Mayor Janey, Boston Public Library, and the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department to Hold Ribbon Cutting Event for Newly Constructed Adams Street Branch

Event to be held on July 31, 2021, 11:00am at the Adams Street Branch

BOSTON – July 27, 2021 – To celebrate the opening of the Adams Street Branch, Mayor Janey, the Boston Public Library, and the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department invite the community to attend a ribbon cutting on July 31st at 11:00am at the Adams Street Branch. 

The $18.3 million reconstruction of the branch is now complete, and in-person services will resume on July 31st. The programming, design and construction were managed by the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department, with consultation from the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, architecture firm NADAAA, and J&J Contractors, Inc. The new branch was designed with the input of the Dorchester community, and entirely reimagined the prior space to prioritize inclusivity, transparency, access, and outdoor programming. 

  • WHAT: The ribbon cutting and community celebration for the newly constructed Adams Street Branch. The event will include local musicians, and a speaking program featuring Mayor Kim Janey, BPL President David Leonard, Director of Public Facilities Kerrie Griffin, Boston Public Library Trustee Linda Dorcena Forry, and President of the Friends of the Adams Street Branch Grace Hebard. 
  • WHO: Adams Street and Dorchester neighbors, patrons, and community leaders are all welcome to attend. 
  • WHEN: July 31st, 11:00am - 12:00pm. 
  • WHERE: The Adams Street Branch, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester. 

For more information about the Adams Street Branch project visit