Puruse through this well illustrated historical timeline of the evolution of public libraries in the United States created by Ariel Aberg-Riger and presented by CityLab. Be sure to take a look at the further resources listed at the end of the article as well.
The Belmont Library Building Committee and chairs of the Belmont Library Trustees presented an update to the Board of Selectmen in February 2019. The slides from this presentation are below. The Library Building Committee was appointed by Town Moderator Mike Widmer at the end of 2017. In 2018 the committee worked to hire Daedalus Projects, Inc as our Owners [...]
We are looking forward to hosting a table at Meet Belmont Community Information Fair. It will be held on Tuesday, August 28th from 6-8pm at Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington Street. Stop by to hear more about the new library project and share your thoughts and ideas. We look forward to seeing you!
Town Day on June 2 was a very festive event, and we enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many of you at our table on Leonard Street. It was great to have the opportunity to share information about the new library project and hear your thoughts and ideas. Thank you to all that stopped by the Belmont Library Foundation table!
After development of a five-year long range plan focused on programs and services, the Library Trustees commissioned a comprehensive Feasibility Study in 2016. The result of this study was a recommendation by the Trustees in February 2017 to construct a new library building, rather than attempt a long list of costly “fixes.” Download the Feasibility Study and view minutes of [...]
"Cleopatra" by Nancy Haley The Belmont Library Foundation was proud to host the Friday opening event of Books in Bloom, a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the library’s founding held over the weekend of March 2-4, 2018. To read a recap of the weekend's events and see photos of some of the Garden Club's arrangements, see Books [...]