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Reimagining the Second Floor Project

In 2017–2018, the Foundation donated approximately $375,000 to the Library to fund the “Reimagining the Second Floor Project.” This renovation added a new Technology Center, a colorful, redesigned Teen Area, and an innovative makerspace—the Sara Sherman NOW Lab. Simply put, this transformative undertaking would not have happened had it not been for the strong relationship between Library Director Esme Green, the Library's Board of Trustees, and former GLF Development Director Samantha Greenfield, and for the relationships between them and the community.


  • One of the community’s staunch Library supporters (anonymous) committed to underwrite the construction for this major renovation. This in-kind donation included design help, project management, and labor and materials costs through the generosity of the donor’s company. ​


  • The Foundation also purchased several pieces of technology for the Sara Sherman NOW Lab makerspace, including a digital music synthesizer and a Theremin synthesizer.


Library patrons Barbara and Don Sherman's remarkable contribution funded the new makerspace that is named after their daughter Sara, a former LS student. The Library purchased all the equipment and supplies needed to open the makerspace with grant monies from the Sudbury Foundation.


To read more about Sara Sherman, please click HERE.

  • The Ellsworth Family generously funded the creation of the Computers & Technology Area.

  • The new Teen Area's furnishings and equipment were funded through the generosity of the Gannon Family.​

  • A Laptop Bar in the Teen Area was funded by a gift from the Behrakis Family.

  • In the adjacent Historical Octagon, the Foundation purchased new furniture and a rug to enhance the existing woodwork and provide additional comfortable seating for patrons.

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