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Grant to Restore McKim Facade

The Boston Public Library Fund received a generous grant from the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation for the repair and restoration project of the three limestone reliefs that adorn the façade of the

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Celebrating Holly Safford

“My relationship with the Boston Public Library spans decades, and my sons knew this was the perfect way to recognize my appreciation for such a special institution,” said Holly.

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Poem Celebrates National Library Week

For National Library Week 2022 the Boston Public Library Fund commissioned the incredible Alondra Bobadilla, Boston’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate, to write and perform a poem about the Boston Public Library.

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BPL Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture Virtual Booklet

The Boston Public Library is pleased to announce the creation of an expansive new booklet celebrating the art, architecture, and built heritage of the Central Library in Copley Square. Visitors near and far are invited

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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.

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Grant to Restore McKim Facade

The Boston Public Library Fund received a generous grant from the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation for the repair and restoration project of the three limestone reliefs that adorn the façade of the

Read More »

Celebrating Holly Safford

“My relationship with the Boston Public Library spans decades, and my sons knew this was the perfect way to recognize my appreciation for such a special institution,” said Holly.

Read More »

Poem Celebrates National Library Week

For National Library Week 2022 the Boston Public Library Fund commissioned the incredible Alondra Bobadilla, Boston’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate, to write and perform a poem about the Boston Public Library.

Read More »
BPL Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture Virtual Booklet

The Boston Public Library is pleased to announce the creation of an expansive new booklet celebrating the art, architecture, and built heritage of the Central Library in Copley Square. Visitors near and far are invited

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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