music, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors.”

Daily tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

Artists can also register to display their work at the festival. Registration information is on the Kennett Arts Festival website at

The arts fest will be held at 600 S. Broad St. in Kennett Square.

The library is building a new Kennett Library and Resource Center that is slated to open in February 2023. The $21 million construction project began in the fall of 2021. Once finished, the new facility will feature, among other things, an auditorium, 15 meeting rooms, maker spaces, and more, according to the library website at

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About Monica Fragale

Monica Thompson Fragale is a freelance reporter who spent her life dreaming of being in the newspaper business. That dream came true after college when she started working at The Kennett Paper and, years later The Reporter newspaper in Lansdale and other dailies. She turned to non-profit work after her first daughter was born and spent the next 13 years in that field. But while you can take the girl out of journalism, you can’t take journalism out of the girl. Offers to freelance sparked the writing bug again started her fingers happily tapping away on the keyboard. Monica lives with her husband and two children in Kennett Square.

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