A note to Blogging Belmont readers: if you support the effort to replace our aging and decrepit public library with a modern facility, there is a critical meeting tomorrow (Monday) evening at 7:00 PM that you need to attend.
This is a virtual (Zoom) meeting. You can show your support for the new library building project by logging in to an important Zoom meeting. At the meeting the Select Board and the Board of Library Trustees will hold a joint session to discuss the future of the Town’s library. There will be time for public comment and your presence tells the community – including donors and decision-makers in Town government – that the library is important to you.
The Town’s public library is the most-used public building in town. Our long and (thus far) fruitless efforts to replace the 60 year old structure on Concord Ave with a modern building have been documented here over the years. Our Select Board notably passed on an offer of some $7 million in State funding to build a new library more than 8 years ago. Since then, there have been efforts to raise private funds to build a new structure.
You can help by voicing your support at the Oct 4th joint meeting. The Zoom link for Monday’s meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88562237251. Our political leaders are watching. It matters *how many* people give and *how many* attend Monday’s meeting.
Other ways to help:
- Donate to the new library fund and add your name to our growing list of supporters. It matters *how many* people give. Every donor inspires more donors. Your $1 donation – or $10, $100, $1,000 or more – helps build the groundswell needed for success.
- Read and share this article Floods, power failures and elevator woes: Belmont Public Library needs a new home
- Request a lawn sign to help spread the word
- Visit the Belmont Library Foundation’s website to learn more about the project and important dates
I’ll see you tomorrow evening!