$10K Northwest Charitable Foundation gift will help Sharpsburg library expand
By Tom McGee
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 9:01 p.m.
The expansion project for Sharpsburg Community Library is $10,000 closer to reality.
Northwest Charitable Foundation Inc. presented the donation to the library last week. The foundation is part of Northwest Savings Bank, which has a branch in Sharpsburg.
Lisa Carey, senior vice president and Pittsburgh metro district manager for Northwest Savings Bank, said the project was brought to their attention by Beth Hastings, office manager for the bank's Sharpsburg branch.
Carey said the project is important for the community.
“The library brings in so many different people into the community, it helps the community grow, it gives them different resources to be able to give back,” Carey said.
She said the foundation supports projects where it has branches. “Ours is really just about helping the communities we are in,” Carey said.
Hastings said the donation shows that the bank is committed to helping the Sharpsburg community.
“We're with the library,” Hastings said. “We're pretty excited and they were too.”
The expansion project will keep the library at its current location on Main Street.
“This building is staying and we're keeping the community garden,” Kathy Amrheim, branch manager for the Sharpsburg Library, said.
The project is expected to cost between $500,000 and $600,000 and go out for bid in April with ground breaking in May, Amrheim said. Library officials hope to be finished in October or November.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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