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January 28, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Amherst, MA 01002
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Library Chat - The Public Library Construction Grant Program - ONLINE

Thursday, January 28, 2021

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Library Trustees as they talk with special guests Andrea Bunker and Lauren Stara, Library Building Specialists from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) about the MBLC’s construction grant program, including:

  • The application process (i.e., the history of this Whole Building program and why we can’t just repair the Jones using MBLC funds);
  • What is the driving factor in the size of the future Library (hint: it’s not the population of Amherst)?
  • What can and cannot be done during Design Development once the Town accepts the Grant?
  • And how does the MBLC’s new planning document affect the Jones project (hint: it’s always been about flexibility)?

You will be able to utilize the ‘Q&A’ or 'raise hand' buttons built into Zoom to ask your questions or give your comments and concerns. We will try to address all questions and acknowledge all raised hands as time allows. You will also be able to phone in to hear the session.

Zoom link forthcoming

See also: videos of previous library chats