By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A $500,000 check will be handed over Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va., to the Morgan County Public Library Trustees for a new library on Washington Street.
The 51/2-percent, 26-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service will be used to renovate a house and to build on an addition, according to Stanley Ehlenbeck, chairman of the board of trustees.
The existing library is located on Fairfax Street, about a block away from the Johnson House that had been donated to the trustees, Ehlenbeck explained. Once the new library is ready, Ehlenbeck said the Fairfax Street location would be used for county government office space.