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New East Boston Branch to Open on November 2

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by Gina Perille in Library Services, Major Projects

4-IMG_1622The opening date for the new East Boston Branch is Saturday, November 2, at 11 a.m. The new facility, currently undergoing construction at 365 Bremen Street, is at the corner of Bremen and Prescott Streets in East Boston and faces Bremen Street Park. Read the August 1 press release on the new facility.

The new East Boston Branch was designed by William Rawn Associates Architects and is a capital project of the City of Boston. The new branch is approximately 15,000 square feet in size, more than double the combined public space of the current branches in East Boston. The new library will have onsite parking, a dedicated teen space, multipurpose room, early literacy resources, and a variety of other user-friendly features. The project budget is $17.25 million. Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners supported the project with a grant of $7.25 million.

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East Boston Branch – more photos

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by Gina Perille in Library Services, Major Projects

We have more photos of the in-progress East Boston Branch, which is located at the end of Bremen Street Park, near Prescott Street. The branch is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. Download the project fact sheet (PDF) to learn more.

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East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library – Construction Update

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by Christine Schonhart in Library Services, Major Projects

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Construction on the new East Boston branch is about 65% complete. Windows, roofing, and electrical work are all progressing. In the coming months, you’ll see a lot of activity on the grounds as the team works to install interior finishes and furniture. We are all looking forward to an opening in the Fall of 2013.

Progress on the New East Boston Branch

Posted on February 18th, 2013 by Gina Perille in Library Services, Major Projects

These photos were taken of the in-progress construction of the new East Boston Branch, located at the end of Bremen Street Park, near Prescott Street. The branch is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. Download the project fact sheet (PDF) to learn more.

 

East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library – Site Visit

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Christine Schonhart in Library Services, Major Projects

On January 17, about 20 community members joined BPL President Amy E. Ryan, Councilor LaMattina, and architects from William Rawn Associates for a tour of the ongoing construction at the new East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. Architects Carla Ceruzzi, Mark Oldham, and Cliff Gayley led the tour and talked about the materials being used, the layout of the branch, the work completed to date and the projected schedule for the next several months. A big thank you to all who took some time to tour the site – if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, hop on the Blue Line to the Airport stop and let us know what you think.