picked as site
for the new Claymont library
has decided to accept Commonwealth Group's offer to donate
slightly more than an acre of land in the Darley Green
development as the site on which to build a branch public
library in Claymont. A reliable source told Delaforum that the
property will be other than the one in the commercial area
planned along an extension of Manor Avenue, which previously had
been offered. A county spokesperson declined to provide any
information pending an official announcement of the decision.
Friends of the Claymont Library, a citizens organization which
will help finance it, previously expressed preference for
locating the facility on a larger tract on the site of the
former Children's Home on Green Street. That property would have
had to be purchased.