The actor, songwriter, and author John Lithgow spoke at Johnson Chapel at a Sept. 30 fundraiser for the renovation of the town of Amherst’s Jones Library. He read from his work, entertained with humorous stories, and extolled the value of local libraries.
A hub for volunteerism, English language lessons, board games, and more, Jones Library has been a long-standing staple of the Amherst community. The Student explores the library’s various initiatives and its importance to the town.
At a meeting on March 15, the Town of Amherst’s Jones Library trustees unanimously reaffirmed their support for the library’s renovation project. The expansion will create more space for special collections and enhance the accessibility of the library’s services.