Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Welcome to the Lower Mills Branch Library page!

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Timeline Photos
09/03/2021

Timeline Photos

All BPL locations will be closed for service from September 4–6 in observance of Labor Day.

Remember, remember, our events in September! But in case you forget, you can always check the calendar.
09/02/2021

Remember, remember, our events in September! But in case you forget, you can always check the calendar.

Remember, remember, our events in September! But in case you forget, you can always check the calendar.

08/23/2021
Photos from Boston Public Library's post
08/21/2021

Photos from Boston Public Library's post

Give a warm welcome to the newest book in the library, and the first in our Young Authors collection! Any and all youth ...
08/17/2021

Give a warm welcome to the newest book in the library, and the first in our Young Authors collection! Any and all youth writers in the neighborhood are welcome to help it grow.

Give a warm welcome to the newest book in the library, and the first in our Young Authors collection! Any and all youth writers in the neighborhood are welcome to help it grow.

Come get in the groove tomorrow morning at Music Hour, a new program inviting children and families to sing, play, and d...
08/11/2021

Come get in the groove tomorrow morning at Music Hour, a new program inviting children and families to sing, play, and dance along in a library jam session! The count off starts at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.
https://fb.me/e/1B3PxEiKT

Come get in the groove tomorrow morning at Music Hour, a new program inviting children and families to sing, play, and dance along in a library jam session! The count off starts at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.
https://fb.me/e/1B3PxEiKT

We're sharing some of the wonderful essays we received for this year's Read Your Way to Fenway contest! Enjoy, and we ho...
08/09/2021

We're sharing some of the wonderful essays we received for this year's Read Your Way to Fenway contest! Enjoy, and we hope you'll be inspired to enter next year.

Attention high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors: applications are open to become a mentor with our Homework Assis...
08/05/2021
Homework Assistance Program (HAP) Mentor Application 2021-2022

Attention high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors: applications are open to become a mentor with our Homework Assistance Program! If you'd like to help younger students with their work and earn some extra money along the way, apply now!

Homework Assistance Program mentors at the Boston Public Library (BPL) are high-achieving teens in grades 10-12 who fill a variety of roles at the library. As a mentor you will: / Give homework help and provide mentorship to students in grades K-8. / Attend trainings led by Harvard's Teaching and Le...

Mark your calendars: here are the events we've got planned for August!
08/02/2021

Mark your calendars: here are the events we've got planned for August!

Mark your calendars: here are the events we've got planned for August!

Unfortunately, this morning's Toddler Storytime has been cancelled due to the rain. We apologize for the inconvenience!
07/28/2021

Unfortunately, this morning's Toddler Storytime has been cancelled due to the rain. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Unfortunately, this morning's Toddler Storytime has been cancelled due to the rain. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Attention, young readers: do you like baseball? If so, you should enter the Read your Way to Fenway essay contest for a ...
07/15/2021
Read Your Way to Fenway

Attention, young readers: do you like baseball? If so, you should enter the Read your Way to Fenway essay contest for a chance at winning free Red Sox tickets!
https://www.bpl.org/read-your-way-to-fenway/

Did you know that you could enter to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway? All you have to do is write a brief description…

Here is the calendar for July! We're still unable to offer indoor programming, but we'll be holding events outside if th...
07/08/2021

Here is the calendar for July! We're still unable to offer indoor programming, but we'll be holding events outside if the weather is cooperative.

Here is the calendar for July! We're still unable to offer indoor programming, but we'll be holding events outside if the weather is cooperative.

Timeline Photos
07/03/2021

Timeline Photos

All BPL locations will be closed on Sunday, July 4, and Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. All online services will remain available at bpl.org.

Pick up a craft kit and share your awesome creations with us by e-mailing summer@bpl.org or sharing on social media with...
06/28/2021

Pick up a craft kit and share your awesome creations with us by e-mailing [email protected] or sharing on social media with the hashtag #diggingintocraftsbpl!

Pick up a craft kit and share your awesome creations with us by e-mailing [email protected] or sharing on social media with the hashtag #diggingintocraftsbpl!

Timeline Photos
06/21/2021

Timeline Photos

All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, June 21, in observance of Juneteenth. Online services will remain available at bpl.org.

bpl.org/reopening
06/11/2021

bpl.org/reopening

bpl.org/reopening

06/09/2021
6/9 Storytime

Mr. Ritse reads a story about a boy who has trouble reading finding the right book.

06/02/2021
6/2 Storytime

Mr. Ritse reads a story about hugging (and not hugging).

