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Middlebury's Isley Library seeking $9.6 million for big expansion

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Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



Ilsley Public Library Feasibility Report FINAL_RFS 54 cmyk.jpg
THIS IMAGE FROM an architect’s study envisions a three-story atrium being added to the back of Ilsley Library as part of a 14,000-square-foot addition that would, in part, replace earlier additions to the 1924 building.

MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library trustees have hired a consultant to determine how much money could be raised locally to underwrite a major expansion and renovation of the library — a project tentatively estimated at around $9.6 million.

The board’s decision to commission a fundraising feasibility study comes on the heels of a newly released report that recommends removing the library’s two most recent additions and erecting a new, 14,000-square-foot structure onto the back of the original, 1924 Ilsley building.

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