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Letter to the editor: Thank you for supporting the Ilsley Library bond

On behalf of the Ilsley Public Library Board of Trustees and the Ilsley 100 Project team, our thanks to the citizens of Middlebury for your vote of confidence in passing the article in Tuesday’s election to fund a portion of the library’s renovation/expansion project through a public bond. This project will have a transformative effect on the future of Middlebury for our downtown and for generations to come, and you will be able to say that you were part of it.

We also want to extend thanks to the many people who have made it possible for us to get to this point, including our volunteers, staff, donors, and elected officials. We are particularly grateful to Library Director Dana Hart, Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, and Brian Carpenter and the Middlebury Selectboard for successfully steering us to this point. The expertise of Judith Harris, Clerk of the Works, has been invaluable. Our partners at ReArch Company, especially Chris Huston, and at Wiemann Lamphere Architects, especially Michael Mindaneo, have been terrific to work with. The donation by the National Bank of Middlebury of temporary space for our operations has also been extremely helpful in moving the project forward. Extensive coverage from the Addison Independent has kept the community informed of the many steps in this process.

We thank all of you for your enthusiastic backing of the bond vote and look forward to your continuing support in the next steps for Middlebury’s public library.

Joe McVeigh, Chair, 

Ilsley 100 Project Team

Meg Baker, President, 

Ilsley Public Library 

Board of Trustees

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