Connecticut State Library Board awards Warehouse Point Library Construction Grant for  “Welcoming Entry Construction Project” and Your Donations will Help!

The Library Association of Warehouse Point was awarded one of five library construction grants by the Connecticut State Library Board on Monday, November 28. 

Once the library has reached their funding goal, the “Matching $95,335 Grant” will be used to provide access to a remodeled Main Street entrance.  

The Town of East Windsor’s Plan of Conservation and Development has proposed actions which include streetscape enhancements to the Warehouse Point center to improve pedestrian and bicycle connections and increase residential density.

The Library supports this proposal and has planned to update and revitalize our front entry on Main Street that has been closed for more than 30 years.

The “Goal of the Welcoming Entry Construction Project” is to better serve the members of our community by providing a safe and welcoming entrance on Main Street.

One exciting aspect is a the placement of a new electronic sign outside which will inform patrons of upcoming events.

       Visitors walking on Main Street will find a repaved Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant walkway leading up to the door and an ADA compliant lobby will be constructed for the Main Street entrance to the library.

The glass doors and walls of the lobby will add more light brightening the interior of the building, inviting people in, and making library services more visible to the community.

Once inside the building, a modern circulation desk will welcome patrons as they enter past displays of new books. Windows near the handicapped ramp to the upper level of the children’s department will be upgraded to tempered glass to increase safe access on the ramp.

The Library construction project is being paid for, in part, with state funds provided by the Connecticut State Library. The Library is now seeking donations for matching funds. 

        Residents and Businesses can donate by making a Check out to Library Association of Warehouse Point with “Welcoming Entry Construction Project” in the memo box and mail to:

Library Association of Warehouse Point

107 Main Street East Windsor, CT  06088

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​A B O U T   O U R   L I B R A R Y

The Library Association of Warehouse Point, founded in 1811 and incorporated in 1879,  is a private, non-profit library association serving as the principal public library for the town of East Windsor, Connecticut.  The mission of the Association…shall be devoted to literary, educational, scientific, cultural and historical purposes. The Library Association of Warehouse Point promotes freedom to read and freely chose from all sources of information and knowledge provided in the Library collection. The Association will provide resources adequate to serve the varied needs of its patrons.

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The Library was started in 1811 and incorporated in 1879.  Townspeople paid 50 cents a year to subscribe until a legacy in 1909 allowed the Library  to become “free”.  Another in 1919 helped solidify the economic standing of the Library, but it became truly self-sufficient  in 1936 through a large bequest by Josephine Barber.

With a very generous bequest from Lawrence Price at the time of his death in 1961, the Library built a 5000 sq. ft. addition, which allowed us to function as a modern library.  

The addition of the Jane Dewey Ferris Memorial Wing in 1991 allowed expansion of non-fiction and reference collection, along with improved study areas and in recent years public computer use.   

In recent years, a donation by the family of Evelyn E. Ulsen and grant money from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has allowed the Library to upgrade the Community Room including a projection television, movie screen, sound system, and Internet access.