Welcome! 

Please Note: the JP Branch Library re-opens May 20, 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, including the management of the gallery space
  • We raise funds to purchase and lend free museum passes to library patrons
  • 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

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library

I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me