Learn about the library’s plans
Five years ago, the library bought the house next to it on Main Street. The library staff and boards have worked hard since then, with lots of resident input, to develop a plan for utilizing the house and connecting it to the library. They are now ready to roll it out. If you have not had a chance to see the proposed changes, you are invited to attend one of two public forums.
The main branch will host forums on March 6 at 7 p.m. and March 20 at 11 a.m. The trustees will present both the architectural plans and the new program opportunities that are proposed.
The forums will give you an opportunity to learn what is included in the additional space, such as more public meeting spaces (that is in great demand), teen and tween study rooms, maker spaces, informal gathering spaces (did we mention a coffee and snack area), private computer nooks, a large children’s area with an activity room and much more. Please attend a forum and find out how an 18th-century house and an 19th-century library can be connected to create a vibrant 21st-century library.
The Community Preservation Committee includes funding for this project in its warrant article. In fact, there will be two articles at Town Meeting requesting support for the library project. The public forums offer everyone a chance to learn more and ask questions ahead of Town Meeting in April.
The library is a critical resource for all residents and serves as the community center for Concord. Please come to a public forum and please support the library at Town Meeting and beyond.
Holly and John Cratsley
Linda and Whit Painter