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Boston Public Library’s Copley branch getting a makeover

The Boston Public Library was the first public library to have a reading room designed specifically for children.

But today, the granite hulk is considered cold and unwelcoming, inefficient and ugly. This month a $16 million renovation is beginning on the building at the corner of Boylston and Exeter streets to make it more user-friendly. It is the first phase of a design that will ultimately include work throughout the Johnson Building.

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