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690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
617-436-8214
Branch Librarian: Janice Knight
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12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The branch holds a very good reference collection on African-American history. There is a large Children's section of biographies as well as an excellent collection of material in large print format. We have a large urban fiction collection. Local History collection is for in-library use and cannot be borrowed. Additional copies, if found elsewhere in the library, may be available for borrowing. Codman Square has medium sized collections of Spanish and French language materials.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool Story hours, Toddler Tales, Chess and Movies programs are offered weekly for children.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Book readings by local authors and programs that respond to the community interests and hobbies. Summer reading programs are offered for children.

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During the Summer of 2006 the Ashmont Hill Association completed a project to beautify the Codman Square Branch grounds.
The group applied for and received a "Small Changes" grant from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

 

HISTORY
Opened in 1905 the branch was named for John Codman, a local preacher and patriot. Originally housed at 6 Norfolk Street, the branch moved to its present location in 1978. The building was designed by Eco-Texture, Inc.