“Without the library, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today.” -Dennis Lehane, author and Trustee of the Boston Public Library
This week marked the first week of the BPL’s new and enhanced Out-of-school Time programming. Taking the input we received from the community as part of the Compass Plan, the library will now be offering enrichment opportunities that explore monthly themes such as writing, math, science, robotics and the arts – in addition to the homework help we’ve always provided.
This is simply the latest example in a long history of youth service. Since the day we opened the doors to the first ever library space devoted specifically to children in 1895, the BPL has been a pioneer in youth services. We are dedicated to making the library a place where every child and teen can thrive, by offering innovative programs like our new Out-of-school Time, Reading Readiness, Summer Reading and more. You can help us make this a reality by donating to the Boston Public Library Foundation today.
Here’s how your gift could help:
- $25 purchases one book for the children’s or teen collection
- $50 purchases craft supplies for arts programming at one location
- $100 purchases an interactive drawing pad to teach children how to create digital art
- $250 purchases a tablet or e-book reader for use by children and teens
- $500 purchases an iPad with learning apps
- $1,000 supports a collection of summer reading books at one location
- $1,500 supports a year of early literacy programming at one location
- $5,000 supports a collection of e-books for children and teens
- $7,500 supports a year of Out-of-school Time programming at one branch location
Donate today, and help support the kids in your community.