Boston Public Library - Charlestown Branch

179 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

617-242-1248

History:

On January 7, 1862 the Charlestown Public Library was opened in the Warren Institution for Savings building. In planning for a year and a half the library opened with a catalog of 6,000 volumes. In 1869 the library moved to more spacious quarters in the new City Hall in City Square where it remained until 1913. The branch was then moved to the corner of Monument Square and Monument Avenue under the shadow of the Bunker Hill Monument. In 1970 the Branch was moved to its current location.

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