Cambridge Public Library Grand Opening: A Beautiful Library for a Great Innovation City

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There was music and a sign for Skip Gates’ book. No sign of Sgt. James Crowley or the President.

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Immediately to the right of the main entrance is a cool reading and display area. Just looking at it makes you want to read and think.

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The first floor stacks, inside and to the right of the main entrance—next to the glass-walled reading area in the picture above.

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Glass-enclosed meeting room immediately left of the main entrance. Cool, but makes me think of board meetings.

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Once inside, there is a connecting walkway to the original library structure (Hey, I guess they put the large print books there because it’s the old building). Keep at eye on that glass-walled area to the left.

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Remember that glass-walled area in the previous photo? This is what’s in there. Won’t be open too much longer this year.

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Computer room in the old building. It’s not just for middle-aged white guys.

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Teen lounge (also in the original structure). But where are the teens? (And does that kid have a basketball?)

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The third-floor children’s area, with bamboo floors and cool artwork on the ceiling.

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