Interim President David Leonard has accepted the position of Boston Public Library President, following a vote by the BPL Board of Trustees. Read more.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • In preparation for its grand reopening, the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8. During this time, please visit one of our branch locations for library services or access our electronic resources such as e-books, streaming media, and digital magazines.
  • The Central Library Renovation will open to the public on Saturday, July 9, following a ribbon cutting with Mayor Martin J. Walsh at 10:30 a.m. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of renovations to the Johnson building constructed in 1972. Learn more about the project here.



Laptop Class

Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Mattapan Branch

Librarians teach a basic laptop class for beginners on library laptops. Topics include computer, internet, and e-mail basics.


Pineapple Project

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.
Honan-Allston Branch

Children and families are invited to this original play about gender, creativity, and each child’s freedom to be who they are.


Book Page Charms

Wednesday, June 29, 3:30 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Children and teens make a book charm using mod podge, paper, and acrylic shapes.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Kristin Corpuz

Wednesday, June 29, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Kristin Corpuz is a singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer from Tampa, Florida, who currently attends Berklee College of Music as a 2013 Presidential Scholar.


Science Magic

Thursday, June 30, 3 p.m.
Connolly Branch

As part of our Summer Reading Program, children explore the science behind magic tricks while performing experiments. Click here for more Science Magic programs.