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Thanks to everyone who has worked to support this important community project.

Current Construction Report

Last Update July 15, 2003

It has been an incredible year. So much work has progressed to the point that we are now preparing to receive furnishings and cabinetry. Carpeting and flooring is an ongoing item along with painting and installing the electrical fixtures. The historic renovation in the front reading rooms is doing quite well and it is now only a matter of weeks until the project is complete.

We continue to give site tours and if you are interested in a visit to the new library, please feel free to conatct Betty Chelmow at 781.828.1626 Tours are by appointment only and are scheduled on Saturday mornings. Hard soled shoes are highly recomended.

For past reports and for additional photos, please click on the links to the monthly reports to the left of this page.

And now onto the most current photos...


The Copland Family Activity Center

Betty Chelmow and Amy Montague, Director of
MassAudubon Visual Arts Center on a recent tour.

The collonade sweeps gently across the new entrance.


The new Browsing Gallery, bathed in natural light, looking towards the central staircase.

Yup, it's a bathroom.

The dual fired burners are capable of using gas or oil to heat the building.

The view from the landing of the Great Staircase on a
rainy windswept Spring afternoon.

A view of the new Reference Room as it nears completion.

Two reading nooks overlooking the rear of the building.


One of the historic reading rooms as it begins painstaking restoration.

Stairs leading into the lower gallery outside the Community Room.

The Canton Art Association on a recent building tour.

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photos & website by George T. Comeau © 2003