Voters Approve a New Addition To the Charlotte Library in Vermont
We were extremely proud to support the Charlotte Library in Vermont as they went to the voters on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. This campaign would support half the cost of the construction of an addition to the Charlotte Library so that the small library could expand and better serve its community. It passed by a 63% margin at 629 to 236.
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The total cost of the construction of the facility will total $1.4 million dollars. However, local fundraisers are helping to raise the remaining $700,000 needed to construct the new addition. The original space was built to accommodate about 8,000 books but the library currently holds around 15,000 items. Library Director, Margaret Woodruff, says the number of special clubs and programs offered have also ballooned by 90% in the last 6 years necessitating new community spaces and meeting rooms that will be provided in the new building.