Official Public Reopening of the JP Branch

  • Jamaica Plain Branch Library 30 South Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Walsh will happen at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend.

The JP Branch staff are planning kids' crafts, face painting, performances by The Jamaica Plain Honk Band, JP Jubilee, and Grooversity!  The Friends will be providing cake!

The renovation features a 700-square foot addition facing South Street that will serve as a community reading lounge; a terrace along Sedgwick Street where residents can read and mingle; multiple meeting spaces; improved and more flexible space for children, teens and adults; and a refreshed collection of 30,000 items. Technology improvements include 15 new desktop and 20 laptop computers, free WiFi, additional self-checkout stations, and creativity software in the new digital maker-space. Other features include an elevator for full ADA accessibility to all levels, new and more efficient mechanical systems, parking for over 20 bikes, and new exterior landscaping. The 21 month renovation cost $10 million.