The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees have voted to extend an offer of employment for President of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, City Librarian for the San Jose Public Library.

Read more about the process here.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, May 29, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer pedaled by a librarian - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout and library card sign up.
  • As collections are moved in preparation for the Central Library Renovation reopening this summer, please note that some materials will be temporarily unavailable.



Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Children ages five and under and caregivers listen to stories and have a snack before bed. Kids are invited to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Rodolfo Arteaga

Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Rodolfo Arteaga is a singer-songwriter and cellist from Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela.


Adult Yoga

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Instructor Tara Jackson teaches proper breathing and simple poses to help participants explore this fitness tradition.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Cocek! Brass Band

Friday, June 3, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Cocek! Brass Band’s original music is based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands and blends dance music with improvisation and inspiring melodies.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

The City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library host a summer book sale featuring low-priced materials for all ages.