Monday, February 1, 2016

In the News: fund raiser for DeLucia family, libraries are very busy

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"An online fundraiser aimed at helping a local family displaced by a house fire last week has already garnered more than $10,000. 
A GoFundMe page was set up last week to benefit the DeLucia family, whose Church Street residence was destroyed in a three-alarm fire Tuesday. The page shows a contribution tally of $12,415 as of Saturday."

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"With the rise of the Internet, many predicted the end of libraries - that a local institution predicated on the printed word would soon be as outdated as a telegraph office. 
But now, years after web access became mainstream, municipalities in MetroWest and the Milford areas (among them Franklin, Marlborough, Upton, Hopkinton and Mendon) are not looking to shutter their libraries but expand, renovate and even replace them. 
Those who run, study and design libraries said the buildings have kept their relevance by being places for people to meet, take part in programs and learn how to use the electronic devices that access the Internet. 
And, yes, old fashioned books still account for the bulk of materials checked out."

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rendering of planned Library renovation
rendering of planned Library renovation

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