Debt Exclusion Passed for New LibraryThe Debt Exclusion passed for the new library by 71%.
Next Steps: The Sharon Standing Building Committee takes over the project. Trustee Robert Levin and Library Director Lee Ann Amend, are sworn in members of the committee representing the library.
The MBLC will award the funds - usually mid to late July. Contracts between the state and the town will follow before first payment is released. For updates, click on the "New Library" icon from the homepage. Go to "Where Are We Now" to get an update for each step of the process.
Town Meeting Article 17 for New Library ResultsArticle 17 passes with 82% of the vote. The next step in the process is the election and ballot question which is dated for May 21. Absentee ballots are available. Contact Town Clerk Marlene Chused if you have any questions.
New Library Design - Architectural RenderingsThe library, Sharon Standing Building Committee and the Sharon Historical Commission have worked since December to tweak the new library design so it will do justice to the historic area and the front is a replication of the original Center School. The original design size is the same. The building footprint on the site is 10,992 SF. There are 2.5 stories. The overall size is 69.9' x 160'
Elevation diagram from North Main Street
Elevation diagram with abutters homes
Conceptual Schematic Design Dimensions
New Library Building Project InformationInformation about the proposed new library building project.
Sharon Cable TV Library Tour and DiscussionLook here to see the conditions of the current building and to hear about the proposed new library.
New England Legends with Jeff Belanger, Tuesday, May 21, 7:00-9:00pm
For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region.
Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, the talk presents highlights from his own adventures, his work, plus a look at the investigation process, and compelling audio and visual paranormal evidence. Belanger’s presentation will delve into the reasons behind the legends.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
Author Michael Tougias "U-Boats So Close to Home"
The Sharon Public Library Veteran's Club invites you to attend a presentation by author Michael Tougias about his book, "U-Boats So Close to Home: An American Family's World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them." Thursday May 23rd 6:30-8:00 PM Library Community Room. All invited. Refreshments.
Would you like to hear about bestsellers, movies, music, and audiobooks almost as soon as they arrive here at the library? We are excited to offer free Wowbrary email alerts that showcase our newest items each week.