08/31/2021 03:30 p.m. EST
At a town meeting on Aug. 24, voters approved an appropriation of $25,000 that will be used for a feasibility study for upgrades to the Acton Public Library (APL).
Thanks to a rural development grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for which the town applied and received, the town will get $25,000 to hire an architectural firm to conduct an architectural feasibility study for redesigning the library to make room for a makerspace at the library. The money is reimbursable when the project is done.
APL Director Amanda Brower explained at a Board of Finance meeting on Aug. 3 that to best serve the public, a modern library can’t just be a building that houses books anymore. To meet the modern demands of a library, the APL is interested in creating…