FENTON, N.Y. -- Just five years, after it faced a possible closure, the Fenton Free Library, could see an expansion.

The town, recently applied for $8,500, through the county's small communities fund.

The money would be used, to construct a 1,500 square foot addition to the existing building.

Staff at the library say, attendance has been on the rise in recent years, with new programs for both children and adults.

The executive director says, the need for more gathering places for programs continues to grow.

"We needed to still keep the literacy piece for our younger children, for the younger people, and the adults, but it was really important to do it in more of a community based role," said Korin Spencer, Fenton Free Library Executive Director.

If the funding passes, the addition could be completed in the next two years.