The newly-renovated children's room at the Worcester, Mass. Public Library is being named in honor of philanthropists Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas, the library founation told MassLive.
“Doctors Arthur and Martha Pappas have been leaders in the Worcester community for more than half a century,” said Timothy Loew, President of the Worcester Public Library Foundation and member of the Foundation’s Capital Campaign Committee. “They have always been kind, thoughtful and committed to causes that make our lives better, and their focus on children is so inspiring. We could not be happier or more proud to name the new children’s center in their honor.”
Martha Pappas, on behalf of the Arthur M. and Martha R. Pappas Foundation, will be receiving the 2020 Dr. Richard E. Greene Founders Award in recognition of her support of the Library’s Children’s Center renovation.
It is given annually to “an individual or organization that has contributed notably to furthering the mission of the Worcester Public Library Foundation."
The renovation project will cost $12.7 million and so far has raised $3.9 million and the city will provide $9 million to support design and construction.