1. Hadley library officials 'over the moon' with $3.9M in state funding for new building

    Hadley library officials 'over the moon' with $3.9M in state funding for new building

    Library officials here didn't expect their proposal for a new facility to receive state funding right away. Now, after the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners on Thursday awarded the town $3.9 million, they're accelerating their plans. "We're thrilled. We're beyond thrilled. We're kind of flabbergasted," said Goodwin Memorial Library Director Patrick Borezo. "We felt very confident," he said, but officials never expected to be funded in the first round after filing a grant application last fall. Hadley's library is one of nine to receive state funding for construction this year. Plans call for ...

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    1. We're thrilled. We're beyond thrilled. We're kind of flabbergasted.
    2. After years of planning, we are thrilled to receive notice of the Commonwealth's investment in our town's library.
    3. We were mentally prepared to be in the next round.
    4. That confirms we had a very strong proposal. We have a very strong need.
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