The Transformation Project represents the very best of the concept of a public-private partnership. In January of 2017, the Town’s RTM unanimously approved the allocation of $5 million for the initiative. (The town’s funding will assist in covering the cost to replace the Library's dated and inefficient mechanical systems - the HVAC, plumbing and elevator - which are original to the 1986 facility.) The Library also applied for and received a $1 million dollar grant from the Connecticut State Library. The majority of the project funding is being generously contributed by private donors.