Help the Friends raise $200,000 to support the construction of the new library!
MONTEREY LIBRARY #2 ON THE WAITLIST FOR THE STATE CONSTRUCTION GRANT PROGRAM!
Out of the 33 libraries that applied, Monterey was ranked number 11. The program is approved for 110 million by the legislature. The first 9 libraries were awarded 68 million. Only one other library is ahead of us in ranking, so we did very well. We're not exactly sure when the remaining money will be disbursed, but the amount recommended for Monterey is 1.85 million. That means the town meeting vote for the bond is covered and now we await word from the state. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the grant reviewers wrote and told us that we have met all the requirements and our project is in line to get the money! In the meantime the trustees have voted to continue with our current architect and project manager. The Friends of the Monterey Library have started a fund drive to privately raise enough money to hire them to work on plans and permits while we await the official awarding of our grant money. That money will be part of the $200,000 the Friends will raise towards the total cost of the project. Thanks to everyone who participated in all different ways, whether it was filling out a survey or attending a forum, voting for the project on any of the three votes at town meeting, or donating to the Friends of the Library.
Mon7 - 9pm
Tues9am - 12:30pm
Wed2 - 5pm
Thurs 4-6 Fri 4 - 8pm
Sat9:30am - 12:30pm
and 7 - 9pm
The Monterey Library opened in May 1891, moved to its present location, 452 Main Rd., in 1931 and belongs to the the Massachusetts Regional Library System. The Monterey Library is also a member of the CWMARS system. To learn more, please visit our About page.
Mark Makuc -- Director
452 Main Rd
P.O. Box 172
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