Essex, New York’s Belden Noble Memorial Library has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. The grant was funded by the Charlie Goff Memorial Fund and the Colin Fink Historic Project Fund.
Façade of the Library Improvement Project
Today’s Essex Library is housed in the historic Greystone Cottage. The stone building was originally built by Ransom Noble in the early 1800s for use in conjunction with his many business ventures. It was later used as a private library before eventually becoming the public town library. Though the building’s long history is wonderful, the library could definitely benefit from some upgrades. This grant will contribute to that effort!
“The library will use the grant to support Phase 2 of the Façade of the Library Improvement Project (FLIP), which is intended to improve accessibility, energy efficiency, and the appearance of the front of the library,” said Tom Mangano, library director.
“The grant from the Essex Community Fund through Adirondack Community Trust will give us additional resources we need to continue the project. During the second phase of the project, the front entrance will be made barrier-free, a bicycle rack and bench will be added to the front of the library, the first-floor trim will be repainted, and overgrown plantings will be removed and replaced.” (Denpubs)
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