For many years, a new Library for Manheim Township in Lancaster County has been a dream in progress. Now that dream has become a reality. Construction is complete on the 20,100-square-foot Library that has transformed its hilltop setting from a rocky knoll to a pinnacle of knowledge. The Library welcomed its first visitors in September 2010 to rave reviews. There were more library card sign-ups in one day than the old library saw in a typical month. Book check-outs have been off the charts since the opening. Between 1,000 and 1,500 people visited the new library in one day ... a number that far exceeded the expectations of the library staff and board. Library Board President Gary Graziano reported, “Our new piece of community architecture is working well. People are talking about it at Curves, in grocery stores, and with their friends and neighbors. Mouths drop open when people enter. Smiles come across their faces. Kids get excited. They clearly love the look and feel. It is casual and comfortable and inviting. This library is clearly a home run."