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Boston Public Library Continues Roundtables on Johnson Building Improvement Project

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November 14 meeting to include discussion of new second-floor services


Boston Public Library continues its series of roundtable discussions to update library users and interested residents on the Johnson Building Improvement Project. The first phase of construction, which involves the second floor of the 700 Boylston Street building, will begin in December of this year. Highlights of the second floor work include a new children’s library, teen area, updated reference services, a community reading area, and workspace for individual and collaborative efforts.

The next roundtable, the fourth in a series, will be held on Thursday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon.

Background on the Johnson Building Improvement Project to date is published on the library’s website. Those not able to attend the roundtable are encouraged to leave comments on the BPL Compass blog at, send an email to, visit the library’s project display, or mail a letter via U.S. Post to Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116. “Compass” is the name of the library’s strategic plan.

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