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Scituate

Library caps MamaSteph attendance

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Scituate Town Library will restrict the number of people it allows to attend its widely popular MamaSteph performances after high attendance caused both parking and fire code violations. According to library director Jessi Finnie, the library has been thinking about restricting the number of people allowed to attend the children’s performance for quite some time, especially as the popularity of the program has increased from around 120 to upward of 240 people. “In an ideal world, we would have every person who wanted to attend,” Finnie said. “Unfortunately, we do have fire code restrictions, and that room is not coded to have that many people.” Finnie said the fire code restrictions were especially worrisome, because the event caters to toddlers and infants, who would need more time to get out of the building. “We want to err on the side of safety,” she said. The limited number of parking spaces was also a concern, as people were parking in the nearby senior housing lot. Starting May 24, the library will cap attendance at 100 people. Participants will have to pick up free tickets some time during the week prior to the Friday event. For more information, visit the library’s website, scituatetownlibrary.org.

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