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Streets, library to close Saturday ahead of Sunday’s Obama, Clinton rally in Concord

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at a campaign event at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Hilliard, Ohio, before heading to another campaign stop in in Springfield, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at a campaign event at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Hilliard, Ohio, before heading to another campaign stop in in Springfield, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

Streets will begin closing at 8 a.m. tomorrow for President Obama and former president Bill Clinton’s visit to Concord on Sunday morning.

Tomorrow morning, Green Street and North State Street will be closed between Centre Street and School Street, said Concord police Lt. Timothy O’Malley. Capitol Street, Park Street and Prince Street will also be closed beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Parking restrictions in that area will go into effect this afternoon, O’Malley said.

The Concord Public Library will be closed on both Saturday and Sunday due to the campaign event, according to Director Patricia Immen. The library’s bookdrop will be locked between 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. on Monday, and Immen said overdue fines will not be charged for the weekend.

More streets will close at 3 a.m. on Sunday, O’Malley said. Main Street between Centre Street and School Street will close to vehicle traffic, but remain open to pedestrians. North Spring Street between Centre Street and School Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Centre Street will close between North Spring Street and Main Street.

Obama and Clinton will attend a rally behind the State House on North State Street on Sunday morning, with an entrance opening at the corner of North Main Street and School Street at 7 a.m.

(Laura McCrystal can be reached at 369-3312 or lmccrystal@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @lmccrystal.)

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