Boston Public Library will host the first of three community meetings to begin gathering feedback for planning for long-term library services in Chinatown. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m., and will be held at the China Trade Center located at 2 Boylston Street in Chinatown.
Representatives from planning firm Miller Dyer Spears will introduce the Chinatown Library Services Planning Study and review its purpose, process, and schedule. In addition representatives from the Boston Public Library, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Boston Planning and Development Agency will be in attendance. Community feedback is additionally welcome at Chinatownlibrarystudy@bpl.org, and more information can be viewed via www.bpl.org/branchcapitalprojects.
The work is part of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s commitment to restoring library services in Chinatown after more than 60 years, and is in direct response to ongoing community advocacy for library services.
Temporary library services will open at the China Trade Center in 2017, and will include services such as community gathering space, a place to study and learn, and access to computers and the internet.
WHAT: Kick Off Community Meeting for Long-Term Chinatown Library Services
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St, Chinatown
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