Boston Public Library Reaches Goal of Reading One Million Minutes

Boston Public Library announced today that Boston readers read 1.75 million minutes so far this summer, surpassing the citywide goal of inviting Bostonians of all ages to read a collective one million minutes from June through August.  “Bostonians’ love of reading is evident, and we are thrilled that so many patrons are sharing their favorite…
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Parker Hill Branch Library Reopens Following $2.4 Million Improvement

City and State officials, along with residents and library staff, celebrated the reopening of the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library at a community celebration on Saturday, July 28.  The celebration marked the end of a yearlong closure for interior and exterior repairs and improvements.  The $2.4 million investment, part of Mayor Martin…
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Arts Department Temporary Closure

Beginning Monday, August 6, the Arts Department will be closed to in-person public service for approximately 3 months while staff prepare collections that will be impacted by the upcoming renovation to Special Collections spaces at the Central Library. Arts collections will be available to request in the online catalog Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. Information about…
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Fifteenth Author Selected as Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence Recipient

Jorge Vega, of Brockton, Massachusetts, has been selected as the fifteenth annual recipient of the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence fellowship. He was enthusiastically chosen as the 2018–19 winner by a panel of judges—including authors, editors, literary agents, booksellers and librarians—in a blind judging process, based on the strength of his proposed young-adult…
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Boston Public Library, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture’s “Love Letter to a Library” Public Art Project Begins Today

Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture launch a “Love Letter to a Library” public art collaboration today with a banner display at the Central Library and continuing throughout the BPL system. The text of the banners, "I Remember Everything You Taught Me Here," is intended to encourage viewers to engage…
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Associates of the Boston Public Library Announces Retirement of Board Chairman Vivian K. Spiro and Her Successor Peter R. Brown

The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced today that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro stepped down on June 30, 2018, after serving for twenty years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown.  During Spiro's tenure as Board Chairman she has overseen the Associates of the Boston…
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Renovated Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library Reopens Saturday, July 28

The Boston Public Library and the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department invite Mission Hill community members to celebrate the reopening of the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m., following a year of closure for interior and exterior improvements.  Under the leadership of Mayor Martin J…
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Boston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages Begins This Month

Boston Public Library locations offer summer programs (www.bpl.org/summer) for children, teens, and adults beginning this month and running through August, providing free cultural and educational programs and resources for people of all ages in the City of Boston. The children’s brochure of activities is available at all BPL locations. “Boston Public Library continually works to…
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