In case you missed this recent article by the KJ’s Keith Edwards, Ballard Center is trying to help out the City of Augusta by providing temporary space for the Lithgow Public Library, while that organization expands and renovates.
The Lithgow Public Library serves the Capital Area with a wide variety of services and programs. The library holds a collection of around 65,000 books, periodicals, and audiovisual items, along with access to millions of others through Maine InfoNet. A cultural, educational, and recreational focal point for the community, the library offers programming, access to electronic resources, and reference services for all. For more information about the library and its history, visit their web site HERE. The library opened in 1896.
Ballard Center’s chief executive officer, Kevin Mattson, said that helping the city in a pinch makes sense, since Ballard Center has the temporary capacity to do so.
“We think the library is a positive thing for Augusta. The city has been great. We’ve worked with them for a decade on development of these old hulking facilities, like the commerce center. Augusta has been the best community to develop in, in the state.”
For more details read the full article at the online Kennebec Journal AT THIS LINK.