Rescheduled Date for the Reopening of Uphams Corner Branch

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New carpeting and interior painting added to project scope

BOSTON – September 16, 2013 – The reopening date for the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester, has been moved to 10 a.m. on Monday, October 21.


New carpeting and interior painting has been added to the project scope since the branch was temporarily closed in May of this year for building improvements.


The municipal building that houses the Uphams Corner Branch is temporarily closed in order to allow for replacing the roof, including insulation and flashing; removing, replacing, and painting selected downspouts; repairing and replacement of the exterior gutters; repointing the masonry; rebuilding the exterior and interior stairs; and installing a new heating system.


The branch reopening date was originally planned for September 30.


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