Middlesex Savings Bank is proud to announce a $250,000 gift to the Concord Free Public Library’s
(CFPL) “Connecting Our Community” campaign, a $10 million plan to expand and renovate the Library and strengthen CFPL’s endowment.
A significant portion of the gift from Middlesex will be directed toward the project’s entrepreneurship center, The Workshop
. A hub for innovation in the heart of Concord, the Workshop will provide free programming and resources in a flexible, dynamic space where people of all ages are encouraged to be innovative thought leaders. Offering classes, business plan competitions, mentorships and program support, the Workshop will provide a place for people to connect and share their knowledge, wisdom and guidance with anyone who wants to learn to take business risks or create something new.
“Middlesex Savings Bank is proud to be a lead donor in the effort to renovate the Concord Free Public Library,” said Mike McAuliffe, president and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “Middlesex has been part of this community for a long time and our aim is to be right there with Concord always.”
Sherry Litwack, president of the CFPL Corporation shares, “We are thrilled by Middlesex Savings Bank’s support. Their long history of serving the community as well as being leaders in business innovation and entrepreneurship will help us achieve the Library's goals for the twenty-first century.”
Since 1873, the Concord Free Public Library has served as a place to explore, think and gather in the heart of downtown. It was last renovated in 2005, largely to improve infrastructure. Middlesex Saving Bank too shares a rich tradition of serving the Concord community. The Bank was originally founded in town as Middlesex Institution for Savings in 1835. The historic branch, located at 64 Main Street, was completely renovated earlier this year to improve customer service and accessibility, all while maintaining historical integrity.
More information about the Concord Free Public Library's project can be found at cfplcorp.org