December 11, 2019

Senator Haskell Applauds Announced Grant Release for Weston Public Library

State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) today cheered the expected release of funds from the State Bond Commission to assist the Weston Public Library with an important renovation. Through the State Library Construction Grant, Weston is slated to receive over $80,000 to remodel its Children’s Room, add new energy conservation resources, and better adhere to code compliance, according to an agenda for the Bond Commission’s planned December 18 meeting. Senator Haskell wrote a letter to Governor Lamont in August advocating for the importance of the project and the speedy release of funding.

“The Weston Public Library plays a vital role in bringing the community together and educating the next generation. I thank the State Bond Commission and Governor Ned Lamont for recognizing the importance of this project and appreciate their responsiveness to our request,” said Sen. Haskell. “I also want to commend the town of Weston for working to secure matching funds for the project. Thanks to the wonderful team working tirelessly to make this renovation a reality, the library will remain a comfortable and enlightening gathering place for years to come.”

As part of this grant, the library will be able to remediate asbestos in window caulk, install new energy efficient windows and upgrade fluorescent lights to more energy efficient LED lights. Most importantly, the library can now remodel the Children’s library to reflect cultural and technological changes, adding new technology, collaborative, educational and play spaces. The Children’s area is widely used by the local community and these upgrades will benefit Weston’s students.