Here are our Children's events for June! Note that we are reopening our doors on the 14th!
06/01/2021

Here are our Children's events for June! Note that we are reopening our doors on the 14th!

Here are our Children's events for June! Note that we are reopening our doors on the 14th!

Photos from BCALA - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association's post
05/28/2021

Photos from BCALA - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association's post

Timeline Photos
05/27/2021

Timeline Photos

We're reopening! The Central Library in Copley Square will open for limited in-person service on June 1, and branch libraries will follow on June 14. Patrons will be able to browse select books, pick up holds, use public computers and printers, enjoy outdoor spaces, and more.

Learn more about the Library’s reopening plans: bpl.org/reopening

05/26/2021
5/26 Storytime

Mr. Ritse reads a story about a brother and sister who practice the martial arts of sumo and aikido.

05/24/2021
5/24 Future Readers Club

Mr. Ritse from the Lower Mills Branch shares the true story of Ho'onani, a young hula warrior of Hawai'i.

Can't wait for the next season of Invincible? Scratch that itch with the original comic book, available online with your...
05/19/2021
Invincible Vol. 1: Family Matters — Boston Public Library

Can't wait for the next season of Invincible? Scratch that itch with the original comic book, available online with your library card!

Invincible Vol. 1: Family Matters — Kirkman, Robert — Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hangi...

05/19/2021
5/19 Storytime

Mr. Ritse reads a story about a little girl who doesn't like kimchi.

One more day to sign up for this awesome program!
05/18/2021

One more day to sign up for this awesome program!

📣 There is still time to join G{Code}! The application deadline has been extended to May 19! Learn the basics of web development, make your first website, and gain a community of women of color absolutely free.
Apply today: bit.ly/3eTAf0G

05/12/2021
5/12 Storytime

Mr. Ritse reads the true story of Ho'onani Kamai, a Hawaiian hula warrior who doesn't see herself as a girl or a boy.

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27 Richmond St
Dorchester Center, MA
02124

General information

The Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library is located near the end of Dorchester Avenue towards Milton. The closest MBTA stop is the Milton Stop of the trolley extension from the Ashmont stop of the red line. The branch is about a ten to twenty minute walk down Dorchester Avenue from the T-Stop and the #27 bus can be taken to Richmond Street. The following museum passes are available from all Boston Public Library Locations: * Children's Museum (discounted pass $2.00 entry fee per person, will admit up to 6 people) * Harvard Museum of Natural History (discounted pass - $4.00 entry fee per person, will admit up to 4 visitors) * Museum of Fine Arts (entitles up to 2 people to $5.00 MFA general admission each and also entitles each visitor to upgrade to a special exhibition ticket for an additional $8.00 per person, for the same day only, subject to availability) Sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. * Museum of Science (will admit up to 4 people) * New England Aquarium (Sept.-June, will admit up to 4 people) Sponsored by the New England Aquarium and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. * Wheelock Family Theatre (Certain restrictions apply, contact your local branch for information) The following museum passes are available only at the location(s) listed: * Harvard Art Museums - Brighton, Faneuil, Honan-Allston, and Jamaica Plain * Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Central Library and Jamaica Plain * Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Jamaica Plain * John F Kennedy Library and Museum - Jamaica Plain * Zoo New England - Connolly, Dudley, Egleston, Faneuil, Honan-Allston, Hyde Park, Lower Mills, Roslindale, and West Roxbury ($2.00 fee per person, admits up to 2 adults & 4 children) Booking passes in advance is suggested. You may book a pass in person or by phone. Passes will not be reserved more than four weeks in advance. Please contact your neighborhood branch or the General Library (Johnson Building) for more information. You must have a valid* Metro-Boston library card to reserve and use the passes. Some museums have provided the library with disposable passes that are for one use only, and others have given the library re-usable passes that must be returned to the library. All re-usable passes must be checked out on your library card. The person who reserved the pass must be the one to pick up the pass. You may pick up the museum pass the day of use. Exception: Passes reserved for Sunday may be picked up on the Friday or Saturday preceding the Sunday reservation date. The pass must be returned the next day the library is open. It must be returned to the same library where you picked it up. Please do not return the pass in a bookbin. If passes are not returned on time, your pass privileges will be revoked for 3 months. In order to ensure fair distribution of passes, the following restrictions apply: 1. More than one pass may not be booked by the same person or family for the same day. 2. You may not book the same pass multiple times in the same month. *A valid Metro-Boston library card is a card that has under $10.00 in overdue fines and no overdue books.

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(617) 298-7841

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