Mead Library – Buffalo NY

Description

Mead Library in the Lovejoy neighborhood of Buffalo, New York was constructed in the 1930s by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).

“After the Erie County Library Board selected the Mead Library as one of several Buffalo branch libraries to be defunded and closed, the Lovejoy neighborhood and Councilmember Richard Fontana took steps to keep Mead open as a community resource. Today Mead continues to loan books, host weekly meetings of such groups as the Homemaker’s Society and offer free internet access, entirely through the work of volunteers. This industrious and collective spirit is very much in keeping with Mead Library’s roots: It was built in the 1930s as a WPA site under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal” (Artvoice).

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 7695-D
"In Circulation: Site Specific Art at Mead", Last accessed November 2015.

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Location Info


126 Ludington Street
Buffalo , NY 14206

Coordinates: 42.8875, -78.8090

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