From The Boston Herald:
The city’s 25 public libraries will be getting some much-needed face-lifts as part of a multimillion-dollar effort to transform them into 21st century hot spots.
Nearly $102 million will be spent on library projects over the next five years as part of the city’s long-term capital plan that Boston Public Library President David Leonard called “the largest investment in libraries by the city in decades.”
Many of the changes are geared at turning the libraries into community hubs offering programming such as yoga, workshops and book clubs.
“Users are really embracing spaces that have a higher focus on gathering space,” Leonard said. “We know many of our branches are the thriving civic heart of the community.”
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