We are excited to announce that the Belmont Library Building Project has received an historic $2 million grant intention from the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, bringing fundraising for a new library building to a milestone moment – $5 million and counting. The $2 million grant intention for the new library building from the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation is [...]
In this edition of Belmont Journal that aired in May 2022, Belmont Library Foundation president Marcie Hirsch gives an update on the current Spring Fundraiser for a new library building. The eleven minute interview also describes the importance of having a library building in our town, why the existing building needs to be replaced, and the proposed design of the [...]
The Cost of Solving the Library Building Issues by Kathy Keohane It is often asked: Why can’t we fix the old library building? Why build a new one? The answer is money. Over the last few months, the Board of Library Trustees tasked CHA Consulting with evaluating the building to answer key financial questions: What are the “must [...]
At the October 2021 joint Select Board and Library Board of Trustees meeting, the Select Board unanimously voiced their support for the new library building. You can view the recording of the meeting on Belmont Media here.
Stories from the shadows of the library by Marcie Schorr Hirsch 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. PUMPS & PLUMBING [...]
This video, presented at the joint meeting of the Select Board and Library Trustees on October 4, 2021, gives a seven minute overview of the multiple ways the current library building is failing and why it urgently needs to be replaced. You can watch the video in its entirety on YouTube here and on the Belmont Media Center [...]