Library Expansion Project Documents
This page includes information on the process of the expansion project, Permanent Building Committee, minutes from all public meetings, Library Building Program and Long Range Plan of the Library.
Updates on Project Document - August 2015

Schematic Design - FRONT & SIDE VIEWS

June 18, 2015 - Architect's presentation to the Hopkinton Historic District Commission.   Click here to view...

Aug. 18, 2015, at 7:30 pm - Design Review Board will review the library site plan.

CLICK HERE to link to the town's application for the site plan review.

Aug. 25, 2015, at 8:30 pm - The Planning Board Public Hearing on the library site plan and the approval process.

CLICK HERE to link to town's aplication for the special permit.


A unique opportunity to leverage up to 50% of a library construction grant opportunity was announced in 2010.
An application for a Library Construction Grant was submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners on January 27, 2011.
In July 2011, MBLC awarded the town of Hopkinton $4.5 million as a Library Construction Grant.

Read the award summary

Read the grant application

Award Announcement from Town Manager's Office


Permanent Building Committee (PBC)

The Board of Selectmen established the Permanent Building Committee in July 2010 to oversea the application process of a library construction grant.

The Committee met every other Thursday of each month starting on Sept. 9th, 2010 at the fire station.

Representing the Library

Three temporary members representing the library were also appointed by the Selectmen. Three temporary members include Laura Barry, Marie Eldridge and Scott Richardson who work with the Permanent Building Committee for the duration of the project. Library Director, Rownak Hussain worked with both groups.

PBC Presentations to Town Boards and Committees-June 2010 through April 2011.


Feasibility Study

A feasibility study on four site options was conducted in Aug. 2010.

Part 1 and Part 2
Cost Estimates

The PBC worked with the architects, Library Director, Project Manager, Library Building Committee and interested residents over six months in reviewing and analyzing the feasibility study sites and ultimately decided to renovate and expand the current library to the adjacent lot on 9 Church Street.


Permanent Building Committee Meeting Minutes - 2010

July - 7/15, 7/20
August - 8/3, 8/12, & 8/31
September - 9/9 & 9/23
October - 10/7 & 10/21
November - 11/4 & 11/18
December - 12/2

On April 11, 2011 several residents submitted a letter to the Selectmen concerning the library project. To read the letter.
The Permanent Building Committee and the Library Building committee responded to their letter on April 26, 2011.
The Library Building Program

The Board of Trustees hired Marjorie Judd, a library building consultant, in 2008 to develop the library building program.

Ms. Judd worked with the Library Director, staff and the Trustees to gather information on the history of the library, analyze the existing building and how it functions in meeting the needs of the community. She also engaged community members in gathering their feedback on what they expected the future library to provide. This program will meet library service needs of Hopkinton residents over next 20 years.
A community wide survey was conducted in 2008 as a part of the needs assessment. 465 adults and 678 middle school students responded to the survey.

Survey Summary

Long Range Plan
Developing a Long Range Plan (LRP) for the library was as essential part of the Library Building Program. The LRP contains the mission statement, library service goals and outlining specifics tasks associated in meeting service goals.


Preliminary design
There has been a great deal of thought, planning and discussions about what the library should look like, how it should function for patrons and staff, and how it should fit in its downtown location.

See the results of this effort!

Exterior Library Rendering

1st Floor,2nd Floor & Basement and the Site Plan