Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

June 12, 2024


Wednesday, June 12, 2024


POMFRET — State Senator Mae Flexer state Representative Pat Boyd (D-Pomfret) are welcoming State Bond Commission approval of more than a million dollars for upgrades to the Pomfret Public Library.

On Friday, June 7, the State Bond Commission approved $1,011,297 for alterations at the Pomfret Public Library to improve existing space with the addition of meeting and activity rooms. The state grant will pay for half of the total project cost of $2,022,594.

The Pomfret Public Library was built in 1739 and was the first public library in eastern Connecticut. The library receives more than 10,000 visitors a year and hosts a variety of programs every week that attract more than 2,000 attendees.

“A library is the heart of any community, and that has been true in Pomfret for almost 300 years. This more than million-dollar state investment will allow this dynamic library to expand the incredible opportunities that are available to everyone in the community, from toddlers to seniors,” Sen. Flexer said. “This project will be transformative for the Pomfret Public Library.”

“The Pomfret Public Library expansion is a critical investment in our community, helping to transform it into a modern community and library space,” said Rep. Boyd. “I want to extend my thanks to Governor Lamont and members of the State Bond Commission for considering the project and approving funding for it. A library with updated technology and amenities will provide a more connected and enriching experience to residents.”

“This project comes at a crucial time,” First Selectwoman Maureen Nicholson. “The need for connection is growing as we become more dependent on remote interactions. Pomfret’s Public Library provides a variety of opportunities for residents to meet and socialize in person in a time of growing isolation. With the space this addition will provide, our community will be enriched with greater opportunities and expanded spaces to come together. When we gather, our community fabric grows stronger, our residents feel connected, and our lives are enhanced.”