Celebrating the Dedication of the Boston Public Library's Temporary Chinatown Branch
BOSTON, MA — MDS joined Mayor Walsh, City of Boston and Boston Public Library (BPL) officials, and the greater community in celebrating the dedication of Boston's new temporary BPL branch serving the Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods. Located in the China Trade Center, the temporary branch library is an important step in bringing library services to the Chinatown neighborhood. It is expected to be open for three to five years, as the City establishes a permanent location for the library.
MDS has served the City of Boston and BPL in performing several rounds planning studies for the Chinatown branch library, which was instrumental in establishing the temporary facility. The new, permanent Chinatown branch will provide access to the BPL collection and services, create a safe and welcoming environment, offer multi-generational meeting place, reflect and reinforce Chinatown culture, and connect services to support community needs. Read more about our Chinatown Library Planning Studies.