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Charlestown library to close during 4-month construction project

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  June 1, 2012 12:17 PM

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The Charlestown branch of the Boston Public Library will be closed for four months starting in July as it undergoes a variety of renovations..

The Boston Public Library announced Friday it will close on Friday, July 6, and begin making improvements to its Charlestown branch starting Monday, July 9. It expect construction work to last until November.

The construction and closure of the branch will allow for the replacement of the building’s gas heater and the electric cooling rooftop unit and fans. The building’s roof and windows will also be replaced. New controls and room temperature sensors will also be installed.

Library users will see a new early literacy nook in the children’s area and a self check-out machine once the repairs are complete as well as concrete repairs and new landscaping.

The library suggested Charlestown residents visit the North End branch located at 25 Parmenter St. or any other location, during the closure

“We look forward to unveiling the improvements in the fall and thank our users in advance for their patience while we make upgrades to the building,” Christine Schonhart, Director of Branch Libraries, said in a statement.
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