Rockport Public Library
99 years old and counting! Explore our Future Planning process to learn how we'll move into the next century together.
"It is hoped that practical arrangements may be made to accommodate the sections of the town
outside the village, so that all our townspeople can avail themselves of the privilege of
using their books. This is a town library."
Source: Annual Report of the Town Officers of Rockport for the Municipal Year
Ending March 1, 1915 when the library was 9 months old and located in the Opera House.
Results of the Five village Library Committee Listening Tour: RPL Listening Tour Raw Data
This raw data only reflects the responses provided at each of the five villages during the listening tour. Join
the meeting on January 21st at 6:30 so hear the analysis and distillation of the raw data.
The library committee has been engaged in long-range planning for many years prior to the Davis Family Foundation Grant. In large part it is due to the fact that usage and services the library provides is far exceeding the space. Based on library needs, the recommendations in the town's own comprehensive plan of 2004, and that long range planning and goal setting is part of any organization.
In an attempt to answer many of the questions that have had conflicting information we applied for a grant in 2010 to continue the planning process and discover what might be possible. As a result of our application we received $15,000 from the Davis Family Foundation for a feasibility study. Below we provide links to documents pertaining to the process as well as the narrative with photos. More will be added so please check back frequently.
Davis Family Foundation Planning Grant Process 2012-2013
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