Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



September 27, 2022

Sen. McCrory Celebrates Over $5.5 Million for Renovation of Bloomfield Libraries

Newly Constructed and Renovated Libraries would enable Expanded Services, including Job Training, and Stronger Connection to Other Town Points of Interest

Today, state Senator Doug McCrory, a member of the Bloomfield legislative delegation and the Community Investment Fund 2030’s (CIF) board, announced that the multi-million-dollar program to support historically underserved communities in Connecticut has approved over $5.5 million toward the Town of Bloomfield’s plans for construction and renovation of the Prosser Library and McMahon Wintonbury Library.

The current Prosser Library facility would be demolished and a nearly 30,000 sq. ft. building would be constructed in its place. The new building will enhance the surrounding community center including the town hall, several businesses close by and Filley Park. Additionally, the renovated and expanded McMahon Wintonbury Library will enable greater community services including job training and early childhood learning.

“As a long-time educator, I understand the pivotal role that libraries play in the early development of our young people and as community supports for people of all ages. The renovation and growth of these libraries align with the goals that were set out when my legislative partners and I envisioned the Community Investment Fund 2030. Create and enhance community centers that will lift up all people to learn, thrive, and connect with each other,” said Sen. McCrory.

The Community Investment Fund 2030 is a five-year grant program dedicated to investing in historically underserved communities. It was enacted in 2021 as a result of efforts championed by Sen. McCrory, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, Democratic legislative leadership, and Governor Lamont. Eligible projects under the program include infrastructure and public facility improvements, and small business support programs. More information about the program can be found at the Community Investment Fund website.