Library gets gift for build project

  • The Peterborough Town Library Staff photo by Ben Conant

Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:58PM
Peterborough Library gets gift for build project

It was recently announced by the Peterborough Town Library’s 1833 Society that the Forest’s Ramp Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has given a significant gift of $250,000 to its capital campaign to build a new library. The library campaign goal is $8.5 million with $7,172,130 million raised to date in gifts and pledges. A $3 million bond was passed at Peterborough’s May 9 town meeting by a high margin of 79 percent in favor.

Scheduled for construction this fall, the expanded library will be built with accessibility and sustainability as core features. The plan incorporates three dedicated multi-media-equipped meeting spaces of different sizes and available for public use. The small meeting spaces will meet the needs of students and tutors, accommodate business and online meetings, and meet the increasing demand for space to conduct confidential appointments. The largest multi-purpose room will accommodate up to 120 people for small business conferences, presentations, movies, concerts, weddings, and other large-scale events. The new library spaces will help encourage community collaboration and connection.

A dedicated area for young adults will be created that will serve as a safe, fun, and productive place for teens to work and play. The new children’s program area will be a bright and cheerful space that embraces their physical and developmental needs and will provide much needed space for families to engage with their children’s learning.

“This significant grant from the Forest’s Ramp Fund represents a huge endorsement of our renovation plans to ensure that the library will continue to be a key cornerstone of the town’s long-term vision for the community as the social, cultural, intellectual and economic center of the Monadnock region,” notes Corinne Chronopoulos, library director.

For more information, contact the Capital Campaign office at 924-4342 or email 1833capcamp@gmail.com.