Tiverton is about to open a new library for the first time in 75 years. Chair of the Tiverton Library Foundation Eileen Browning says the town passed a $7 million dollar bond to pay for construction. Browning said the town made this a priority despite the recession.
“The community realized that the library itself is not just a repository of books but is a life center of a community,” said Browning.
She added that the library offers new resources for the community; including an area for children, a business center, and a history room. “The adult reading room has a fireplace; people can be cozy, meet each other, or just warm up with a book and a cup of coffee,” said Browning.
The new Tiverton library will cost a total of nearly $11 million dollars. It will be ready for early tours next month, with a grand opening set for June 13.
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