The Charlestown library reopened on Monday, November 26 after being closed for several months for building renovations and improvements.
Many Charlestown residents said they missed the library during the closure and are glad the Main Street branch is back in business.
“This is a wonderful community resource. I come here to use the computer,” said Immanuel Navantasi.
Paul Powers, who was raised in Charlestown and is an avid reader, says it’s important to have a local branch.
“It’s good for the community to have a local library. The librarians here are great,” said Powers.
Some of the renovations include replacing the gas heater and electric cooling roof unit, installing a new roof and new windows and repairing some of the concrete.
Eleven year old twins and Charlestown residents Josh and Jack Harrison were thrilled to see the library open again.
According to a library press release, a new children’s librarian is being added to the staff and all of the books have been reorganized for readers of all ages.
A self check-out machine and early literacy nook will be added early next year to the branch.
The Boston Public Library, established in 1848, was the first publicly supported library in the United States.