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.
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, which covers 50% of the project cost as estimated in 2017.
September 2021 Update: In July 2021 Tilton Library moved up to #2 on the Waiting List. Therefore it is almost guaranteed that we will get our grant offered in July 2022! We are getting ready to begin our next fundraising phase to offset the amount requested from the Town of Deerfield.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW a recording of the Tilton Library Trustees’ joint meeting on October 19, 2021 with the Selectboard, Finance Committee, Capital Improvement Projects Committee (CIPC), Deerfield Buildings Assessments Committee, and Planning Board, about the status of the library building project. A representative from the project grant funding source – the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) – was present to answer questions.Schematic Design / Cost Estimate Library Building Program PDF Library Project PowerPoint Library Project UPDATE PRESENTATION 2021 FAQs About the Project
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