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Uncle Irvin: Limbo library

07/25/2017 09:57AM ● By Richard Gaw
The Kennett Library is in limbo again. For more than 10 years, its Board of Directors has wanted a new, expanded library to pursue its many worthwhile goals of learning and community services.
The newest hope of a joint venture with the borough has been permanently jettisoned with the library's plea for the Weinstein lot on Willow Street. The library is now begging the borough to sell the lot to the library at a discounted price, when it already has a site on Route 1 in Kennett Township that the Library Board bought for $600,000. It's large enough to build four libraries.
The Borough of Kennett Square previously allotted the library six measly parking spots to share with post office patrons. To request that the borough now make what amounts to large cash donations by discounting the value of the Weinstein lot takes a lot of chutzpah by library president Tom Swett. Swett and his fellow board members are in a bind. They may never be able to budge.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)