The town is hoping to get word by the end of the year that it is getting just under $4 million from the state for library renovation and expansion, according to Ellen M. Dolan, library director.
The grant was approved over a year ago and the town is waiting for the state to release the funds. After that, library supporters will go to Town Meeting to ask for $9.1 million, said Dolan, the balance needed for the project.
The 25,000-square-foot library was originally built in 1902 with additions in 1923 and 1979, she said. The project calls for renovating and expanding to 46,000 square feet, said Dolan, which will include a much larger children's room, meeting space for the public, and more room for computers.
To see floor plans, exterior renderings, and a complete list of what would be inside the new library, visit the library online.
-- Lisa Kocian
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