Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"among the smallest public libraries in the area"

Preliminary planning and design work for the library’s expansion is underway now that the town has selected an architect and project manager. 
The 10-member Library Building Committee recently chose Boston-based Daedalus Projects Inc. to manage the project — the firm also oversaw the construction of Franklin’s new high school — and pegged LLB Architects to handle the architectural work. 
LLB Architects, based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, has designed several library expansions, including for the towns of Foxborough, Maynard, Scituate and Walpole. 
Approved last April, the Franklin Public Library project includes a 6,000-square-foot, two-story addition that will provide space for a new community room, coffee shop and young adult section. The cost has been estimated at $6.6 million, but may change as the project becomes more defined.

Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News

Franklin Public Library - new sign back in place after an accident took it down in Oct 2014
Franklin Public Library - new sign back in place after an accident took it down in Oct 2014

The Library Building Committee as appointed in Dec 2014

7. Resolution 14-89: Creation of a Library Building Committee
motion to accept, seconded, passed 8-0

Library Building Committee – Vote Resolution 14-89 First (voted above)

Matthew T. Kelley - 75 Crescent Street
Judith Pond Pfeffer - 37 Arlington Street
Thomas D. Mercer - 14 Mercer Lane
Christopher K. Feeley - 5 Taft Drive
Felicia Oti - Library Director
Monique Doyle - 3 Greenfield Road
Sandra Brandfonbrener - 8 Beech Street
James M. Roche - 152 Daniels Street
Nancy J. Rappa - 25 Queen Street
Joseph Mullen (added during clerk reading of motion) 

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