The real work began with excavating the hill in front of the library, digging a foundation hole for the new addition and removing the old oil tank. The Shute has an interesting history. In the 1930’s the Children’s Room was created on the basement level by lowering the floor. The foundation remained the same outside, while a concrete foundation was poured inside. A few surprises were discovered during excavation – a concrete pad below the oil tank and leftovers of a wall to the Gledhill side door below grade. Pictures are worth a thousand words:
An engraved brick incorporated into the new Shute Memorial Library design can honor family, friends or an organization. Or it can be a lasting memorial to someone special. Your gift will also support the Library’s Capital Campaign.
There are three sizes available:
4 x 8——3 lines, 14 characters each—–$100
8 x 8—–4 lines, 14 characters each——$200
12 x 12—5 lines, 15 characters each—-$600
Please contact Stacy DeMaria at 617-293-0181 or Stacy DeBole at 617-394-2303 for more information.
Read about the generous gift from the Everett Cooperative Bank to the Capital Campaign reported by the Everett Independent
Thanks to Beverly Dorman for being the very first person to respond to our online fundraising effort. You too can donate with a credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button. Razoo will process the transaction, and send us the combined donations for the month. We will also be recording donations that are given by check or cash and reporting the campaign’s progress on this website.
John Laidler has published an informative article in the Boston Globe North Section covering the award of a grant to Shute Library, Everett and addition of other communities in the area to the wait list. (Click on the words Boston Globe North Section to go to the full article.)
Great news – The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has approved our application for a Construction/Renovation Grant! Not only that, we ranked high enough to be in the first group to be given provisional grants. We have a long way to go to obtain the funding for our approximately $4 million project. But $2.2 million is a great start. Read all about it on the MBLC website.