The Li-berry is open!

The Boston Public Library—the BPL for those of us in the know—has finished the renovation of the Johnson Building at the Central Library, and it’s a bee-yute.

Especially the Children’s Reading Room, which is has been renamed The Children’s Zone.

Go right on through--the stacks themselves!

Go right on through–the stacks themselves!

It’s got lion cub statues, sitting on books. And little “doorways” in the shelves.

And a throne for librarians to sit on when they read books aloud to kids. And a big teddy bear.

Teddy bears need a chair to read in, too!

Teddy bears need a chair to read in, too!

And, like all public libraries in the United States, it’s free. Yessirree, anyone who has a hankering for reading a story about monsters/astronauts/
koala bears/being the new
girl can just come in and ask the librarian to help them find the right book.

Here is a great article by Greg Cook on in (images in this post are from him).


The Boston Public Library – Central Branch

Children’s and Teen Rooms

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 pm. – 5 p.m.




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