Library

Community Center with all of the features and benefits Lee needs ...

Quiet areas ...

to read and study.

A children's area

... that is colorful,spacious and right-sized.

Meeting Rooms ...

that are comfortable and available to the community, even after hours!

With space ...

to properly display the work of local artists

With room ...

that allows us to expand our collection to meet the changing needs of the community.

A place ...

that offers special programs just for teens!

Accessible ...

a place everyone can visit and enjoy.

Energy Efficient,

green and sustainable.
 


Thanks to the Lee Energy Committee for helping to Warm Up the Library, December 5, 2012

How was the site for the Library Community Center chosen?

When the town voted to purchase the five-acre parcel adjacent to what is now known as Little River Park in 2006, Selectman Richard Wellington mentioned that it would be a nice place for a new library. In 2007, the Board of Selectmen formed the Town Center Committee to study town-owned lands’ suitability as sites for a Town Hall, a Library and other future town needs. Survey maps showed that the lot for the existing Town Hall and Library could not support an expansion of these facilities at the municipal lot. After carefully evaluating different sites, the committee recommended building a library community center on the bluff adjacent to Little River Park and this decision was reaffirmed by a subsequent Town Center Steering Committee. This location was included in Warrant Articles approved by the voters at the 2009 and 2010 Town Meetings. On April 15, 2013, the Select Board passed a motion stating the site of the library community center would be on the bluff overlooking the park.

The southern exposure and wooded landscape at the proposed location lends itself well to green building design possibilities. Yes, some trees will have to be cut down, but due to the nature of the soil, the trees are close to the end of their natural growth cycle.

Having the town recreational and library facilities grouped in a central, complimentary location enhances the level of these services to the entire community.

Working together, Lee can build it