Westmoreland Public Library will receive a $50,000 grant from the state to help fund its expansion plans.
The expansion will include dedicated meeting space, better accessibility, exterior renovations, rearrangement of interior furnishings and work stations, a new book deposit and a new entrance. The library will be increasing its total floor space from 3,360 square feet to 5,376 square feet.
“This is a great project for the Westmoreland Library,” said Senator Ferrell Haile. “That library is not just a place to check out books. It is also a gathering place for this community and gives citizens looking for employment an opportunity to access computers for that purpose.”
“This expansion will provide needed meeting space as well as improvements to both the exterior and interior of the building,” said Representative William Lamberth. “I am thankful that we have been able to find some state funding to help support this worthwhile project.”
“I am pleased that the Tennessee State Library and Archives was able to assist the community in obtaining some of the needed grant funds,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I know the expanded library will be a great asset for Westmoreland.”
Westmoreland city government and Sumner County government are also providing funding for the project.