Last night, Wednesday November 7, the Winthrop Town Council in Executive Session voted unanimously for the Town of Winthrop to purchase a specific parcel of land for our new public library.
You've told us through community conversations and interviews over the last year-and-a-half of needs assessment what mattered to you and we listened! Over and over again we heard that in order to to foster community literacy and learning our new public library site had to be central, walkable, accessible and visible.
The site selected for the new library does all this and more. Our new library will sit across from the new Little Star building. The Susie Stephens walking trail runs along the north-eastern edge. Nearby is Jamie's Place, and across the street are the Cedarwood Apartments. Our new land is walkable from the current TranGo and public school bus routes.
We could not be more excited and grateful. This incredible news comes directly on the heels of the confidence demonstrated by our community by maximizing your contributions through the October GiveMethow campaign. Thank you, Town of Winthrop, for your support in getting our community to this exciting place, and thank you to all of our Friends of the Winthrop Library for believing in this important project!
In addition to this week's Poetry Slam (Friday, November 9th at Six Knot Cider starting at 6:30) and Book Sale (Saturday, November 10 at the Red Barn), where we earn the bulk of our operating expenses, please mark your calendar and come to architect Ray Johnston's talk on Libraries and Community Friday, December 7th, 6 PM at Trails End Bookstore, and Sunday December 9th, 2-4 PM to our Hopes and Dreams Community Workshop in the Red Barn!