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Tour the Library 10/17

Our library building is failing … and now it’s urgent.

There are constant failures — big and small — in critical library building systems (vintage 1965).  These failures have already led to multiple library closures and could have disastrous consequences for the resources inside. The problems with the building cannot wait any longer.

At a cost of tens of millions, repairing the old building is not a responsible option.

If we want to keep a Library in Belmont, we need to replace the building.

Private donations are critical to help fund the new library building.  Every gift –  from $1 to $1 million – moves the library closer to a new building.  Every donor inspires more donors until we make the new building a reality.

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The Building is Failing

What's wrong with the library building?

Failures in the building systems (electrical, HVAC, and plumbing for example) have already led to multiple library closures.  At a cost of tens of millions, repairing the old building is not a responsible option.

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See the Video for Why the Building Needs to be Replaced

The Building is Failing ... it's Urgent

The seven minute video gives an overview of the multiple ways the current building is failing. Hear from Town and Library leaders why the building urgently needs to be replaced.  Click the link below to watch the video on the Belmont Public Media website.

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Library Tours 10/17

Come See for Yourself

Tours and outdoor guided displays of the library’s failing infrastructure will be given on Sunday October 17 from 1-3pm.

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Belmont Citizen Herald 10/5/21

Descriptions of the Building's Multiple System Failures

Our library building is failing.

One might ask: “But it looks fine. Can’t it just be fixed?”

That’s the right question. Unfortunately, the answer is “no,” but don’t take my word for it. Let’s take a journey to “experience” the building failures for ourselves.

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Preview the New Library

Schematic Design of the New Library

The new building will create a dynamic community space that matches the energy of the activity inside.

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Belmont Citizen Herald 9/23/21

Floods, power failures and elevator woes: Belmont Public Library needs a new home

“What do floods, scorching heat, and power failures have in common?

These emergencies (and more) have all happened in the Belmont Public Library in the last nine months.  Every month or two, the Library Trustees get a call.  Something else has broken…”

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Wait List for Lawn Signs

Thank you for your interest in a lawn sign!  We have distributed our current batch but will be ordering more in the future.  If you would like to be put on the wait list for a lawn sign, click the below and we will be in touch when they are ready.

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