OCTOBER 14, 2015
Edgartown's New Library: Questions & Answers
Under direction of the Edgartown Library Building Committee, our director, Lisa Sherman, our architects, and our project manager, Rick Pomroy, the new Edgartown Library building is nearing completion on its site adjoining the Edgartown School. The new library is being built by general contractor Maron Construction on the site formerly occupied by the town’s 1924 elementary school building.
The project budget is $10.2 million. Edgartown has $5 million in state grant funds, and voters have agreed to a $4.9 million municipal bond issue. The balance of $1.1 million has already been paid by the town through allowable credits. About $350,000 of the $4.9 million bond will be used to meet the energy-efficiency standards of the federal LEED program; this money will be reimbursed to the town when the new library wins its LEED certification -- usually about 6 months after the building opens.
How can I support the new library?
The elected Edgartown Library Board of Trustees have established the "Above and Beyond Fund." This fund was established to provide higher level finishes, furnishings and equipment for the new Edgartown Public Library. We welcome you to become part of our efforts to help fund the final touches of the Library with true Edgartown style. Contact Library Director Lisa Sherman at 508-627-4221 for details.
What will happen to the Carnegie library building?
Edgartown has agreed to transfer the building to the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust for adaptive community reuse after the library operation has completed its transition into the new facility.
Where can I get more details about the new library plan?
Please feel free to ask us at the library for more information.
Library Project Documents
Download pdf file: Library Building Program Document
Download pdf file: Carnegie Library Blueprints
Download pdf file: Documenting Our Current Facilities
Download pdf file: Carnegie Site Structural Engineer Study 2010
Download pdf file: Latest library plans as of May 2014
Download pdf file: Library Floor Plans
Download pdf file: Above & Beyond Fund Info Sheet
Download pdf file: Donate Card- Above & Beyond Fund