Framingham Public Library To Hold Open Houses Focusing on New McAuliffe Branch Project

Are you interested in learning more about the Library’s plan to build a new McAuliffe Branch Library in the Nobscot village area? How the project will benefit the community as a whole? What you can do to help?

Come to one of the open houses the Library is holding for this purpose.

The events will be held on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m., at the existing McAuliffe Branch at 10 Nicholas Road, and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m., at the Main Library at 49 Lexington Street. See preliminary architectural drawings of the new building’s design, and pick up materials that explain the project in detail. Library officials will give a brief presentation about the project, and be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. There will also be an opportunity to go on a guided tour of the proposed new branch library site on Water Street.

On May 1, Library trustees will ask a Special Town Meeting to fund the town’s share of the project, which will be accomplished through a twenty year bond. The Framingham Public Library Foundation has raised nearly two-thirds of its fundraising goal of $600,000. These funds will be used to reduce the town contribution. Last year, Framingham was awarded a state grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners of $4.2 million for the project.

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