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Membership

The Boston Public Library Fund’s Patrons of the Courtyard is an annual leadership-giving program comprised of generous individuals who are committed to ensuring that the Library remains viable, engaging, accessible, and free to all.

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a cultural and educational treasure, as a Patron of the Courtyard member you’ll benefit from access to a range of distinctive Library experiences, events, and programs throughout the year.

To learn more about Patrons of the Courtyard and how you can support the Boston Public Library Fund, please contact Lisa Kernan at lkernan@bplfund.org.

Member Levels + Benefits

JOIN OR RENEW

Benefits:

  • A special welcome gift from the BPL Fund.
  • Recognition in our annual impact report (if you permit us to use your name).
  • Invitations to special events through the Boston Public Library Fund.
  • Continued opportunities to engage in the work of the Boston Public Library through our online newsletter and other communications.
  • An invitation to the annual Celebration in the Courtyard reception.

JOIN OR RENEW

 

Benefits:

In addition to all Patron benefits, Fellow patrons receive:

  • A copy of the BPL’s Art & Architecture of the Central Library in Copley Square publication mailed to you.
  • Two complimentary personalized bookplates in the Library’s circulating collections.

JOIN OR RENEW

Benefits:

In addition to all Fellow benefits, Benefactor patrons receive:

  • Reserved seating at special Author Events at the Central Branch in Copley Square.

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Benefits:

In addition to all Benefactor benefits, Commonwealth patrons receive:

  • An opportunity to book a private, docent-led tour of the BPL McKim Building in Copley Square for up to four guests.

The Fountain Circle is the Library’s most distinguished group of contributors. By providing critical support, the Fountain Circle enhances the Library’s ability to address evolving community needs by building and extending partnerships, testing bold ideas, and implementing new programs.

 

Benefits:

  • Tailored opportunities and experiences based on your interests.

To learn more about the Fountain Circle and how you can support the Boston Public Library Fund, please contact Paula Sakey, Executive Director at psakey@bplfund.org.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

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