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Next Johnson Improvement Project Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by admin in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects
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The next meeting of the Johnson Improvement Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is scheduled for Monday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.

Agenda (PDF): September 22 CAC agenda

Central Library Renovation: A Colorful View

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by Gina Perille in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects
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Carpet and paint arrived for a portion of the second floor of the Johnson building. The view below, courtesy of the library’s Instagram feed, is toward Exeter Street with Boylston Street to the right.

Central Library Renovation: Construction Views

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by Gina Perille in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects
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The second floor of the Johnson Building continues to be an active construction site. The images below show the area in and around the in-progress children’s library. The children’s library will have a program room, early literacy area, story time nook, a designated area for tweens along with an excellent selection of books.

A view inside the children’s library being built on the second floor of the Central Library in Copley Square.

A view inside the children’s library being built on the second floor of the Central Library in Copley Square.

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A look toward the program room within the children’s library. The window at right looks onto Exeter Street.

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An example of the range of equipment in use during the construction phase.

Jamaica Plain Renovation – Update

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Christine Schonhart in Branches, Library Services, Major Projects
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Michael LeBlanc of Utile, Inc. shows community members a model of the proposed renovation

The third community meeting regarding the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library was held on August 4.

About 45 community members joined Utile, Inc. as they outlined proposed options for the addition and renovation of the 103 year-old building.

Full meeting notes and the presentation can be found here.

The next community meeting will be held in the fall where further developments of the plan will be presented.

 

 

Central Library Renovation: Moves

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by Gina Perille in Collections, Johnson Building Study, Library Services, Major Projects
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The services of the Kirstein Business Library are now being offered from the south end of Bates Hall, which is on the second floor of the McKim building. 

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To find Bates Hall: Enter on Dartmouth Street and take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor.