Electrical Upgrades Planned for the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
Library branch to temporarily close for two weeks during November improvement project
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For Immediate Release
September 06, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, which is located at 12 Sedgwick Street, will undergo electrical upgrades in November. The branch will receive updated wiring, a process that necessitates the temporary closure of the branch for a two-week period. The temporary closure period will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17. The Jamaica Plain Branch will reopen on Monday, December 3, at 10 a.m.

In addition to the updated wiring, the Jamaica Plain Branch will have all its lighting fixtures rebuilt and rewired which will enable them to use higher efficiency bulbs. This work is being performed through a partnership with NStar.

During the temporary closure period, the books, CDs, and DVDs at the Jamaica Plain Branch will not be available, nor will the branch book drop. Jamaica Plain Branch users are encouraged to use the nearby Connolly Branch, which is also located in Jamaica Plain, just up the street at 433 Centre. Museum passes normally assigned to the Jamaica Plain Branch will be available for pick up and return at the Connolly Branch while the Jamaica Plain Branch is temporarily closed.

An interactive map of Boston Public Library locations is available on the Boston Public Library website.

The Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, a literacy center, map center, business library, neighborhood-based services in the Tierney Learning Center, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.

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