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.
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.
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.