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 - the re-opening of the renovated Branch was on May 20, 2017.
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