Click on the image above to see it at a larger size. A $41,205 Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Planning and Design Grant was awarded to Tilton Library in August 2014. A required $20,600 supplement was funded by Tilton Fund, Inc.
Shortly after the award was announced, library trustees appointed a seven member Needs Assessment Ad Hoc Committee which interviewed and recommended an owner’s project manager and an architectural firm.
The firm, Johnson Roberts, Associates, Inc. of Somerville has prepared an initial design using the approved and accepted library building program.
This initial design and results of site studies were used to apply for a Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program Construction Grant Round in January 2017. At the July 13, 2017 meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Deerfield project was placed on the Waiting List, with a rank of #12 of 24.
September 2020 Update: In 2019 Tilton Library moved up to #5 on the Waiting List. If one or more of the libraries in this grant program do not receive funding from their towns we could move up the list even more. In 2020 the MBLC paused the Library Construction Program for a year due to how COVID-19 has impacted municipal budgets. This program will likely continue in 2021 and the Tilton could easily get to the top of the list!
When funds become available through the state’s annual capital budget, a $3,944,338 provisional grant award will be made for Tilton Library’s construction project.Schematic Design / Cost Estimate Library Building Program PDF Library Project PowerPoint Library Project UPDATE PRESENTATION 2021 FAQs About the Project
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