As you know, our library is in rough shape. Just how rough? You can see for yourself tomorrow, when the Library Board of Trustees, Belmont Library Foundation and the Library Building Committee jointly host guided tours of our public library between 1PM and 3PM tomorrow, Sunday, October 17.
If you’re a Belmont resident who is wondering whether the Town really needs to build a new Library, or whether some Spackle, new paint and other touch ups will solve the BPL’s problems, this event is for you. There will be small group, guided tours of the facility as well as a informational posters and a video on display outside. Here is a link to a PDF of the flier for the event.
There is more information on the event at NewLibraryFund.org. The Library Board of Trustees has also put together an excellent, informative and -frankly – powerful video documenting the myriad of ills facing our nearly 60 year old building. Among them: outdated electrical systems, an elevator that runs on vacuum tube technology, inadequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning and inaccessibility for residents with physical disabilities.