On May 1, 2013, Framingham Town Meeting approved by a 149-1 vote the town’s portion of the funding for the new McAuliffe Branch Library.
On July 11, 2013, the Town purchased the land for the new branch on Water Street. On March 6, 2014, the Planning Board approved the plan for the project.
The groundbreaking took place in October, 2014.
The opening date for the new McAuliffe Branch was February 16, 2016.