Kennett Library officials discuss plans for new library at chamber meeting

Chris Manna, Executive Director, Kennett Library; Cheryl Kuhn, President & CEO, Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Southern Chester County’s favorite mid-day networking event gathered at Hartefeld National Golf Club More than 35 members and guests from various industries across the region enjoyed lunch while connecting and expanding their contacts.  Event Sponsor, Kennett Library...

Kennett Sq. ‘Shop and Dine’ raffle helps library, local business

Friends of Kennett Library Board members Carolyn Mostyn, Carol Yetter and Annette Bowers (L to R) are ready to sell tickets at the Kennett Library! The 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of Kennett Library, is in full swing! With each ticket purchased, there are 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are...

Shop & Dine raffle to benefit kennett Library, May 1

On May 1st, the Friends of Kennett Library will kick off our 2nd Annual community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Raffle tickets are available for purchase beginning May 1st through the end of July at the Kennett Library, 216 E. State Street, Kennett Square. One ticket for $10; four for $30; eight for $50; and 20 for...

Williams, Sappey and Kane announce $1.9 M in funding for new Kennett Library

Rep. Craig Williams (R-160), Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) and Sen. John Kane (D-9) jointly announced the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award of $1.9 million in new grant funding for the Kennett Library. The three legislators worked together to secure the awarded funds as part of the 2021 grant cycle. “This project is part of an initiative to bring additional educational opportunities...

Manna named new Director for Kennett Library

Christopher Manna KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Library Board of Trustees has announced that it has hired Christopher Manna as the new director of the Kennett Library. His first day will be November 22. “Chris was chosen after a national search for the Director position, and we feel he is a perfect fit for the Kennett Library,” said Jeff Yetter, President of the Board. “He comes with years...

Donors sought to boost new Kennett Library building project

A rendering of the lew library now under construction. For over a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational...

With Home & Garden Tour off, Friends of Kennett Library announce raffle fundraiser

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, they will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates.  So, with 31 days in July, there will be 31 chances to win!! Raffle tickets are...

Shop & Dine raffle to support Kennett Library and local businesses

In lieu of the Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour this year, the Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, we will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates. So, with 31 days in July, ticket buyers will have 31 chances to win! Raffle tickets...

What To Do: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The March to Valley Forge The Christmas season is in full swing. The holiday spirit is in the air, traffic around malls and shopping centers is almost impassable and Christmas events are everywhere. Over the next week or so, you can head in any direction and find a holiday event to attend — and maybe even a few events that are not holiday-related. On...

Kennett Library signs deal to acquire property for new building

Library Chairman Tom Swett (right) signed an agreement of sale on Wednesday with Borough Council President Dan Maffei for the site ofthe proposed new library. KENNETT SQUARE — After decades of seeking a new home, Kennett Library officials signed a deal Wednesday that could finally lead to the building of a new home for the regional library. A jubilant Kennett Library Chairman Tom Swett signed...