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Salem Athenaeum’s model faces modern challenges

Salem Athenaeum director Jean Marie Procious stands in front of a painting of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was an avid reader and member of the library Salem Athenaeum director Jean Marie Procious stands in front of a painting of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was an avid reader and member of the library (John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Globe Correspondent / March 4, 2010

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SALEM - Jean Marie Procious brings an uncommonly personal touch to her work as a librarian. She orders books that she knows certain individuals will love, and alerts others when new titles hit the shelves. (Full article: 1036 words)

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