Most of the library’s books were packed to be moved to the Community Center. Photos by Katrina Margolis
By Katrina Margolis
Hometown Weekly Reporter
The Sherborn Library is a place for all to enjoy. There are plentiful activities and events for children, books and movies for adults – it is truly a community destination. Currently, the Library is moving across the street to the Community Center so that it can undergo renovations to make it an even bigger and better part of the Sherborn community. The move began Monday and will continue into next week.
“The moving part, we’ve planned for the past six months, then all of a sudde,n you just hit the ground running and you just get it done,” library director Elizabeth Johnston explained.
The renovations will take about a year. Johnston explained what exactly the library is having done. “We’re bringing the whole building up to code - HVAC, handicapped access, lighting.
And then we’re expanding about 10,000 square feet, which will be comprised of a new children’s room that will go out the back,” she said. “Below the children’s room will be a public meeting room and some conference room space. There will be a little connector between the existing library and what’s going to be the new area. It will be a little café and a place where there will be electronic bulletin boards so people can see what’s going on.”
For the next two weeks, the library will be in the midst of moving. “We’re planning on re-opening on January 9 or the week after that, pending some unforeseen circumstances,” Johnston explained. “When we’re at the Community Center, we’re planning on being open the same hours that we’re open here.”
Johnston added, “Right now we’re asking the public to be flexible be patient, and understand that we’ve got some really wonderful things coming and we’re going to make a really great space over at the Community Center for the duration of the project.”