Boston Public Library Foundation

Back to School with the BPL!

by Samantha Akiha

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This month marks the second year of the Boston Public Library’s Out-of-school Time programming. This series of programs provides youth of all ages with something to do after school. Whether a third-grader seeking guidance from a teen Homework Help mentor, or a high-schooler looking for an activity to fuel their creative side, the BPL has something to offer every child. Monthly themes, such as math, science, and the arts give young patrons with a wide variety of programming to choose from.

Beyond homework help and engaging programs, the BPL offers vital spaces for teens and children to learn, play, and grow. As the Central Library and all the neighborhood branches swell with children back in school, please consider making a gift to help spark a love of learning.

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