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Holyoke Public Library about to unveil $14.5 million renovation featuring 15,000-square-foot addition

“Skylights and a different entrance are among the new features brought to the soon-to-reopen Holyoke Public Library thanks to $14.5 million in renovations. The star attraction is the 15,000-square-foot addition built onto what was the rear of the original, 111-year-old, 25,000-square-foot library. (via masslive.com)

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Downtown Baton Rouge library to offer new technology, open space for growing community

“The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control approved new schematic designs for a downtown library that is meant for future generations to come. The $19-million River Center Branch Library will feature public common areas, children services, teen areas, business pods, multimedia hubs and multiple meeting rooms and an exterior “technology wall” that could be used to show movies to crowds gathering in Galvez Plaza.” (via NOLA.com)

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‘Sky’s the limit’ at U of C’s new $81 million library

Chicago Sun Times – “An $81 million library opened Monday at the University of Chicago.

And there’s not a book in sight.

Designed by architect Helmut Jahn, the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library provides 180 seats for students and faculty to study under a glass dome constructed from 691 panels, none of them exactly the same shape. The library also expands digitization and conservation operations for the university’s collections, which include a piece of a Gutenberg Bible and books printed on papyrus, ancient Egypt’s version of paper.”

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