The future of the Winthrop Public Library


It all started when...

Advisory board member Ken Westman has seen the need for  a new library in Winthrop for decades. At a dinner in 2014, a few folks started to scheme more formally, and then over scones in 2016 even further. Finally, in January, 2017 a few of us gathered to put together thoughts long in the forming for a Winthrop Public Library. 

(See our executive summary HERE)

What can you imagine?

Space to meet and study? A community hub? Maker space? Technology training platforms? A separate and welcoming children's area? Art exhibits? An example of responsible and environmentally conscious building? An interpretive trail? I children's science center? A place for community presentations and learning? These are just a few of the ideas people have already suggested!

Be a part of it!

Since summer 2017, we have hosted community conversations, focus groups and conducted expert interviews and online surveys through the Town of Winthrop and the North Central Regional Library System, as well as researched through recent work done in the valley.

Whether or not you jumped in early, we need you now, at our Hopes and Dreams Conversation and Community Workshop on December 9, 2-4 PM at the Red Barn! All ages welcome!