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Library Expansion Plan

From left: Peter Feinstein, chairman of the Sawyer Free Library’s building committee; Meredith Fine, president of the library board; and Deborah Kelsey, the executive director of the library. Photo credit: Sam Goresh

“People expect more and more from their library
today than they have in the past, and our goal is to
bring the people of this community the kind of
library they deserve.”
Meredith Fine, president of the
Sawyer Free Library’s Board of Directors

Building Committee

Peter Feinstein, Chairman
Paul McGeary, Vice-Chairman
Meredith Fine, President of the Board of Directors
Fred Cowan, Board of Directors member
Deborah Kelsey, Director of the Library
Joe Taormina, Architect

Documents
Building Program
MBLC Grant Application
Saunders House Preservation Report

Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00 am — Agenda

Previous Meeting Minutes



Contact the Building Committee

Your feedback is welcome!



Site Plan

Library Expansion Plan
Library Expansion Plan

In the News

Gloucester Daily Times
2017
2/24 – Article: “Trustees consider library upgrade”
2/13 – Fishtown Local column: “Bigger isn’t always better”
2/9 – Column: “Answers about Gloucester’s library”
2/7 – Article: “Can library serve present while honoring past?”
2/6 – Letter to the Editor
2/4 – Letter to the Editor
1/30 – Fishtown Local column: “If it ain’t broke..”
1/24 – Article: “Library sends plans to state”
1/16 – Letter to the Editor
1/12 – Our View column: “Library lovers, preservationists should be allies”
1/12 – Article: “Crowd focuses on Saunders House, amphitheater”
1/11 – Letter to the Editor
1/11 – Article: “Mixed reaction from public at library plans”
1/10 – Letter to the Editor
1/09 – Article: “Commish questions library plan”
1/02 – Article: “Fate of historic building uncertain”
1/01 – Letter to the Editor
2016
12/22 – Letter to the Editor
12/15 – Our View column: “A necessary and vital part of life”
12/06 – Article: “Library expansion plans detailed”
5/04 – Our View column: “The time is now for a new library in Gloucester”
4/26 – Article: “Library looks to expand”

Other Sources
2017
1/03 – GoodMorningGloucester post: “Proposed Building Plans Sawyer Free Library, City Hall…Whoa!”