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|February 2, 2023
|Grant round announced
|February 28, 2023
|Amplifund training for Letter of Intent submission
|April 28, 2023
|Letter of Intent due by 4:00 pm Eastern
|Mandatory application workshops
|June 7, 2023
|Amplifund training for application
|May 31, 2024
|Application due by 4:00 pm Eastern (must have submitted a Letter of Intent to qualify)
|June 16, 2024
|Certified votes of local approvals and appropriations for application and Planning & Design phase local funding due by 4:00 pm Eastern
|Independent review of applications and reviewer site visits to applicant libraries
|Grant recipients recommended to MBLC Director
|Commissioners vote to approve immediately funded and waitlisted grant recipients; MBLC contracts executed with grant recipients
|October 2024 - December 2025
|Planning & Design for Standard Grant recipients
|December 2025 - January 2026
|Independent review of MPLCP Level of Design
|Estimates based on MPLCP Level of Design; Construction phase grant awards calculated
|Commissioners vote to approve Construction phase grant awards
|March - June 2026
|Certified votes for local approvals and appropriations for Construction phase local funding
|June 2026 - June 2027
|Design work from completion of schematic design through construction documents
|Construction contracts for projects (usually 16 to 24 months)
Southborough Library offered a survey in 2023 to collect feedback on the library's current building, to ensure the library meets user needs. Please see survey results below.
Below see selected reviews of the library and the library building.
The Marlborough and Natick libraries both added on to their original historic locations- so should Southborough!!!!
I love the library & staff. It works great for me but I support what the staff thinks is needed
Love the current building but it does fill up very quickly, needs more breathing room.
I love our town library, I would love to see it expand.
I love the library and wish it had more of the more than books, like other libraries. I also wish there were more information services (taxes, bureaucracy, insurance, legal advice, ESL, etc).
I love our library and would support any of their needs. We are truly blessed to have this gem in our community and I use it weekly.
It’s a beautiful space but very small. Would love to see ideas for the future
I love going to the library because of the relationships I have with the librarians. I would listen carefully to their input as they know the community and its needs.
I’m a library supporter. My kids and I support every effort there is to expand and make this library a state of the art resource to the community...Please continue to make the library a hub for the town to build knowledge, skills, and a sense a community.