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How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

Listen as Ronald Clark of New York City tells his daughter, Jamilah, the story of how he grew up living in an apartment in one of the city's branch libraries. This story aired was collected and aired by Story Corps, on October 13, 2017. For more information about Story Corps and how to become part of this project, visit its website.


About the Keefe Library

Harry V. Keefe '39
In 1998, the generosity of Harry V. Keefe and family allowed the transformation of BLS's former cafeteria space into one of the finest secondary school libraries in the country. Special library features include an archive room, several classrooms, comfortable reading areas, study carrels and computer workstations. Numerous endowed book funds permit the acquisition of hundreds of new titles each year.  
Mission Statement
In pursuit of the broader mission of the Boston Public Schools, the Boston Public School Library Program collaborates in the teaching and learning of students to find and use information, effectively instilling a love of reading, providing a flexible space for individualized learning, and offering personalized connections with print, digital, and media resources, and information to support all facets of 21st century academic learning.



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Monday, October 30 - Closed after school for librarian professional development

Friday, November 10 - Veterans' Day - No school

Tuesday, November 14 - Closed after school for BLS professional development

Wednesday, November 22 - Closed after school for Thanksgiving break

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  • Hours: 7:25 am - 4:00 pm

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