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How Might It Look? An exterior view from the southwest.

Library Building Project News

After nearly three years of study, public discussion, and deliberation, the Seekonk Library Facilities Study Committee (LFSC) delivered its final report to Town Meeting on Monday, November 28. The LFSC recommended the construction of a new, two-story library building at the library’s current location on Newman Avenue. The design team from Tappe Architects presented the details of the design and its estimated cost. Following this presentation, and a lively question-and-answer period, an overwhelming majority of the voters approved Warrant Article 11. By approving Article 11, the voters accepted the design concept presented that evening, and granted the Town permission to submit a Public Library Construction Grant request to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners [MBLC].First_Floor_From_Entry

The library construction grant application was submitted to the MBLC on January 26, 2017.  The entire grant package is available for public inspection at the library. The entire package is not available for download on this site. Because of its large size (341 pages), the entire application cannot be uploaded. There are some links below to the core application along with other major documents that were included in the grant application. 

The MBLC will announce the grant awards in July 2017.

Seekonk_Children's_RoomDocuments Submitted as Part of the Construction Grant Request

Application without Attachments

Library Building Program

Building Cost Estimate

Architect’s Preliminary Review, Current Site

Architect’s Preliminary Review, Pleasant St. Site

Structural Report, Buildings on Both Sites

Civil Engineering Survey, Both Sites

Report on Mechanical Systems, Existing Building

Geo-Technical Report, Current Site

Hazardous Materials Report, Existing Building

Survey of Current Site

LEED Scorecard

Second_Floor_Toward_Floor_OpeningMeeting Minutes

[Minutes of the Meetings in 2014 and 2015 are available at the library.] 

Share Your Ideas

The Committee wants to hear from the citizens of Seekonk. You can share your ideas with us by using the library’s feedback form, or you can email us directly at BuildingStudy@seekonkpl.org.  

Meetings

Everyone is welcome to attend the committee meetings. If you wish to address the committee, please contact the chairperson, Anne B. Miller prior to the meeting. Meeting announcements and agendas are posted at the Town Clerk’s Office and here on-line

Committee Members

The members of the Library Facilities Committee are Anne B. Miller (Chairperson), Alyssa Richard (Secretary), Bill Barker, Jackie Proulx, Sonig Doran Schiller, Martha Manno, and Dan Tavares

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