Posted on June 11th, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
The numbers are in and they are nothing short of amazing!
For 2013, 3.7 million people visited the Boston Public Library… and 7.8 more visits were made to the library’s website, www.bpl.org. They borrowed, viewed or downloaded 3.7 million books, movies, articles, and songs from a collection of 23 million, and they took part in more than 10,000 free programs, lectures, classes, and concerts.
These huge numbers emphasize how important your library is to the City of Boston and to the Commonwealth.
The Boston Public Library Foundation is dedicated to serving the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the public. With the support from individuals from you, the BPLF supports the library’s founding principle: that the resources available within the Boston Public Library are, and must always remain, free to all.
You are a key reason of our success to date! Please take a moment to renew your support by clicking here to make a gift online today.
Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Boston Public Library Foundation, Events, Foundation, StorySlam, Storytelling
Join us on June 6, 2014 to pack the Rabb Lecture Hall to see our great speakers, a panel of well known judges, and maybe even tell your own story, all centered around this year’s theme: “Overdue.”
Click on the StorySlam tab above to visit www.bplf.com/storyslam for full event information, to buy tickets, or to learn how to share your story!
Your ticket will get you into this great event and support the free programs and services at the Boston Public Library. Admission also includes one drink ticket.
Presented by the Boston Public Library Foundation in partnership with MassMouth, and Grub Street.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that made the StorySlam a huge success!
Audience Choice storyteller Margo Colletti second from left, and Grand Prize winner Don Picard, second from right, with Boston Public Library Foundation staff and event co-hosts. (L to R, Russell Hansen, Margo Colletti, Norah Dooley, Wes Hazard, Don Picard, David M. McKay) Photo by Jen Roy Photo, www.jenroyphoto.com.
Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Boston Public Library, Boston Public Library Foundation, children and teens
Nick Rose in the Central Library’s Washington Room
Hi, my name is Nick Rose and I want to share my story with you. The other day I was hanging out in the library’s Teen Room when someone asked me, “What are the three things that you never leave home without?” I answered, “Phone, wallet, keys.” Then I laughed because I realized the fourth thing would be my library card, which is always tucked in my phone case. And given what it represents, I should have listed it first, even before my phone which, trust me, is saying a lot!
For me, my library card is the best gift I’ve ever received and I’m writing today to tell you how it’s changed my life, and to thank you for supporting the Boston Public Library Foundation. Read more »
Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Boston Public Library Foundation, Foundation, Partners Program
Want to start the New Year off by doing something special? Joining the Boston Public Library Foundation Partner Program will make 2014 a great year for you… and the library!
Last year, The BPLF introduced the Partners Program as a way to enhance your experience at the Boston Public Library. Through the Partners Program, library patrons and supporters have access to exclusive benefits, including commemorative items, discounts, and event invitations.
For those that joined last year, thank you! By partnering with the Foundation, you helped the Boston Public Library provide free access to the vast collections cherished by all ages… and also story and music time, author talks, educational programs, arts and crafts activities, special exhibitions, and more. Make sure to renew your membership today to ensure you continue to receive your benefits. If you’re not a Partner yet, click here to join today!
You can find out more about Partner benefits by clicking here. Of course, the most important benefit of partnering with the BPLF is knowing that, as a Foundation Partner, you are helping the Boston Public Library to be not just the nation’s first library, but the nation’s best public library, free to all!