Thank You Library Supporters!

We at the Belmont Library Foundation greatly appreciate your foresight, compassion, generosity and efforts on behalf of our fundraising campaign for a new Belmont library building. Because of your support, our 20+ year pursuit of a new facility was capped on November 8, 2022 by receiving a successful YES vote for the new library building.  The design of the library project continued in 2023 and the new library is now under construction.  To see all of the latest updates for the project, please visit the Library Building Committee page here on the Library website.

There is still time to donate!

We are continuing to raise funds for the new library building.  Click the button to learn more about how you can support this important community project.


On June 12, 2024 the Belmont Library Foundation was thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Belmont Library construction with local and state officials, the Library Board of Trustees, members of the Library Building Committee, members of the Belmont community, and members from the teams lead by Oudens Ello Architecture, the Owners Project Manager CHA, and the General Contractor G&R Construction.

$100,000 Mass Cultural Council grant

The Belmont Library Foundation and Belmont Library Trustees are thrilled to announce the award of a $100,000 capital grant from the Cultural Facities Fund of the Mass Cultural Council to support the construction of the new Belmont Public Library.  We are grateful to the Mass Cultural Council, MassDevelopment, and the Healey-Driscoll Administration for this grant and what it means for our Belmont community. We also appreciate Rep. Dave Rogers and Sen. Will Brownsberger for their efforts to fund the MCC as an important tool for investment in community arts and cultural organizations statewide.

Mass Cultural Council and MassDevelopment staff, Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, Sen. Paul Mark, Rep. Gerry Cassidy, municipal leaders from the Town of Easton, and Cultural Facilities Fund grantees at the Children’s Museum in Easton celebrating the FY24 CFF awards

$5 Million Raised

Private donations are a crucial component of funding for the Belmont Library Building Project.  Thank you to the over 1000 corporate sponsors, foundations, and community members that have contributed!

Library Temporary Services

The Library will be relocating to temporary spaces during construction, with November 22, 2023 being the last day the existing library building will be open.  For information about the temporary services and locations, please visit the Belmont Public Library website here.

In January 2023, CitySide Subaru and East Cambridge Savings Bank presented their generous donations in support of the Belmont Library Building Project.

Preview the new Belmont Public Library design

For the most recent information about the project, including the design updates presented at the November 29, 2023 Community Presentation, visit the Library Building Committee page here on the Library website.

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About the Belmont Library Foundation

The Belmont Library Foundation is a Massachusetts 501(C)(3) private foundation formed to undertake fundraising activities for the Belmont Public Library, with its current priority to support the construction of a new building.