Charlestown Branch
Boston Public Library

179 Main Street
Charlestown MA 02129

Branch Librarian: Maureen Marx

  • Monday | 12pm - 8pm

  • Tuesday | 10am - 6pm

  • Wednesday | 10am - 6pm

  • Thursday | 12pm - 8pm

  • Friday | 9am - 5pm

  • Saturday | 9am - 2pm 


Visitors to the Charlestown Branch will discover appealing popular fiction, mystery, and true crime sections and a wide assortment of magazines.  We also offer an excellent selection of personal finance, health, cooking, and craft books.  History researchers will find a strong collection, especially on the history of Charlestown and Boston. Children and families will enjoy our high-quality children's collection. Explore our large group of board books for babies, our selection of preschool picture books, and our assortment of picture books for school-age children. Our most popular sections, easy readers and chapter book series, will inspire children's desire to read. Our assortments of graphic novels, early chapter books, and bilingual books are exciting areas of ongoing development. Teens will find a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels.

The Charlestown Branch offers a lively variety of programming for children from birth through elementary school.  Our youth services librarian presents regular story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with their families, caregivers, or child care groups. For adults, the Book Discussion Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. One-to-one computer instruction is available by appointment.

The Charlestown Branch presents events throughout the year for preschool and elementary school children.  Activities have included animal encounters, yoga, visual arts, and music. Summer reading programs are offered for children and teens. Special programs for adults occur throughout the year. The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library host lecture programs in the spring and fall.