The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees have voted to extend an offer of employment for President of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, City Librarian for the San Jose Public Library.

Read more about the process here.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, May 29, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer pedaled by a librarian - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout and library card sign up.
  • As collections are moved in preparation for the Central Library Renovation reopening this summer, please note that some materials will be temporarily unavailable. Please place a hold via on desired items during this time.



Idelle Concert

Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Singer-songwriter Idelle showcases her fresh take on folk songs from her home of Puerto Rico.


Study Break: Candy Sushi

Friday, May 27, 3 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Children, teens, and families make sushi out of Rice Krispie Treats and candies.


WriTeens: Mini Flash Fiction

Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m.
Teen Central, Central Library in Copley Square

Teen Librarian Anna leads a workshop on writing a story in 500 words or less.


Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Children ages five and under and caregivers listen to stories and have a snack before bed. Kids are invited to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Rodolfo Arteaga

Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Rodolfo Arteaga is a singer-songwriter and cellist from Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela.