To the Editor:

It is with extreme pleasure that I write this letter of appreciation to the people of New Milford.

Your support of the modernization and renovation project enables us now to move forward with a project that was long overdue.

Our last renovation was an addition in 1977 to the original and elegant library built in 1898.

The renovation will include, among other things, a dedicated teen area, a larger children's area and ADA accessibility.

It will truly meet the needs of all the citizens of our beautiful town and will continue to be the center for life-long learning.

Thank you to everyone involved in this wonderful outcome: Mayor Pete Bass and the Town Council, the New Milford Public Library Board of Trustees, the director and her amazing staff, the FRIENDS of NMPL, the town-appointed Modernization Committee and, of course, the citizens of New Milford.

All of us look forward to the day we will open the doors and celebrate a new beginning of an institution that has been in operation since 1898.

Joanne M. Lillis, ED.D

President

NMPL Board of Trustees