Library Trustees to Work Toward a New Building

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By Patrick Cronin

Hampton Union, Tuesday, September 27, 2005

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online]

HAMPTON -- The Lane Memorial Library’s board of trustees has made a commitment to work toward a new public library building for the town in the next seven to 10 years.

The commitment was made at the Sept. 14 meeting.

"Recognizing that it will take much fund-raising and education of the public as to the needs for a new building, the board determined that certain deferred maintenance needs will have to be addressed now in order to keep the current building functioning until such time as the town approves a new facility," stated library director Catherine Redden in a letter to Tom Gillick, who is chairman of the library’s planning committee.

Redden stated the trustees are proposing a warrant article for 2006 in the amount of $250,000.

That will pay for the replacement of the HVAC system, an emergency exit from the children’s room and a solution to the accessibility to the ramp in the winter.

Redden stated the repairs will also make the current building more marketable when the library moves.

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