9 Things You Didn’t Know Your Boston Public Library Branch Has To Offer

When you think about the library, what comes to mind? Books, of course. Quiet and kids, sure. But did you also know that your local Boston Public Library branch has sewing classes, homework help, technology assistance, and more? The possibilities are endless when it comes to the library, with new events being added every day. I am a huge fan of the library, and love that it continues to grow and evolve as the ultimate community space. Our libraries are so incredibly important, and offer a welcoming environment for all. Where's my Boston Public Library branch? First of all, something you should know about the Boston Public Library is that it was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Not only that, it was the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children's room. Yay Boston! There are 25 branches across the city of Boston, and each branch offers everything from WiFi, information about citizenship, computer access, and more. There are locations in Roxbury, Dorchester, East Boston, and Chinatown, just to name a few.  They offer things for people of all ages. Kids can stop by for storytimes, arts and crafts, help for homework, technology classes and more. And for adults, you can participate in anything from yoga and sound baths, to language classes and book clubs. How can I get a library card, and what can I use it for? So glad you asked. It's simple. Getting a library card is free and easy. You can even do it online. Sign up for an eCard to use their electronic resources. And if you want to borrow physical materials like books and DVDs, you can upgrade to a physical card in person. All you have to do it go to the circulation desk in any BPL location. Once you have your card you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, physical books, get passes to various museums in the city, and more. Your library card is the greatest FREE resource you can have. If you're looking for something new to try, or want to keep the kids busy for a little while, there are lots of events you can attend for free at your local branch. Here are just some of the many events you can take part in. Enjoy!