Join your neighbors on National Library Giving Day and help raise $75,000 for programming at the Central Library and 25 branches!

Love Your Branch

Branches are the hearts of Boston’s neighborhoods. Treasured by the communities they serve, these spaces deliver valuable, engaging programming within walking or biking distance of every Boston resident. Families enjoy movie nights. Children meet their favorite authors. Neighbors gather to connect over shared hobbies. Teens discover new video games and new friends. Writers, artists, and musicians share their creations with the community. New immigrants attend citizenship classes and enhance their job skills. No other civic or cultural organization has the power to improve the lives of so many while remaining, free to all.

Show Your Pride

On April 3, National Library Giving Day, show your neighborhood pride and empower the branches to remain vibrant centers of knowledge, creativity, and connection for years to come. 

The idea is a simple yet effective one – your gift to the Boston Public Library Fund is an investment in the city’s neighborhoods. By rallying together to raise $75,000 for programming initiatives at the Central Library and its 25 branches, we’re ensuring the vitality of these essential community hubs.

Crowdfund With Us

Be a fundraiser with us this National Library Giving Day! You can show your support by creating your own fundraising page and setting your own goals that you can share with your personal network to demonstrate your dedication to the Boston Public Library! 

Here's how your gift will make a difference!

Designed to provide additional program support to the neighborhood branches, the Boston Public Library Fund established the Branching Out — Creative Catalyst Mini-Grant Program. In 2023, your donations to the Boston Public Library Fund delivered more than $63,000 to 21 branches and funded 29 new and innovative programs. 

Haitian Dance Performance and Workshop
Roslindale Branch
Intergenerational Fiber Crafts Club
Jamaica Plain Branch
Hip Hop Block Party Celebration
Codman Square Branch
Dragon Dance Program
Fields Corner Branch
Building Community Through Creative Arts & Sciences
Grove Hall Branch
Comics Camp
Faneuil Branch
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The first 250 donors to make a gift of $55 or more will receive this limited-edition jute tote. From borrowing books to the beach, proudly show your support of the Boston Public Library Fund with this one-of-a-kind 14” x 15.75” bag.

Thank you for supporting the Boston Public Library on
National Library Giving Day!

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