Greenfield Public Library given grant to upgrade facilities

Franklin County

Greenfield has received a massive grant to improve the town’s public library.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners announced last week, a more than $9 million grant for Greenfield Public Library.

Saturday morning, residents of the town gathered to celebrate the announcement.

The new Greenfield library will be more accessible and accommodating for all guests, including young families and those with disabilities.

Ellen Boyer, the Director of the Greenfield Public Library told 22News about the issues the current library faces, “It is not handicap accessible. It is far too small. We have done the very best we can with the existing space but there’s no more room to grow.”

The grant is a result of a multi-year effort by the Library’s Board of Trustees and community supporters.
It will be built next to the current library on the site of the old Greenfield firehouse on Main Street.

The city council must first accept the grant and agree to fund the rest of the project within the next six months.

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