Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 54, Ludington Library)

Library expansion stirs hopes in Bryn Mawr. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/4/2011)

Excerpt: The Bryn Mawr library's massive $9 million expansion is progressing more slowly than expected but is already redefining the look of the central intersection there.

The building's two-story, wraparound, glass-enclosed reading "porch" will be the project's centerpiece when the library reopens, now tentatively set to happen in the fall.

With the newish Bryn Mawr Farmers Market across the street and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute also being spruced up and expanded a half-block away, the area near the Ludington Library has been revitalized even as the number of empty storefronts is growing in the village.

"It's great, just great," said David Broida, who was in the area Friday to set up for the Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts, which he runs in a gazebo near the library. "It will be a magnet. I hate to use a cliché, but it's like a field of dreams - if you build it, they will come

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