Bonnie Katz

Paula Skakey

BPLF welcomes new Executive Director

Paula Sakey joined the Boston Public Library Fund as its Executive Director in June of 2020. Paula comes to the BPL Fund with 30 years of fundraising and communications experience.

Liberty Bell

Decoding a turning point in American history

The BPL’s Anti-Slavery Collection—one of the largest and most important repositories of abolitionist material in the United States—contains approximately 40,000 pieces of correspondence, broadsides, newspapers, pamphlets, books, and memorabilia from the 1830s through the 1870s.

Father and daughter reading

A thousand ways to grow

You Can Read 1K B4 Pre-K is a revolutionary program of the Boston Public Library with the goal of enabling every young child in Boston to read 1,000 books before the start of kindergarten.

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