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Shippensburg Public Library to receive $500,000 grant for upgrades

Written by Megan Lello | Feb 14, 2013 3:42 PM

(Harrisburg) -- One central Pennsylvania public library is slated to receive $500,000 in a matching grant from the state.

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The Shippensburg Public Library in Cumberland County is one of 15 public libraries across the state to be awarded funds through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund. The libraries must match the awards dollar-for-dollar.

The money can be used on projects such as energy efficiency upgrades, facility expansions, and new construction.

Shippensburg is one of five libraries to receive the largest grant of $500,000.

Below is the entire list of grant recipients:

Sharpsburg Community Library, Allegheny County, $349,701

Village Library of Wrightstown, Bucks County, $6,000

Cranberry Public Library, Butler County, $230,183

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, Cameron County, $28,000

Shippensburg Public Library, Cumberland County, $500,000

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, Delaware County, $500,000

Ridgway Public Library, Elk County, $26,847

Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville, Fayette County, $150,000

Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Jefferson County, $60,000

Albright Memorial Library, Lackawanna County, $500,000

West Pittston Library, Luzerne County, $500,000

Dorothy E. Warner Branch Library, Pike County, $203,215

Citizen’s Library, Washington County, $500,000

Wayne County Public Library, Wayne County, $86,761

Youngwood Area Public Library, Westmoreland County, $65,950

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