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Belmont Citizen Herald – November 7, 2021

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 [...]

November 15th, 2021|Categories: Interviews + Media|

Belmont Citizen Herald – October 5, 2021

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 [...]

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Interviews + Media|

Video: Belmont Public Library Building is Failing

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 [...]

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Events + Updates, Interviews + Media|

Belmont Citizen Herald – September 23, 2021

Floods, power failures and elevator woes: Belmont Public Library needs a new home by Ellen Schreiber 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. [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Events + Updates, Interviews + Media|

Belmont Library Project – Schematic Design Executive Summary

The Schematic Design was presented to the public on November 12, 2019 by the Library Building Committee and architects of Oudens Ello Architecture.  The Executive Summary describes the background of the project and the overall process of the Schematic Design phase.  Click on the link below for the full Executive Summary. Belmont Public Library_Executive Summary

July 18th, 2021|Categories: Design Presentations, Documents|

Belmont Library Project – Schematic Design Zero Net Energy Analysis Report

As part of the Schematic Design phase of the Belmont Public Library Project, a Net Zero Energy Study was performed.  As described in its Executive Summary, the purpose of the study is "to outline a set of performance goals for the Belmont Public Library project, both to identify potential options for optimizing energy performance and to identify a pathway [...]

July 18th, 2021|Categories: Design Presentations, Documents|
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