Photos: JP Branch Library Reopens

Hundreds of residents turned out Saturday to celebrate the reopening of the JP Branch Library. Here are photos from the festivities.

JP Honk plays at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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JP Honk plays at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Dancing on the grass at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Dancing on the grass at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Evelyn Arana-Ortiz of the BLP Board of Trustees photographs the crowd at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Evelyn Arana-Ortiz of the BLP Board of Trustees photographs the crowd at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

State Rep. Byron Rushing, D-Boston, a member of the BLP Board of Trustees, smiles during the reopening ceremony for the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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State Rep. Byron Rushing, D-Boston, a member of the BLP Board of Trustees, smiles during the reopening ceremony for the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Don Haber of the Friends of the JP Branch Library addresses the crowd at the reopening ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Don Haber of the Friends of the JP Branch Library addresses the crowd at the reopening ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

A happy crowd at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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A happy crowd at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids get ready to cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids get ready to cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Mayor Marty Walsh and neighborhood kids cut the ribbon at the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Minutes after reopening, children's books were already piling up on the floor of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Minutes after reopening, children’s books were already piling up on the floor of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Barbara Rhodes, children's librarian at the JP Branch Library, in the new "tween space" at the renovated facility on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Barbara Rhodes, children’s librarian at the JP Branch Library, in the new “tween space” at the renovated facility on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

A bowl of commemorative pins for the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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A bowl of commemorative pins for the reopening of the JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Patrons browse books at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Patrons browse books at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Patrons browse books at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Patrons browse books at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Children's and teen's books ready for browsing at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Children’s and teen’s books ready for browsing at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Reading to children was underway again at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Reading to children was underway again at the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

A view from the second floor toward the new entrance of the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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A view from the second floor toward the new entrance of the reopened JP Branch Library on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The basement of the renovated library has a community room for 100+ people. Photo taken Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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The basement of the renovated library has a community room for 100+ people. Photo taken Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The wallpaper in the children's room features characters from Massachusetts authors' books. In foreground is a piece of coloring paper with the wallpaper design. Taken Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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The wallpaper in the children’s room features characters from Massachusetts authors’ books. In foreground is a piece of coloring paper with the wallpaper design. Taken Saturday, May 20, 2017.

 

More Jamaica Plain News coverage of the renovations:

  • How to improve libraries’ websites… for example Boston Public Library http://www.bpl.org/distinction/curator-profiles/ and Cambridge Public Library can setup webpages for treasured librarians. Colleges and universities have faculty webpages. Libraries as well can have librarians’ webpages, curators’ webpages.

    Create more opportunities for library specialists to share their expertise in re library collections, share special interests in re their libraries’ collections.

    Read the theses and dissertations of new Directors of Boston Public Library President David Leonard @DLeonard … and Cambridge Public Library Director M. McCauley “Community Leadership: The Role of Public Library Directors.”
    https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/6cgkn5/how_to_improve_libraries_websites/