Library Building Project

In 2016, the Town commissioned a library feasibility study at the request of the Library Trustees. The feasibility study concluded that a new library building would most effectively meet the Town’s library needs, as the current building is a poor candidate for renovation. In 2017, the appointment of a Library Building Committee was authorized by Town Meeting.

The Library Building Committee has spent the last 18 months evaluating the current library’s building infrastructure and usage data, interviewing library staff and patrons, conducting wide-reaching community surveys, facilitating focus groups, meeting with community members, town organizations and other key stakeholders, and holding multiple community forums.

On Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm, the Library Building Committee and architects from Oudens Ello Architecture will present final schematic designs at a community meeting in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. These designs reflect extensive research, feedback, and input and exemplify a library that will meet the needs of Belmont residents for years to come.

News & Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About the Belmont Public Library Building Project

Building Committee Documents

Feasibility Study Documents

Feasibility Study Meetings


Building Committee Members

Name Title  Street Address Email Address Appointed
Clair Colburn Chair 34 Centre Ave [email protected] January 2018
Stephen Sala Secretary 20 School Street [email protected] January 2018
Sally Martin Treasurer 29 Oak Street [email protected] January 2018
Jenny Fallon Committee Member 30 Richardson Road [email protected] January 2018
Robert McLaughlin Committee Member 81 Wellesley Road [email protected] January 2018
Kathy Keohane Committee Member 19 Rutledge Road [email protected] January 2018
Heli Tomford Committee Member 72 Pinehurst Road [email protected] January 2018
Bart Nelson Committee Member   [email protected] January 2018
Steve Engler Committee Member 65 Bay State Road [email protected] January 2018
Marcie Schorr Hirsch Committee Member 64 Old Middlesex [email protected] January 2018

Robert Schafer

Committee Member 161 Lewis Road [email protected]

January 2018

Madeline Fraser Cook

Committee Member      
Peter Struzziero Staff Liason Belmont Public Library [email protected]           N/A

Do you have questions about our process to design the new library? Would you like to give feedback, or get involved? Please feel encouraged to fill out the form below, and we’ll be happy to hear from you or answer any questions you might have.


Building Committee Meetings