Somerville Public Library Wi-Fi Pop-Up

Somerville Library Wi-Fi Pop-Up at dark with glowing lights

January 2021 – October 2021

79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA

With no indoor Wi-Fi access due to COVID-19 restrictions at their Central Branch, we partnered with the Somerville Public Library to open up a new kind of pop-up. In the courtyard of the Library, we constructed a heated, covered, and lighted structure with places for 4 parties. Our partners at Mass Mesh set up a free wireless network in the pop-up for people to use with their own device, or one borrowed from the Library.

The project was featured on the Project for Public Spaces blog with a detailed write-up on the process of creating the space. Read the post here.

Pallets, umbrellas, and chairs make a outdoor seating area in the courtyard of the Somerville Public Library
Somerville Library WiFi Pop Up front view
Somerville Library Wi-Fi Pop-Up at dark with glowing lights

Due to some courtyard construction in February 2021, we were asked to move the Wi-Fi pop-up to a new location. We did not fret! We moved the pop-up to an ordinary looking sidewalk, bringing more life and activity to the library’s facade. Our modular and mobile pop-up design made it easy to adapt to any situation and environment thrown at us.

Somerville WiFi PopUp
Somerville WiFi PopUp
Somerville Library WiFi Pop Up


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