Staff at the Hyde Park Library returned the week to prepare for the branch to reopen on July 19th. Yesterday IT staff began to reinstall the public computers. Hyde Park materials sent to other branches during the pandemic are slowly being sent back and reentered into the catalog. Work orders are in place for general cleaning inside and outside the building especially in the children’s garden.
Repair to the front steps/rail, and paint to the fence will likely not be done before opening, but will remain on the To DO list. Further landscaping is still need to the side historic garden area. We hope to do some planting in the Fall, and possibly add a plaque honoring Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, physician and author who lived in Hyde Park in the 1880s. She was a Boston medical pioneer being the first Black women to earn a medical degree in the US. (1864)
On a very positive note is the recognition given to Victoria Gall, the organization president by Keep Hyde Park Beautiful.