Yes. Some of the Trustee funds committed to preparation of the grant application were allocated to concepts for three lesser projects, each with an estimated cost -- two involving less construction, and one involving no construction. Our purpose in doing this was to show what might be done at the Library -- aside from doing nothing -- if the state grant is not accepted by the Town. The alternative concepts, which are not full designs but only sketches of what might be done, are available here or at the Library.
Two points should be borne in mind, however. First, in the view of the Trustees, these alternatives do not meet the Library’s real needs for the present and future, as the recommended project does. Second, these projects would have to be funded entirely by the town; no state money would be available.