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...