The bulk of new donations to the Writing the Next Chapter Campaign will be applied to the renovation of the existing Library so that we may continue to provide the greater Annville community with additional resources to meet future need. Click here to make a donation supporting the Library Renovations.

  • First, What Does NOT Change

  • the original historic look of the fireplace rooms as planned in 1950 by Alice and Gideon Kreider
  • quiet spaces for browsing, reading, and working
  • help from the friendly, attentive staff
  • Main Floor Renovations in the 1990 Section

The 1990 section of the library currently serves as our check-out and media rooms. Once these services move to the new Addition, planned updates for this area include:

  • Lillie’s Place – informal seating area for small discussion, reading, using WIFI
  • Two study rooms
  • Friends’ Bookstore – replacement for the Book Corner now downstairs
  • Library Workroom for processing and repairing library materials
  • Exterior Work along Main Street

  • Curved wall with library’s name, attractive fencing and lighting in the style of Annville’s historic downtown streetscape
  • Lower Level Improvements

  • Dedicated Children’s Library with story time area, bookcases, TV monitors, and new carpeting
  • Central Help Desk
  • ADA-accessible family restroom
  • Creativity Center for crafts, STEM projects, and hands-on exploration (requires cabinets, lighting, flooring, wall removal)
  • Increased Energy Efficiency and Comfort Throughout

  • HVAC on both floors – a complex and expensive undertaking (at least $200,000); includes outside air mixing, filtration, dehumidification, and air cleaning