Over 3 million visitors come to the Boston Public Library a year, for so many different reasons—to do research, attend a lecture, take a class, see an exhibition, borrow a DVD or use the
Internet. But for most, we suspect the main reason they visit the library is a simple one: they just love to read.
For so many of us, that love of reading began early on, in childhood, with our mother or other loved one reading our favorite books to us aloud.
This Mother’s Day, we’d like to invite you to give back to that special person who gave you the gift of reading, by making a gift in her honor to the Boston Public Library. With your gift of $25 of more, we will dedicate a book in our collection to your mother, grandmother, or any special person in your life. A bookplate inscribed with your loved one’s name will be placed inside the front cover, and we will also send a personalized card to inform your honoree of your thoughtful gift.
So this Mother’s Day, honor your mother by helping us share the magic of reading with a new generation.