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Funding request sent to New Milford Board of Finance for library expansion

A $6.5 million request has been sent by the New Milford Town Council to the Board of Finance, which would be used to expand and renovate the library.  New Milford will also apply for a million dollar state grant for the work.  The Library Board of Trustees will put  $1 million toward the project and are asking that the same amount be taken out of the Waste Management Fund.  The overall design, which would also make the facility ADA compliant, was previously approved by the New Milford Town Council.  The proposal to add 10,000 square feet of usable space features another story built on top of the addition, constructed in the late 1970s.  An outdoor terrace, a self-serve cafe and a new facade to fit the downtown aesthetic are also part of the design.