Why Webster Deserves a New Library

Although we recognize the beauty of the original building, it has remained virtually unchanged since its opening in 1921. An assessment of the building by the Massachusetts Historical Commission deemed the current building too structurally damaged to be salvaged. Some of the many deficiencies revealed during the assessment include: an outdated electrical system, severe physical deterioration, plumbing problems, insufficient lighting, inaccessibility, an unsafe front entrance, and a lack of space.

The new library building would include a community space that can be used while the library is closed, a new teen center, and double the square footage in order to increase collections, the number of computers, and more space for programming.