The Greenfield Public Library Foundation has made another $500,000 payment to the City to support construction of the new Greenfield Public Library. This brings the foundation’s total support to $1 million. The foundation has committed a total of $2 million to the project and will continue to make payments to the City as pledges and gifts are received.
“The Library Foundation’s support of this project has been unwavering and is a testament to its commitment to the taxpayers of Greenfield and to the pursuit of knowledge,” said Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. “I again want to thank everyone who has supported this investment in our community and in our future.”
“We are pleased to make our second payment toward the new library to reduce the burden on taxpayers,” said Greenfield Public Library Foundation President Jeanne Canteen. “We’re excited to see the new building taking shape and we look forward to fulfilling our commitment of $2 million in the future.”
“I am happy to report that the library project is on time and on budget,” said Greenfield Public Library Director Ellen Boyer. “So far, we have been able to avoid the supply chain issues that have plagued other projects across the country. We are on track to move into the new building by May of 2023.”
The library building project totals $19,541,296. This sum includes $2 million from the Library Foundation and a grant of $9,378,183 from the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program.