(4) Will you build a new library or add to the Carnegie Library?

  • We aren’t sure yet. The state application requires that we consider options for adding to the existing building AND for building new on a separate site. If our application is funded by the state, we would work with an architect during the planning and design phase to look at these two options.
  • The town-identified site is 38 Avenue A, which is the lot across from town hall and next to the Discovery Center. A Cumberland Farms previously occupied the lot but was closed decades ago and demolished in the summer of 2023. The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC), which is charged with selecting a project to build on 38 Ave A, has specified that they would like a “statement building,” standing 2-3 stories high, that would fit the character of surrounding buildings, like the Crocker.

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