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Uncle Irvin: Before public disclosure of new Kennett library costs, look at the renovated Radnor Township library

10/02/2018 12:26PM ● By Richard Gaw
Radnor Township, in the heart of the tony Philadelphia Main Line, just spent $7.1 million dollars on their public library, and that was only a renovation!

On the other hand, the proposed brand-new, ground-up Kennett Library price tag has yet to be disclosed. According to reports, the Radnor Library includes all the bells and whistles, including a “teen room” and plenty of free public parking. The population and demographics of Radnor Township are a good notch up on the Kennett area – the borough, Kennett Township, East/West Marlborough, and New Garden Township – but not by much.

Construction costs have gone through the roof, and that is probably holding back the public disclosures and specs on the Kennett facility. Library president Tom Swett and the board of directors should take a ride up to Radnor and see what $7.1 million gets you!

(This is an occasional column written by Uncle Irvin. As always, the column is the opinion of Uncle Irvin, and is not a news story.)