Posted on July 17th, 2015 by Christine Schonhart in Branches, Library Services, Major Projects
Tags: Faneuil, Jamaica Plain
Meeting minutes from the final community meeting for the programming phase of the Faneuil branch library project are now available here
Meeting minutes from the final community meeting in the design phase of the Jamaica Plain branch library project are now available here
Thank you to all who have participated in the process so far. Post a comment on this blog, or send feedback on either project to email@example.com
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Christine Schonhart in Branches, Library Services, Major Projects
In six weeks, the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library will temporarily close for major renovations. In preparation for this closing, you may be seeing a lot of changes at the branch:
- Collections are being weeded then inventoried to prepare for storage while the branch is closed
- Staff are clearing out storage spaces to prepare for construction
- Some furniture that is not being re-used in the renovation will soon go on the City of Boston Surplus site
- As of July 1st, the collection will no longer be viewable in the online catalog, though materials will still be available for check out at the branch
- As of July 1st, the Jamaica Plain branch will no longer be an option for picking up reserves
- To change your pick up location – please see a staff member or follow these steps:
- go to www.bpl.org
- click “My Account”
- Log in using your Library card number and PIN
- Click on “My Settings” and select “Preferences”
- Select another BPL location from the drop-down list
While the branch is closed, staff will provide some programming at the Curtis Hall Community Center. Keep an eye on this blog for updates throughout construction.
Posted on May 26th, 2015 by Ellen Donaghey in Johnson Building Study, Library Services, Major Projects
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Johnson building retail space was published on March 16. The deadline for responses has been extended to July 22, 2015.
Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the RFP may copy Carl Lehto in the Business Office at 617-859-2364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on May 15th, 2015 by Christine Schonhart in Branches, Library Services, Major Projects
The final community meeting in the programming study phase of the Faneuil branch project will be held on Wednesday June 10th at 6pm at the Faneuil branch at 419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135. Join members of the BPL staff, Tappé Architects, and City of Boston Property and Construction Management as they present the latest conceptual designs for a potential renovation of the branch.
If you’re unable to attend the meeting, you can still provide feedback by commenting on this post, sending an email to email@example.com, or calling Christine Schonhart at 617-859-2340. Past meeting notes and presentations can be found here.
Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Christine Schonhart in Branches, Library Services, Major Projects
Tags: Jamaica Plain
The last community meeting in the design process for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library will be held on June 23rd at 6pm. Join the architects from Utile, Inc. BPL staff, and City of Boston project managers to hear the latest on the project. The meeting will begin at 6pm at the branch at 12 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain. If you’re not able to come to the meeting, follow progress here.
A reminder that the branch will close temporarily for construction for 18-24 months beginning at 2 p.m. on August 1, 2015. After the branch is closed, patrons will not be able to borrow or return materials to the branch and are welcome to visit our nearby Connolly, Egleston, or Roslindale branches, as well as any other BPL location.