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Springfield Library Window Install Underway

New windows don't come cheap, but a big grant is helping paying the cost.

 

New windows are now being installed at the Springfield Library building. According to information posted on the library's website the work began last Wednesday and will continue through Saturday, March 2.

The project means the Winter Luau scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled.

Back in October, Springfield Patch reported that the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners approved a contract with GMI Contractors, Inc. to bring new windows to the library at a cost of $37,500 to the the township.

"The goal is to conserve heat, and it's also environmentally better," Library Director Audrey Blossic said at the time. 

Blossic said the new windows will help lower energy costs. This follows the installation of solar panels on the library's roof that promise to generate 30,000 kilowatt hours a year for 25 years.

"I decided that if I'm saving money on electricity, then I should look into heating as well, because it's expensive," she said.

The building was constructed in 1963, so the advances to heating and electricity techniques are warranted.

Blossic sought out a Keystone Grant to help pay for the windows. The matching grant will result in a final price tag of $74,500.

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