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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:

  1. Belmont Patch article (October 4, 2012)
  2. Belmont Citizen-Herald article about the celebration (October 18, 2012)

Read the press release about the grant 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.

Visit the library Web site to see schematics and get more information.

In the news

Recent stories in the news, from Belmont's Citizen-Herald unless otherwise noted.