On August 9, the trustees held a
meeting with town residents and Ron Lamarre of Lavallee-Brensinger, the
architect designing the proposed library addition. There was an
excellent turnout, and lively discussion. There was general appreciation
for our library and librarians, as well as the character of the
existing building. Many felt more space was needed for programming, and
had thoughts on use of the tower room and patio. A dedicated space for
"tweens" and small group study areas were discussed. Issues such as "line of sight" and technology were also discussed.
In the hopes of furthering the discussion, a suggestion box has been
placed in the library, as well as two notebooks in each of the Little
Free Libraries at the Harbor and in South Newbury. Feel free to leave
any ideas for spaces you would like to see, spaces you find special
already, or any other ideas you wish to share. These comments can be
The Trustees will be having their monthly meeting
Monday September 11th at 3:30pm, and a meeting with architect Ron
Lamarre on September 18th at 3pm in the Town Office Meeting Room. All
trustees meetings are open to the public.
Stay tuned for future opportunities for public input.