Aug. 01, 2019

HARRISBURG—At the request of Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the Upper Dublin Public Library has been awarded a $1 million grant by the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).

“This funding will be a major help in transforming the site into an ambitious learning center by covering half the project’s $2 million cost,” Stephens said.

The Upper Dublin Public Library and Innovation Center, located at 520 Virginia Drive, is currently a vacant two-story office building that was built in 1987 as upscale headquarters for a pharmaceutical company.

It contains many special features that are suited for a library, including a 300-seat auditorium, a cafe on the first floor, a two-story entry lobby. and a "Great Hall" with naturally lighting on the second floor.

“This money is dedicated to remaking this facility into a center the entire community will use,” Stephens said. “This will go a long way in supporting the library's mission.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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