2017Sawyer Free Library is awarded a state construction grant of $9 million.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Cultural Institutions

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners approved of a plan that called for the razing of the current library’s main wing, built in 1973, and faced clear public opposition to the exterior design. However, since the library was on the waitlist for funding, the Library Board had time to work on a more acceptable design.

Lamont, Ray. "Library project receives funding." Gloucester Daily Times. July 18, 2017.
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