New Canaan Library construction going ‘incredibly well’ as $1 million in steel delivered to site

A total of $1 million in steel was delivered on Tuesday for the new library project as sections of the $39.5 million structure begin to rise adjacent to the old library between Main Street and South Avenue. The new library project was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission in July 2021, received building permits from the town in October and started construction on Nov. 12. The library is privately owned, but receives operating expenses from the town and the municipality is contributing $10 million to the project and helping with a low-interest credit line. The majority of the funding is coming from contributions, such $3 million from the Barlett Family. The “project is going so incredibly well,” and “it is all exciting,” Oldham said.

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