Library patrons in Strawberry Plains and surrounding communities will soon have a bigger and better library, thanks in part to a grant from the Secretary of State’s office.
The office is providing a $5,000 grant to assist with the expansion and renovation of the Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains. Jefferson County government is also providing $5,000 for the project and Mossy Creek Network, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is contributing $35,000.
The project will increase the library’s size from 850 square feet to 2,250 square feet. The renovated library will have room to expand the children’s learning center and increase the number of bookshelves, computers and seats for all patrons.
The work will also update the building’s electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning systems and bring the library into compliance with American Disabilities Act regulations.
Safer off-street parking will also be a