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Read Your Way To Fenway 2012!

Posted on September 10th, 2012 by Alison Murphy in Foundation
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Last Sunday, August 26th, marked the 17th annual Read Your Way to Fenway game! Thankfully, no hurricanes visited this year, and the weather was lovely for the Sox game, honoring all of the kids who participated in the Read Your Way to Fenway competition. Check out our slideshow of the event here. Congratulations to our grand prize winners, Kathleen, Cindy, Elizaveta, Jack, Joey and Kathy, as well as all of the children who participated throughout our branches!

Foundation Seeks Consultants

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by David McKay in Foundation

Request for Proposals

The Boston Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that the Foundation is seeking proposals for consultants with expertise in the area of arts services and children’s libraries. The consultants will work on one of two exciting projects that will advance the Library’s strategic plan. For more details please review the RFP’s.

Read Your Way To Fenway Kick-Off!

Posted on June 21st, 2012 by Alison Murphy in Foundation

This June saw the kick-off of our annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest! Check out pictures of the event below, and if you know a kid who likes reading and the Red Sox, download an entry form from our website, and take it to your local branch to sign up. See you at Fenway Park, August 26th!

This Father’s Day, Honor Your Dad

Posted on June 6th, 2012 by Alison Murphy in Foundation

This June, the Boston Public Library Foundation is celebrating Dads. Our dads did so much – from teaching us how to read and helping us with our homework, to letting us borrow their favorite books (and not getting angry when we returned them dog-eared). What better way to honor these contributions than making a contribution of your own?  Make a gift in honor of your father or another special man in your life, and we will show our gratitude by dedicating one of our books with a bookplate in his name. We will also be posting stories all month on our facebook page about fathers, and how they influenced our love of reading. Got a story about your Dad? Tell us here!

This Father’s Day, thank your Dad for sharing with you his love of reading, by sharing that gift with others. Give today, and then share your story. On behalf of all of us here at the Boston Public Library Foundation, Happy Father’s Day, and thanks for celebrating with us.



Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Boston Public Library

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Alison Murphy in Foundation

Not sure what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day this year? We’re here to help. This year, let your mother or another special woman in your life know how much you appreciate her by contributing a book in her honor to the Boston Public Library. For so many of us, our mothers were our first introduction to the world of books and learning. What better way to say thank you than by honoring her with a book in her name? Click here to purchase a book for the library. We will customize it with a bookplate recognizing your mother, or another special person in your life, and we’ll also send her a personalized card, notifying her of your gift.

Happy Mother’s Day, from the Boston Public Library Foundation.