Boston Public Library and Massport, the state’s public authority that operates Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field in Bedford, Worcester Regional Airport and the public terminals in the Port of Boston, have partnered to enrich and grow library services at the new East Boston Branch. Massport generously donated $25,000 in order to support a year of programs for the branch, which is located at 365 Bremen Street.
“The generosity of Massport ensures the library programs at the East Boston Branch will thrive,” said Amy E. Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library. “We are immensely grateful for Massport’s investment in providing learning opportunities to the residents of East Boston.”
Massport sponsored the November 2, 2013, opening day program at the East Boston Branch. Program planning for 2014 is well underway and includes author and speaker appearances, performances, and events for library users of all ages, including an upcoming bike program for teens that focuses on building skills in basic bike maintenance and safety.
“Massport is proud to support an outstanding community resource like the Boston Public Library,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “We can already see how successful it is, and we are happy to have played a role in bringing a new library to our neighbors in East Boston.”
At nearly 15,000 square feet in size, the East Boston Branch features an open floor plan with dedicated areas for children, teens, and adults. The creation of an early literacy nook in the children’s area is the first in the Boston Public Library system. The branch was designed for building and energy efficiency and will achieve LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council.
About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a literacy center, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.
About the MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.
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