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Reopening of Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library pushed back to October

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 19, 2013 06:07 PM

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The reopening of the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library has been delayed until October 21, due to additions to the rehab project’s scope.

The Columbia Road library, which has been closed since May, was supposed to reopen September 30, but with the addition of new carpeting and interior paint to the project the opening has been pushed back, according to BPL.

The original $3.2 million rehab included a new roof and gutters, repointing of the masonry, the installation of new windows, the rebuilding of exterior and interior stairs, and the installation of a new heating system.

The building, which is located at 500 Columbia Road, was last renovated in 1989 and the library been located at the 6,300-square-foot space since 1904.

BPL is encouraging patrons of the Uphams Corner space to visit other BPL locations in Grove Hall and Dudley Square during the closure.

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