About Adams Street

Special Features

  • World language collections in Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Large multi-purpose room available for use by local business associations, neighborhood organizations, and community groups
  • A reading garden which hosts programs and provides outdoor reading area during spring, summer, and fall months


  • A delivery station on Walnut Street first provided library service to the Adams Street neighborhood in 1875.
  • A reading room in the Adams Street neighborhood opened at 362 Neponset Avenue in 1907. The present branch location opened in 1951.
  • In 2004, fundraising efforts by the Friends of the Adams Street Library transformed a portion of the library’s yard into the reading garden.

View the Adams Street Branch Facebook page.

View the Friends of the Adams Street Branch Facebook page