Wakefield Public Library may soon have expanded name


September 12, 2020


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WAKEFIELD — A name change for the Wakefield Public Library may soon be official, according to Joel Laessig, library director.

In a Wednesday interview, Laessig said he will approach members of the Wakefield City Council on Sept. 14 to make the formal request.

Library board members already have discussed the issue, and public hearings were held earlier this year as well.

Laessig said the pending name change is based on a desire to honor the late Eugene Maki, who played a prominent role in the town’s culture during his lifetime.

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