Monday, April 26, 2010

Milton, Massachusetts Public Library Tour - In 1870, Milton voted to form a public library with public funds matched by private moneys. Various “Reading” rooms were rented until the Central building was opened in 1904 on land bought by 26 citizens and donated to the town. In 1958, a two-story addition was added to house Children and Young Adult collections. And today you will see a reconstruction project that cost over $13 Million dollars.

With the help of Library Director, Phil McNulty the library qualified for a state grant to help pay for the renovations along with donations made to the Milton Library Foundation and the rest was paid for by the Milton tax payers who voted 3 to 1 back in 2005 to see the renovation happen. The “new” library is roughly 50,000 square feet with 32 computers, a children’s and young adult section, and two renovated reading rooms with gas fireplaces.
The Milton Public Library goal is to promote the love of reading, to make accessible the diversity of human culture and learning, to be a resource for the community's research and information needs and to do all of this in a way that returns value for the community's investment. Milton residents may obtain a free library card good at all public libraries in the Old Colony Library Network by showing identification with a full name and current address. 

There are two rooms available to book:

Conference Room: This room holds up to 16 people at tables set up in an open square.
Keyes Community Room : This room holds up to 100 with auditorium style seating, fewer when tables are used.

This video was donated to the Milton Public Library by Laura Cahill of RE/MAX Cahill Properties

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