Two Information Sessions Highlight Details of Hopkinton Library Expansion Plan

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Hopkinton’s Permanent Building Committee (PBC) is hosting two information sessions for residents to learn more about plans to expand the Hopkinton Public Library.

The first session takes place on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., in the HCAM studio at 77 Main Street, lower level. The PBC and representatives from Johnson and Roberts architects will present the preliminary design for the 22,000-square-foot expansion project, talk about the planning process and timeline, and answer questions. This session will be broadcast live on HCAM.

On Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, the PBC will host another session at the Hopkinton Public Library. While adults are learning more about the library building project, children can join Mrs. K for storytime, make their own books and take them home.

Voters will be asked to approve the preliminary design at the Annual Town Meeting, which begins on Monday, May 2. A yes vote will qualify Hopkinton for a state grant that could fund up to 50% of library construction costs. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will announce grant recipients in July 2011.