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Winthrop

New-look library

June 12, 2011

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The interior of the Winthrop Public Library & Museum is sporting a new look, thanks to some recent improvements carried out by the library at limited cost to the town. The key change was the installation of a new circulation desk provided by the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library & Museum. The group paid for the materials, and Ron Bergman, a general contractor and Friends member, donated his time to build the desk, according to library director Alan Thibeault. “It’s a beautiful desk,’’ Thibeault said, estimating its value at $15,000 to $20,000. The desk is designed so it would look like a desk built when the library opened in 1899. The project cost the town about $1,550, with funds going toward a moving company to help with furniture, an electrician to do wiring, and the purchase of computer-related equipment. John Laidler