Photo: Deteriorating infrastructure at the Belmont Public Library
On Oct. 4, the Belmont Select Board and Board of Library Trustees agreed a solution is needed for the failing library building. The constant failures – big and small – in critical library building systems are urgent, according to the Trustees; floods, leaks, electrical issues, an antiquated fire alarm system, and unreliable heating, air conditioning and elevators have put the building in a dire situation.
On Sunday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Belmont residents can take one of two tours of the inner workings of the library and see the condition of the building.
INDOOR OPTION: Take a small group guided tour to see the failing parts of the library building.
OUTDOOR OPTION: The committee has recreated the tour experience outdoors, using posters, video, and knowledgeable guides to walk through.
The tours are led by members of the Board of Library Trustees, Library Building Committee, and Library staff.
For more information, visit www.NewLibraryFund.org