Library Week: Our Beautiful Expanded Library

This week begins the celebration of the expanded Charles M. Bailey Public Library, with June 1 being the official opening day. For the next few days, there will be special events to mark this grand occasion.

The expanded library

This project was spearheaded by the library trustees, who in turn worked with a terrific group of people on a campaign team. This is our gift to the town. Collectively, we will have raised over one million dollars for this project, and all the money will be coming from grants and donations. (The town did generously allow us to borrow $300,000 as part of a larger municipal bond.)

All the construction work was done by local people, even the bookshelves and the circulation desk. As a result much of the money stayed right in Winthrop. Now that’s what I call an economic stimulus!

Not too bad for a town of 6,000. Not bad at all.

The original Bailey Library
The addition

4 thoughts on “Library Week: Our Beautiful Expanded Library”

  1. Congratulations! I’m so pleased for you and everyone who will benefit. XOXOXO

    1. Burni, many thanks! After all the many years of fund raising and setbacks, I can hardly believe we have reached the library promised land.

  2. Can’t wait to see it!! Looks fabulous! đŸ™‚ Good job on this!!

    1. Shannon, sometimes I can hardly believe how beautiful it is. Look forward to showing it to you.

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