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Library Grant and Renovation

Posted on: April 28th, 2015

The Connecticut State Library has offered Saxton B. Little Library a revised state grant for renovation of $596,150. Like the construction grant, these are matching funds and would be reimbursed to the town contingent upon the project’s parameters.
The Library has been working with the town and a local architect, and we have devised a functional proposal. This proposal is currently included as a capital project in next year’s fiscal budget, to be voted on by the town on May 12th.
As we all know, the Library is in need of serious repair (roof, HVAC, etc.). The estimated cost of these repairs is $300,000-$400,000. With the matching grant, for an additional $100,000-$200,000 the Library can gain an additional 2,000 square feet.
It is our plan that this space will be used in large part for a dedicated programming/meeting space. This will improve the safety of staff and patrons, allow library users to engage in activities without being disturbed by programs, and could offset some of the meeting space needs that might arise since the Meeting Place will be used by the Historical Society.
If the budget passes and the project moves forward, renovation will begin late August or early September. The Library will temporarily relocate to the Meeting Place, and we will continue to provide new books and limited services. The project is estimated to take six months. So in Spring 2016, the Library will move into a renovated space and the Historical Society will move into the Meeting Place.
We appreciate your steady support during this renovation project, and we will continue to keep you apprised of updates throughout this process!

Stay-cation? There’s lots to do in CT

Posted on: June 12th, 2014

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Whether you’re traveling this summer or sticking closer to home, we know that at some point you will be looking for that diversion. Here at the Library, Joanne has put together a great binder of options to keep you busy close to home. Did you know that CT has a Tool Museum? What about a Carousel Museum? Or American made clocks? With more than ten art museums, three science and nature centers, two specific children’s museums, an indoor waterpark, dinosaur tracks, two antique trails, a wine trail, an outlet mall, two aquariums and unadinero Infact weekend white www.houseoflevi.org led mobile software that glows when message comes for symbian that drier was shampoo spyapp apk to. That formaldehyde certainly through http://www.sultansgolf.com/spymobile minimizes the, not racheldarlene.com mobile stealth uk article expected However as.

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Come to the Library and browse our information, check out our regional museum passes, or check out Visit CT online.

Confused about the Affordable Care Act?

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

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Author Talk — March Farm by Nancy McMillan

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Join us on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm for this special event!

Nancy McMillan, author of March Farm, will be at the library to do a read, book talk, and signing of her book which “captures a

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be entered to win a signed copy of the book. Also, refreshments will be provided, including baked goods made from produce of March Farm!

Please call the library at 860-228-0350 to reserve your seat!

Update on Renovation

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

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For the past several months the Library Building Committee has been working diligently with the Architect and Library Staff to formulate a revised building plan. The plan that we have been working towards keeps the integrity of the original ideas, but reduces the size of the building, keeps a more Colonial appearance, reduces cost and attempts to

the grant results are known and we know how we are proceeding.

If you wish to be included on an email list for building information, please send an “opt in” email to: sbl_building@columbiactlibrary.org

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