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Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library – Programming Study update

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 by Christine Schonhart in Library Services, Major Projects

RorenderingThe Library is working with Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects and a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on a programming study for the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. Goals of the study include a review of all program spaces, furniture and finishes, technology, multipurpose space, collections and mechanical systems. Follow the progress here. The next meeting of the CAC will be on Wednesday July 31, at 6pm at the Roslindale Branch, located at 4246 Washington Street, Roslindale. If you cannot attend a meeting, please comment here or send the team an email at ask@bpl.org.

Upcoming Major Projects

Posted on October 4th, 2012 by Christine Schonhart in Library Services, Major Projects

Over the next year, the Boston Public Library will focus on a systemwide facilities review based on the Compass principles. The BPL will be piloting this review at three branches: Dudley, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale. There are also several projects in the branches and the Central Library at Copley Square focusing on children and teens, space rejuvenation, technology, and energy efficiency.

Upcoming projects include:

  • A rejuvenation of the outdoor space at the South Boston Branch is planned; the library is currently gathering estimates for a scope of work.
  • The municipal building at 500 Columbia Road, which houses the Uphams Corner Branch, will receive a facelift with re-pointing of exterior masonry, some new windows, and a new front entrance. The work is scheduled to begin this fall and continue for approximately one year.
  • In addition to the facilities review at Dudley, the branch is also in the process of developing concepts to improve the front entrance, and a study of the entire branch is underway with Utile Architects. Documents from the Dudley planning process are available here.
  • The Egleston Square Branch will add a teen writing nook – a small space for teens to create and work with staff and partners on creative writing projects; work on this is scheduled to start in the spring of 2013.

 

Major Projects Update

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by Christine Schonhart in Library Services, Major Projects

Over the next year, the Boston Public Library will focus on a systemwide facilities review based on the Compass principles. The BPL will be piloting this review at three branches: Dudley, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale. There are also several projects in the branches and the Central Library at Copley Square focusing on children and teens, space rejuvenation, technology, and energy efficiency.

Some highlights of recently completed and underway projects are as follows:

  • The Rey Room at the Central Library added a new early literacy “book nook”  thanks to the generous donation of the McCue family.
  • The Boston Room at the Central Library received a renovation to create a children’s activity space; Rey Room staff have begun to host programs in the renovated space.
  • The teen room at the Hyde Park Branch was painted and some new furnishings will arrive in the spring of 2013.
  • The West End recently received a new roof and will, along with the Roslindale Branch, have HVAC upgrades in the coming months.
  • The Charlestown Branch remains temporarily closed for a new roof, heating and cooling system, and windows. There will also be a new early literacy nook installed.
  • Ground has broken for the new East Boston Branch and the BPL, City of Boston and William Rawn Architects are working hard on the new building, which is expected to be complete in the fall of 2013. See additional detail on the East Boston project here.