Monday, May 3, 2010
Library Building Renovation/Expansion Project
See Sandy Ward's online Library Project photo album documenting the library tours and many subsequent meetings.
The Friends group was asked in September 2009 to make a formal pledge to the Library Building Campaign. We did so, pledging $100,000! Of this, $26,000 was donated immediately and another $14,000 promised to be paid before June 2010 -- to be used during this year to offset costs associated with redesign of schematics required by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The remaining $60,000 is to be raised in future years, conditional on City commitment to bonding for the project.
President Tim Damon and Sandy Ward visited many other public libraries in western Mass. Sandy made several trip to eastern MA libraries as well, focusing particularly on historic buildings with new additions. We can learn from these examples. See Sandy's "Ideas from elsewhere" photo albums.