Statement from the Library Board of Trustees and fact sheet RE: historic plaster busts

Statement from the Board of Trustees (Approved February 12, 2024)

For over two years, the Griswold Memorial Library Board of Trustees has been evaluating the dynamics surrounding the eight historical busts in our collection. We've studied their history and condition and share this report in order to encourage further discussion. We’re committed to continuing this conversation in an open and transparent manner.

We recognize these busts' importance to our community and seek a careful, inclusive dialogue about their future. We invite everyone to share their thoughts through board meetings, online polls, written comments at the library and direct conversations with board members. We're also engaging with more groups to hear diverse opinions, and with the Council on Aging to schedule some facilitated conversations.

Please visit the library to see the busts and engage with the history represented by them. We will ensure the library remains a safe, welcoming place for all, supporting our staff amid these discussions and upholding Colrain's Code of Civil Conduct.

Let's continue this conversation, respecting our diverse histories and each other, to maintain our library as a center for knowledge and community.

Read the Fact Sheet with information about the busts here.

You can also fill out the library's Community Input Survey here.

Attached Files:

Calendar of Events
Mon, Jun 24, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA
Posted to: Council on Aging
Tue, Jun 25, 2024, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Posted to: Assessors' Office
Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Jun 25, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Highway Garage, 9 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
Posted to: Select Board
Tue, Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Colrain Central School Art Room at 22 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
Posted to: Library
Thu, Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Council on Aging
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