THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Michele V. Cloonan

A storied legacy of learning

Festive shapes projected on the side of the Boston Public Library greeted visitors and passersby on New Year's Eve. Festive shapes projected on the side of the Boston Public Library greeted visitors and passersby on New Year's Eve. (Evan Richman/Globe staff/File 2006)
By Michele V. Cloonan
November 18, 2007

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

IN A city of education giants, the Boston Public Library stands tall. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in the United States, the first large library open to the public, and the first public library to allow users to borrow books. BPL was founded and supported by a group of individuals who believed that free access to information ... (Full article: 626 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass

More opinions

Find the latest columns from: