Proposing Programs for the Boston Public Library

Proposing Programs for the Boston Public Library

Community Program Partners

In the 2022-2023 programmatic year, the Library's key program themes will focus on our environment and the world around us, including climate change/justice and environmental activism. Other key areas include youth engagement, workforce development, and civic learning. The deadline to submit an FY23 Community Program Partnership Application was May 13, 2022. The selection committee will contact applicants between early and mid-June with their decisions.

Central Library and Block/Series Program and Event Proposals/Suggestions

Adult, teen, and children's programs and events at the Central Library in Copley Square and programs for multiple locations are developed and planned by library staff in multiple departments. In order to accommodate the large number of diverse offerings, programs are planned seasonally, months in advance.

To propose a single program please submit a completed programming proposal (PDF form - use Adobe Reader to fill out & save) by email to

Applications to be a program partner of the Boston Public Library are accepted every January for the next fiscal year. Program partners work with the library to offer a series of programs with thematic ties to the Library’s mission.

Please note that the Central Library in Copley Square schedules programs a minimum of three months prior to the scheduled event date. Availability after this time is scarce. We will review all proposals and contact you if we are able to accommodate your proposed program. Proposals are kept on file for possible future use.

Branch Library Program and Event Proposals

To propose an adult, teen, and children's program or event at a single branch library location, please contact the branch directly.

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