Groundbreaking Up Front

Library Expansion Breaks Ground

Official groundbreaking of the Grafton Public Library

Grafton, MA CTA Construction recently joined elected officials and other community leaders to mark the official groundbreaking of the Grafton Public Library expansion and renovation project.

“We’re thrilled and excited to break ground on this crucial project that will update and expand Grafton Public Library,” said Paul DuRoss, principal at CTA Construction.

The project, which is expected to be completed in late spring of 2021, will transform the 1928 building into a modern 26,000sf library that will better meet the needs of the growing community.

As part of the project, the front section of the library will be preserved with an entrance onto Grafton Common. The upper level will include the historic main reading room, showcasing original windows and woodwork, as well as meeting rooms, collections, and services for adults. The lower level will house youth services and collections, including a children’s program room, a teen-tween program and gaming rooms, tutoring rooms, and mechanical and electrical equipment space.

A 117-seat community room will be added for local organizations and groups to utilize, and the renovated library will also allow for more public access to computers.

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, administered by the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners, awarded the town of Grafton a $7.4 million grant toward the $16.6 million project.