A change to the main entrance and 700 square feet of additional space are possibilities.
Options are becoming clearer for Jamaica Plain’s library branch. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reported Jan. 18 two options that would add 700 square feet to the branch, part of the Boston Public Library system, that would extend out on the South Street side. A third option would build out the Curtis Hall side, the newspaper reported. Plans were discussed at a Jan. 10 meeting, according to the Gazette. All new options for the 103-year-old building – which “remains largely unchanged from its original state,” according to the newspaper – would replace the main Sedgwick Street entrance with the South Street side entrance. There will be another meeting Feb. 7.
The branch will undergo electrical maintenance for two weeks.
Though a renovation meeting is scheduled, Jamaica Plain’s local library branch has closed so that needed maintenance can be performed. The branch closed over the weekend and will reopen Dec. 3 at 10 a.m., according to a library statement. “The branch will receive updated wiring, a process that necessitates the temporary closure of the branch for a two-week period,” the statement says. “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.” NStar has partnered with the branch to perform the updates. A Nov. 28 meeting is scheduled to discuss a full-scale renovation of the library branch, located at 12 Sedgwick St.