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Library Expansion & Renovation: Our Capital Campaign
The North Conway Public Library is an essential part of our community and offers a welcoming space for all ages to gather, engage, learn, create, explore, and imagine.
Come Imagine With Us!
With gratitude to the people of the Mt. Washington Valley community and beyond, who have been inspired by the challenge and embrace the future of the North Conway Public Library.
Our case statement is available to print or to view online. If you have any questions please reach out to one of our board members. Contact information is available on page 12 of the statement.
Thank you to our local and state leaders who have provided letters of support for the North Conway Public Library. Please click the name to read the letter in its entirety.
"As a child that attended John Fuller, I fondly recall visiting the North Conway Library during the school day for special field trips, as well as walking there after school to do research and homework. This beautiful, historic building in the center of North Conway has the potential to grow to be the heart and hub of our community."
Danielle Nutting, Principal, John Fuller School
"I am writing in support of the application for the North Conway Public Library. They are requesting grant support of their needed building expansion and renovation project. The North Conway Public Library is the little library that could. It is a 501(c)(3) that has been serving the Conway community since the late 1800s from a beautiful granite building in the heart of North Conway Village."
Ed Butler, NH State Representative, Carroll County District 7
"The proposed expansion includes increased space for the Children and Teen areas along with two new reading rooms, As the father of an 11 month old I can say that these additions will be greatly utilized by young families who look for resources and venues to take their children to, especially in the long winter months."
Harrison Kanzler, NH State Representative, Carroll County District 2
"As Director of the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council I am pleased to provide a 100% support for the North Conway Public Library's building expansion and renovation. The planned 6,600 square foot addition will nearly double the size of the existing building in downtown North Conway Village, Main Street, and become a modern, state of the art library in a magnificent historic building."
Jac Cuddy, Executive Director. Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council
As our community has evolved the library's role has become even more important. Their plans to modernize and expand their existing building will address a broad spectrum of issues that impact our local economy. By listening to the current needs of library patrons they are proactively setting the stage for the future of this library by accommodating the need for information, technology, career planning, education, technical resources, business planning, etc. for today's entrepreneurs, students, business leaders, workforce, educators, and more.
Janice Crawford, Executive Director, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
"The North Conway Public Library is in need of some significant upgrades to transform the building to meet the requirements of today's society. The historic building is quite charming in aesthetic appearance, although undersized and without the infrastructure to meet the needs of the community. The proposed addition of conference rooms, reading rooms, technology infrastructure upgrades and ADA compliance issues will greatly enhance the current conditions while maintaining architectural consistency and value."
Kevin Richard, Superintendent of Schools, SAU9
"A building like this, sited where it is, could have a profound impact on the community. This project shows tremendous vision on the part of the citizens of North Conway. There will clearly be an impact on the economy while the extensive renovations are being done but the long-term impact of a building like this, in the heart of the community, will be dramatic. Of this you can be sure."
Michael York, State Librarian, NH State Library
"Libraries are more than just books and the North Conway Public Library is a superior example of this. Residents and visitors to the Mt. Washington Valley will benefit tremendously from any funding received."
Mike Cryans, NH Executive Councilor, District One
"I am excited about the prospect of the library adding a conference room and a large community room. From a business perspective, this will undoubtedly have a positive economic impact on the region. I loof forward to utilizing this asset for business meetings as well as for community events."
Mike Laracy, Founder and President, Rapid Insight, Inc.
"In coordination with the new addition the library board of trustees has embarked on a capital campaign to raise additional funds to upgrade the information technology infrastructure, to add new computers, and to add new books and shelves. These additonal funds will help provide the educational and technological resources the local residents and visitors who use the library require."
Tom Buco, NH State Representative, Carroll County District 2