Welcome! 

Please Note: the JP Branch Library is closed for renovation (until May 2017) 

The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, organized in 1952, is the oldest Friends group in the Boston Public Library system. We are a group of people who love libraries and all the enrichment they bring to our community.  We especially love the Jamaica Plain Branch.

  • We plan and sponsor free educational and cultural programs for the JP community.
  • We raise funds to purchase and lend free museum passes to library patrons. (currently available at the Connolly Branch)
  • We raise funds to purchase books, DVDs, library materials and supplies for the JP Branch.
  • We strongly supported a complete renovation and expansion of the JP Branch Library in order to better serve the needs of the JP community. Reopening May 2017!
Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
— Henry Ward Beecher