By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Westborough – Those who have passed by the town's public library recently may have noticed some activity going on outside the building. Trucks and backhoes have been seen on the front lawn piquing the curiosity of passersby. Over the last few weeks, it has become apparent that the library, which is located at 55 West Main St., is getting a landscaping makeover.
According to Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, “The plan is to replace the landscaping that was overgrown to the point that the bushes couldn's be easily trimmed or shaped anymore. They were hiding the beautiful architecture of the building, too.”
To get the project started, the Department of Public Works brought in the trucks and machinery necessary to remove the overgrowth. New bushes, shrubs and plants will be planted in the spring. Ambrosino is hoping that that new landscaping items will be donated, but if not, the library will hold fundraisers to help purchase them instead. And after the plants are bought, she hopes that community members will then help with the planting.
“We wanted to find a way to make the outside of the building look nicer so when residents pass by, they can be proud of their library,” said Ambrosino. “I am very excited about the change, and about making this a community project. The Westborough Civic Club donated two beautiful benches for the front of the library this fall, and I can's wait to see the benches with beautiful landscaping in front of the building in the spring.”
To participate in any phase of the project, send a short note with the word LANDSCAPE in the subject line to: [email protected].
(All photos except last one in video courtesy of Maureen Ambrosino. Last photo/Sue Wambolt.)