Preparing to go to bid, new Pike County Library

By Kelly Waters The News Eagle Posted Aug 02, 2011 @ 12:41 PM
Milford, Pa. — Pike County Commissioners on July 27 heard an update about the Pike County Public Library. President of the Library Board, Rob Rohner, talked about some of the progress towards starting the library construction. “The one million dollar grants are secure and the engineer is in the process of completing the bid documents,” says Rohner. He says that if all goes well there should be groundbreaking by October. He also says that the community room will be named the Tom and Jean Hoff Community Room. Members of the Friends of the Pike County Library spoke up as well. They mentioned that they are selling T-shirts for $15 in support of the library, and they will also be hosting a two day book and bake sale on the weekend of Sept. 17-18. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 18. It will take place at the American Legion building on Water Street in Milford. All proceeds from each of these sales will go towards helping the library. Earlier this year the Library Board approved plans for a $2.5 million facility to be built on property that the library owns on East Harford Street in Milford. The building will consist of a 5,900 square foot main level, with a lower of 5,000 square feet of usable space for future expansion..