For the sake of the community we love, the time is now to renovate and expand the heart of our community. Our library was last expanded 20 years ago. We have more than quadrupled annual patron visits since that time. Thanks to our dedicated librarians, and despite space limitations, our library offers an impressive number of programs and activities, fulfilling our goal to provide free and open access to information that supports education for all ages. The Trustees recognize that to best serve the community, more space would provide the opportunity for beneficial capabilities we do not have today.
We do not have a space suitable for teen activities. We do not have program space with storage to support multi-session programs. We do not have small meeting space for tutoring, videoconferencing or webinar viewing.
We are planning to raise some of the building costs through private donations. In March 2020, voters will be asked to support a Warrant Article for the remainder of the funding.
We need your help now.
We are currently focused on Leadership and Leverage.
Please consider volunteering your time for us, hosting a small gathering in your home for an information evening, or letting us know that you are willing to state publicly that this is a community cause you support. Supporters build supporters. We plan to have the fundraising campaign in full swing by July 15th so join our team now. We are counting on you. You are indispensable to our beautiful community of Newbury.