Hartford Public Library's Mark Twain Branch To Open In New Quarters
Will Be At Hartford Public High School Starting Thursday
By JENNA CARLESSO
August 31, 2011
HARTFORD —— The Mark Twain Branch of the city's public library will reopen Thursday in its new location at Hartford Public High School.
The branch — one of 10 run by the library — has been closed since mid-August as officials relocated it from its old quarters in a small, leased storefront on Farmington Avenue.
The library will remain in its new spot, in the high school's Lewis Fox Media center, for at least five years, officials said.
Ultimately, the plan is to move the branch to West Middle Elementary School on Asylum Avenue in 2016.
The board of education approved a nearly $55 million renovation project for the school earlier this year that includes the public library branch with its own entrance. The project, however, is heavily dependent on state funding.
Library hours at the high school will be 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The branch will be closed on Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. , It will reopen Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
A grand opening celebration will be held on Sept. 23 at noon at the library, 55 Forest St.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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