New Sharon Public Library project

Architectural rending of new Sharon Public Library

The $24.3 million new Sharon Public Library being constructed at 1 School St.

The project is being funded in part with a $10.5 million debt exclusion approved by Sharon voters in May 2019, a $7.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), $6.35 million approved by Town Meeting voters in May 2023 and an additional amount from the MBLC of approximately $774,000.

Built in 1914, the Carnegie-funded library has been an integral part of downtown Sharon for generations. Despite two additions, the building no longer accommodates the needs of the more than 18,000 residents of Sharon. The 21st century library will be one that can serve the community for many years to come.      

        The steel erector team continues with installation of steel support columns and beams .

       Above, the steel erector team has continued with installation of steel support columns and beams

LLB Architects designed the new library. CHA Companies Inc. is the Owner’s Project Manager. M. O’Connor Contracting is the general contractor.

The new library is expected to be complete in early 2025.

You can find the latest construction update with photos at this link.

Please see the bottom of this page for project updates, photos, news releases and documents.

PDF icon 4.5.2024 Sharon Public Library Update1.59 MB
PDF icon 3.29.24 Sharon Public Library update 893.37 KB
PDF icon 3.23.23 Sharon Public Library Project Update2.07 MB
PDF icon 3.15.23 Sharon Public Library Project Update1.36 MB
PDF icon 3.8.24 Sharon Public Library Update827 KB
PDF icon 3.1.24 Sharon Public Library Update1.08 MB
PDF icon 2.23.24 Sharon Public Library Update1.52 MB
PDF icon 2.05.23 Sharon Public Library Update1.38 MB
PDF icon 12.22.23 Sharon Public Library Update958.96 KB
PDF icon 12.8.23 Sharon Public Library Update455.95 KB
PDF icon 12.1.2023 Sharon Public Library Update845.87 KB
PDF icon 11.17.2023 Sharon Public Library Update718.03 KB
PDF icon 11.10.2023 Sharon Public Library Update785.4 KB
PDF icon 11.3.2023 Sharon Public Library Update779.5 KB
PDF icon MBLC: Sharon celebrates new library construction with groundbreaking114.21 KB
PDF icon 10.27.2023 Sharon Public Library Update70.36 KB
Image icon 10.16.23 site work and excavation B371.51 KB
Image icon 10.16.23 site work and excavation A205.68 KB
PDF icon 10.16.2023 Sharon Public Library Update177.76 KB
PDF icon School Street closing announced 9.21.202371 KB
PDF icon Sharon Public Library Photos 10.5.2023905.49 KB
PDF icon 10.6.2023 Sharon Public Library Update167.15 KB
PDF icon Coverage of Sharon Library Project Groundbreaking 9.29.2023154.59 KB
PDF icon Sharon Public Library Project Photos 9.29.2023593.55 KB
PDF icon 9.29.2023 Sharon Public Library Project Update188.38 KB
PDF icon Plans for closure of School Street93.31 KB
PDF icon Sharon Public Library Update for 9.21.23154.35 KB
Image icon The Fire Department conducted assessment Sept.14 to optimize the transportation of a firetruck through School Street.1.87 MB
Image icon Excavation work in preparation for the foundations underway Sept. 15. 1.7 MB
PDF icon Press release for Sharon Public Library Groundbreaking106.39 KB
PDF icon Invitation Reminder to Sharon Public Library Groundbreaking137.64 KB
PDF icon 9.14.23 Abutters Update Photos490.68 KB
PDF icon 9.15.23 Sharon Public Library Project Update154.71 KB
PDF icon Groundbreaking scheduled for Sharon Public Library project106.39 KB
PDF icon Sharon Public Libraqry update 8/31/23724.91 KB
PDF icon Proposed plans for closure of School Street 8/17/20231.43 MB
PDF icon Sharon Public Library update 8/24/23141.7 KB
PDF icon zba_application_9.11.2020.pdf270.48 KB
PDF icon 20-0625_memo_to_zba_dover_amendment_final.pdf261.55 KB
PDF icon zba_-_mblc_letter_-_6.8.2020.pdf314.57 KB
PDF icon zba_-_updated_sharon_library_plans_-_4.17.20.pdf4.17 MB
PDF icon spl_floor_plans_architectural_dd_set.pdf868.82 KB
PDF icon spl_elevations_-_architectural_dd_set.pdf1.22 MB
PDF icon spl_elevation_-_renderings_architectural_dd_set.pdf11.99 MB