Taking the 19th century building into the 21st century while preserving its historic character.
Letter from the Board:
We are pleased and excited to announce that since launching the “West Falmouth Library: Taking the Historic Library into the Future” capital campaign in the fall of 2013, we have raised $2.4 million toward the $2.9 million goal. The Board of Directors and Capital Campaign Committee are so grateful for the generous support from individual households, family and private foundations, the Falmouth Community Preservation Committee, and the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. These gifts reflect the value placed on the Library in the Community.
We still need to raise almost $500,000! The public phase will include cultivation events; presentations at neighborhood gatherings and association meetings and local civic organizations; the introduction of the campaign page on the Library website, the display of a unique campaign thermometer, and an appeal in the fall to anyone in our community who hasn’t yet pledged or given in support. We were able to raise $2.3 million by October 2016 in order to break ground and begin construction.
Upon completion of this project in June 2017, with the newly restored, renovated, and expanded Library building, the West Falmouth Library can provide improved accessibility, properly preserve archive materials pertaining to the history of the village of West Falmouth, support lifelong learning for all ages, enhance literacy, foster creativity, and provide comprehensive library services to a growing and diverse population.
We’re almost finished! We extend our deepest thanks to each of you for your support and hope that some of you can still help us to reach our goal.
West Falmouth Library Board of Directors
Lois Hiller, Library Director & Staff