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Library Building Project History

  • Library Building Project History

Planning for a 21st Century Library: Westford Voters Approve Library Building Project and Grant of $7,851,994!

In Fall of 2022, Westford voters approved at both the October 17 Special Town Meeting and at the November 8 ballot the Library Building Project supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in the amount of $7,851,994; this amount was ultimately raised by an additional $829,263. The proposed library design devotes almost all new space to the public and to the residents who use it most — creating space to put “the public in the public library!” The future design:

  •  More than doubles the space for Children
  •  Triples the space for young adults and emerging adults
  •  Doubles public meeting spaces
  •  Centralizes Circulation functions
  •  Increases silent and collaborative study options
  •  Offers improved technology
  •  Offers improved traffic flow & increased parking
  •  Offers flexible spaces to accommodate future trends and uses
  •  Is fully handicapped-accessible and meets current fire, safety and building codes, and is planned for Net 0
  • Maintains the historic facade, while offering a 21st Century rear

For the Community, this design offers:

  • Pre-K Child Literacy and Language Development Programs
  • Formal Education Support
  • School Library Collaboration (PS/PL Collaborative)
  • Home-schooling, Tutoring and Independent Schooling Support
  • Free Life-long Learning Opportunities
  • $13.60 Return on each public library dollar invested
  • Job Seeking and Small Business Support
  • ESL and Literacy Support
  • Meeting space, Conference space and work space
  • Boost in property values
  • Reclaim state taxes for re-investment in our community
  • SEE THE 2022 POWER POINT SHOWING FLOOR PLANS 2022 LIBRARY BUILDING PROJECT POWERPOINT

MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM GRANT SUBMITTAL: JANUARY 2017

 MPLCP Westford Application FINAL.pdf


PLANNING AND DESIGN GRANT CALENDAR, 2014-2016:

LFNC CALENDAR 8.18.16.pdf


PLANNING AND DESIGN GRANT 2014 APPLICATION:

[WESTFORD planning & design application 1.3.pdf]

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