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Foundation & Library news
Here are several articles that demonstrate the timeline, process, and efforts for a new library over the years.
Grant award announced
On October 4, 2012, The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded Belmont $7.5 million toward a new library. More about the award:
Incinerator Site Now Key for New Library
While the former town incinerator and the proposed new Belmont Public Library are both located on Concord Avenue – albeit two-and-a-half miles from each other – it would appear at first glance that the development paths for each are mutually exclusive. [Read the rest of this story, from Belmont Patch]
MBLC Approves Grant Application
July 2011: Belmont is placed third on the wait list to receive a $7.5 million construction grant for a new library.
January 2011: The Board of Library Trustees submitted an application for a state construction grant.
2011 Town Meeting: Town meeting approves grant application and preliminary design concept.
In the news
Recent stories in the news, from Belmont's Citizen-Herald unless otherwise noted.