(2) Why is the library applying for construction project funds now?

  • In 1915 the Trustees of the Carnegie Library realized their new building wasn’t big enough to serve the community. Since then, plans for expansion have been unsuccessful. We have been making do with a too-small, inaccessible space for over 100 years.
  • Through the state‘s library construction program, we could have the chance to improve the existing Carnegie building or construct a new library to meet the evolving needs of the patrons we serve. This opportunity will not come again for another 5-8 years.

Appears in: Trustees building project