January 23, 2022

Massachusetts: West Springfield Revs Up $2 Million Capital Campaign for $13.4 Million Public Library Project

From The Republican (Springfield, MA):

Now that drawings of the $13.4 million West Springfield Public Library building project have been unveiled, the group running the WestSide Story $2 million capital campaign for the project is kicking its efforts into high gear.


The project will consist of work on the oldest part of the library, the Carnegie wing, and the razing of the rest of the structure so it may be replaced with a two-story addition. Some of the design elements of the Carnegie wing, like tall windows and the yellowish brick exterior, will be carried over into the addition. An atrium will link the Carnegie wing to the new construction.


The project will increase total space at the facility on Park Street from 19,000 to 34,000 square feet and add a community room and a mixed-use event space. It will double the size of the children’s area as well as double the number of computers available for use by the public. Additional features will include quiet study rooms, a local history room and a young adult area.

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