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Building Improvements Planned for the Uphams Corner Branch of the BPL

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New roof, windows, and heating system part of multi-month project

The municipal building that houses the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester will undergo building improvements in May. The building improvements necessitate a temporary closure of the branch while work takes place. The temporary closure period will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Construction will begin on Tuesday, May 28, and is expected to be completed in September 2013.

There are a variety of improvements planneUphams Corner Branchd for the building in which the Uphams Corner Branch is located: new roof, downspouts, and gutters; repointing of the masonry; installation of new windows; rebuilding the exterior and interior stairs; and installation of a new heating system.

During the temporary closure period, Uphams Corner Branch users are encouraged to use the Grove Hall Branch, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester; and the Dudley Branch, located at 65 Warren Street in Roxbury; as well as any of the Boston Public Library’s other locations throughout the city. An interactive map of locations is available on the Boston Public Library website. The library will post information about the project on the Uphams Corner Branch profile page on the Boston Public Library website along with any necessary program rescheduling information.

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