Govt. Carney announces the creation of a new Wilmington library

A third Wilmington library will be constructed in the coming years after the state announced an agreement to purchase a site on North Market Street.

The creation of the library will be funded through approximately $22 million that was secured in fiscal year 2022-2023 bond bill and American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The new library, which will be located at 3905 N. Market St. where the vintage Saab dealership currently resides, will accommodate increased parking needs and provide ample land for site development.

“Libraries have evolved to meet the needs of communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. John Carney said. “This new library in Wilmington will provide services to the surrounding community, benefiting families and children for generations.”

This location will not replace the North Wilmington Library Branch at 3400 N. Market St., and instead will exist as a library campus to expand available services. The city’s main library, the Wilmington Public Library, is located in Rodney Square at 10th and Market streets.

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