Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Boston Public Library Foundation, Foundation, Giving, holiday giving
What is #GivingTuesday? It’s a chance to give back this holiday season. Millions of people have joined together with over 10,000 nonprofit organizations to create a global day celebrating generosity and giving!
We hope that this year you’ll join the movement. Help us spread the word on social media by using #GivingTuesday, and don’t forget to tag BPLF in your tweet or post.
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Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Please click here to read the message from the Chairman of the Boston Public Library Foundation.
Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
There are many changes underway at the Central Library with the renovation of the Johnson Building. Recently the Boston Public Library Foundation offices were relocated to the 3rd floor of the Johnson Building, effective October 17. Phone lines have been transferred and contact information remains unchanged.
The Boston Public Library Foundation
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone (617) 247-8980
Fax (617) 247-1571
Posted on August 28th, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Boston Public Library Foundation, children and teens, Foundation, Read Your Way to Fenway, RYW2F
On August 24th, over 500 children saw the Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park as part of the annual Read Your Way to Fenway contest. Before the game, the six essay contest winners were presented their trophies on the field. Congratulations to again to Oliver, Cooper, Raymond, Jasmine, Kathleen, Joshua and all the other people who participated this year!
To learn more about Read Your Way to Fenway, click here. The Boston Public Library Foundation would like to thank the other event sponsors, John Hancock and the Boston Red Sox Foundation.
Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Russell Hansen in Foundation
Tags: Back-to-School, Boston Public Library Foundation, children and teens, Giving, Out of School Time, Youth programming
As the new school year approaches, children are finishing their summer reading, organizing newly purchased pencils and notebooks, and selecting first-day-of-school outfits. And all across the city, teachers are preparing lesson plans and readying their classrooms.
The Boston Public Library Foundation is getting ready for school, too—we are gearing up to support another year of Boston Public Library’s Homework Help program. This vital program provides consistent academic support and mentoring opportunities for K-8 students citywide. Unlike most other academic assistance programs in the city, Homework Help has no financial or registration barriers. It is a free, neighborhood-based, drop-in program that is open and accessible to all families throughout the school year. Thousands of elementary and middle-school students in Boston rely on Homework Help to receive much-needed academic enrichment and peer support.
Homework Help is fully funded by donations from generous individuals like you. Last year, your gift enabled more than 10,000 children to receive Homework Help at the Central Library and neighborhood branches. Read more »