Boston Public Library
Programs & Partnerships
Boston Public Library + Boston Housing Authority
Tierney Learning Center Pilot Project
125 Mercer Street
South Boston, MA 02127
For more information on programs at The Tierney Center, please contact Kate at the South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library at 617-268-0180.
- Thursday Morning Story time – September through October at 10:30AM
Join Kate for stories from around the world
- Crafts with Sherry – September 27th at 3:30pm
All-ages craft time with fun themes like animals, colors and shapes
- Teen Read Week activities – October 15, 16 and 18
call Kate for more information 617-268-0180
- Day of the Dead Art Activities – November 13th at 3:30pm
BPL partners with La Pinata to lead kids through a traditional "Day of the Dead" celebration
- Papercut Zine Library Teen Workshop – November 26th at 3pm
Teens will learn about this history and making of underground publications known as 'zines'. Teens will be able to create their own zine in this workshop.
Outreach to Teens
Since 2011 Boston Public Library (BPL) Youth Services has been a partner with the Department of Youth Services (DYS), the juvenile justice agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each month, three Teen Librarians visit DYS schools bringing in book deposits, talking about the books, and promoting Boston Public Library services and programs.
Note: Book deposits are small collections of library books left at a facility for a short period of time, then exchanged for new books.
Outreach to Children
- Since May 2012, Boston Public Library (BPL) Youth Services have partnered with the Boston Medical Center's (BMC) bWell Center - a healthcare start-up that aims to provide an innovative approach to educating and supporting families of the Boston Medical Center Pediatrics Department. The BMC is known as a 'safety net hospital': they provide a significant level of care to low-income, uninsured, and vulnerable populations.
The outreach effort focuses on reaching families through monthly BPL library card sign ups, connecting families to library services and programs in any of the 26 BPL locations, and connecting families to literacy through monthly book deposits of BPL books at bWell, focusing on health and wellness topics.
- Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of children through direct services to children and families and public advocacy on their behalf. A BPL Children's Librarian provides monthly visits to MSPCC and brings a book deposit, offers story times, and promotes BPL services and programs.