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 spent two years 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, 2019, the Library Building Committee and architects from Oudens Ello Architecture presented 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
Building Committee Documents
Feasibility Study Documents
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|
|Committee Member||161 Lewis Road||[email protected]||
Madeline Fraser Cook
|Peter Struzziero||Staff Liason||Belmont Public Library||[email protected]||N/A|
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