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Library Branch Getting Upgrades

By Jenna Carlesso

April 01, 2011

The Hartford Public Library's Barbour Street branch will be closed for renovations for two weeks beginning on April 9. Keep your eyes peeled for more on this as we will be following up next week. In the meantime, the city's press release is below:

Library's Barbour Branch Gets a "Fresh Look"

HARTFORD CT (April 1, 2011) -- Hartford Public Library announced today that the Barbour branch, located at 281 Barbour Street, will be renovated due, in large measure, to the generosity of an anonymous donor. In order to complete the renovation, the branch will be closed for two weeks beginning on Saturday, April 9. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the branch will re-open on Monday, April 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Matt Poland, the Library's chief executive officer, said, "We are grateful for the generous gift. Barbour will have a fresh new look that we believe will delight the entire neighborhood, thus encouraging continued use of that small, but mighty, neighborhood library."

About Hartford Public Library:

The Hartford Public Library traces its roots to 1774. It operates 10 locations in the City of Hartford. The Library receives more than 850,000 visits per year. Services include access to a large collection of materials for reading and research, as well as music, video, and technology. Programs provide education, information and enrichment to the people of Hartford in such areas as citizenship training, literacy, business skills and cultural awareness. The mission of the Hartford Public Library is to provide free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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