In January, the Board of Library Trustees put the finishing touches on an application for a state library construction grant to help build a proposed new library building on town-owned land at 195 Main Street, the site of the former Highway Department garage. The Trustees hand delivered the application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in downtown Boston.
Wayland voters will be asked to endorse the grant application at Annual Town Meeting, which starts on Sunday, April 2. This article is the final required step in the state’s application process and will ensure that Wayland’s application is considered. It does not request funding at this time; this would occur at a later date if Wayland receives a grant. If awarded, the grant would contribute approximately 40% of eligible construction costs for a new library building.
Over the next six weeks, Library Trustees will be presenting details of the application and the warrant article in meetings with Town boards, in public forums, and in articles in local media. The full application is available on the library website (http://waylandlibrary.org/grant-application-appendices/). For more information, contact Board of Library Trustees Chair Aida Gennis or Library Director Dana Mastroianni.