Project Timeline

The following timeline is outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). This state agency awards construction Grants to public libraries to improve library services to communities. 


October 2010- The Town submitted a letter of Intent to apply for a library construction grant in January 2011.

January 2011 - The Town submitted the grant application to MBLC with an estimated total cost of $10.2 million to renovate and expand the current library which included escalation and project contingency cost until 2014.

May 2011 - Annual Town Meeting – Hopkinton residents approved the project plan for the Library and also approved change of zoning for both Library parcels to Downtown Business.

Summer 2011 - MBLC approved the renovation and expansion plan and the town of Hopkinton was awarded $4.5 million in construction grant.

July 2014 - The MBLC announced a provisional grant award of $4.5 million to Hopkinton.

December 2014 - Hopkinton received the first installment of funds.

January - August 2015 - Design Refinement and Town Approvals.

September - November 2015 -   Construction Planning & Bidding

December 2015 - Library relocation

March 2016 - Construction begins

Fall  2017 - New library opens!

To learn about how MBLC construction grant program works, click here...