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Mayoral Initiative – Charlestown Early Literacy Book Nook

by Christine Schonhart

In the Fall of 2012,  the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library was temporarily closed for improvements that included a new roof, windows, heating and cooling systems and window treatments. Thanks to an innovation initiative from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Library was also able to install a small early literacy book nook in the children’s room so that our earliest readers and their caregivers would have a comfortable, bright and welcoming place to gather, read a book, and play. New carpet, soft furniture, early concept books and wall toys that help with infant brain development were all part of this exciting project. Stop in to visit the staff and this fun, new space.

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