Library Renovation

Media Inquiries: Ann Thomas, Library Director

January 2024

Construction Update: Interim Director Nicole Bowley makes a presentation to Sanford City Council.

October 2023

Temporary location

October 2 – We are up and running at our temporary home! 1364 Main St in the Shaw’s Center for Shopping! See our homepage for hours and directions.

October 31 – The official start of our renovation project took place in small ceremony at the library, attended by our contractor, architect, staff and board members. (Press coverage by Shawn Sullivan, Seacoast Online) There is now a temporary fence around the building to limit entry to construction personnel only.

August 2023

The move to our temporary location is nearly upon us.

September 5: Moving of all books, shelves, and equipment is scheduled to start. (We have hired a mover that specializes in libraries.)

Stock Up! We expect the move to take all month. so be sure to stock up on books, DVDs and CDs before Labor Day. Remember, there is no limit on number of books, and we do not charge overdue fines!

October 2: Target date to OPEN our temporary location. We will be in the storefront next to Planet Fitness at Shaw’s Plaza (formerly Aaron’s appliance rental).

Senator King Visit

Bellows, Schrader, King, Fisher
Bellows, Schrader, King, Fisher

10 March 2023: We had a visit from US Senator Angus King today, who dropped by for 45-minutes on his way to Sanford City Hall. While here he met library board members and staff, and learned details of our renovation.

Joining Senator King were Shenna Bellows (Maine Secretary of State) and Lori Fisher (Maine State Librarian) who were here to officially recognize the 100th anniversary of the Sanford Library Association’s incorporation.

Federal Grant

December 2022: Exciting news to close out the year! 

The recently-passed 2023 federal budget included a $3-million grant to renovate Goodall Library! The library had applied for this grant earlier in the year, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree decided to include it in her list of Community Project Funding requests. To help advance the cause, she also enlisted the support of both Maine senators: Susan Collins and Angus King.

Draft Plans

Floor plans updated 31 May 2023 (subject to revision).
Click each image to enlarge.

First Floor
Second Floor

News Coverage