Sweet Tree Arts and Sweetland School will develop a new middle school program to be located in the community room at Hope Town Office.

Hope native Amy Gertner, Sweetland Middle School’s head teacher, is also a member of the Hope Library board. She is considering community service ideas involving middle school students that would help support the library.

Hope Board of Selectmen Chair Brian Powers said in the announcement that “Sweet Tree has been a good steward to the town since they’ve been there. We wanted to reciprocate and it truly makes me happy that a building that was built as a school is now helping to serve in that capacity again.”