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Wakefield Library reopens patron exhibit


April 9, 2021

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The Wakefield Public Library's new arrivals section greets patrons as they enter the library. Some of the shelves and other furniture in the library which came from the old Wakefield Memorial Building have been or are being restored, according to library officials.


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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield Public Library reopened its monthly patron exhibit this month. The exhibit, which features artwork and other collectibles belonging to library patrons, had been shut down for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"With the relaxing of some of the restrictions, we decided that we were able to safely reopen that. So we just restarted that," said Joel Laessig, library director.

The library started the exhibit in August 2019, and according to Laessig, it was doing very well and booked months in advance, until the pa...

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