Work is coming along on the Fells Branch Library on Weston Road, temporarily closed for renovations that will transform the historic building into a place with unique and intimate early learning experiences for its patrons ages infants – 6. Here are some exterior pictures of the work-in-progress on Wellesley’s oldest municipal building. The 160-year-old structure was originally a one-room schoolhouse.
The last time the branch shut down was under much less favorable circumstances. In 2006 – 2008 the Fells (and Hills) branch was shuttered due to lack of funds, but private fundraising brought it back into action. The library now operates 100% on privately raised funds. The $70 – $90k renovation project being covered through private donors and grants.
The project is expected to reach completion in late Fall, 2018.
The book drop at Fells is still operational during the renovation project.