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HPL awarded funding for new Park Street Library

The Connecticut State Library Board voted to approve Hartford Public Library’s construction grant for $1,000,000 at its November 23rd meeting. Funds will go towards the construction of the new Park Branch in the city’s Frog Hollow neighborhood.

This move will allow the library to expand high demand services in Frog Hollow by providing equitable access to technology, learning and civic development. The new branch will also contribute to the revitalization and economic development of the neighborhood.

"The new Park branch will have significantly more space to provide additional resources, programming and services, many that will leverage community assets," said the library's CEO Matthew K. Poland. "Over the last 20 years the community has patiently waited for a new library branch and this steps gets us closer to making it happen."

The new branch is scheduled to open late summer 2021.

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