Hartford Public Library to open new wing
HARTFORD, Conn.—Hartford officials are unveiling a newly renovated wing of the city's downtown library.
The improvements carried out with support from the city and the state include a new auditorium and an area dedicated to providing services to immigrants and other new arrivals to Connecticut's capital city.
The wing will be the new home of the library's American Place program, which includes a passport office, a computer area and citizenship classes. The program at the library started in 2000 and has been a model for other public libraries around the country seeking to reach out to immigrants.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and library CEO Matthew Poland are expected to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.