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Wakefield Public Library features multiple services


September 26, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

LIBRARY DIRECTOR Joel Laessig, right, begins a slide presentation on the benefits of the Wakefield Public Library while addressing the audience at a Monday evening meeting of the Wakefield city council. Listening are, from left, mayor John Granato, city manager Rob Brown and city clerk Sue Ahonen.


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WAKEFIELD - Those who attended Monday evening's Wakefield city council meeting learned a lot regarding what the Wakefield Public Library has to offer.

Joel Laessig, who became the library director when Denise Engel retired from the role earlier this year, gave a slide presentation that featured the libraries' many assets and activities, as well as an explanation of its management and financing.

"When I started in February, I really didn't know what to expect," said Laessig, who joked that the job involves not only running a library, but also multiple...

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