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Ground Breaking for New Library in South Hadley

South Hadley SealSOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) –Town officials in South Hadley got a little dirty today.

They broke ground this afternoon for the new library… located at 2 Canal Street.

The event was free and open to the public.

The proposed 10.1 million dollar building will replace the current library – which was built back in 1906 with funds from Andrew Carnegie.

“This is so important,” said Mitchell Resnick, Chair of the South Hadley Public Library Board of Trustees. “Our current building is the 1906 Carnegie Library that has tremendous technological challenges in this digital age. It’s not universally accessible. Our new library will expand about twice the size of the new library.”

The new library will be 23-thousand square feet and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.


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