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New 'Learning Commons' defies commonplace

Chelmsford library revamped

The once-shunned Chelmsford High library has a new look and new outlook as students take to the renovated space. The once-shunned Chelmsford High library has a new look and new outlook as students take to the renovated space. (Lisa Poole for the Boston Globe)
By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / December 8, 2008

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CHELMSFORD - In the place formerly known as the library, students perch on long-legged chairs and huddle in purple and black booths. Once a week, they drink coffee and discuss books in the Java Room. They watch a history lesson, school news, and CNN on a 58-inch flat-panel "digital kiosk." (Full article: 715 words)

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