2022 BPL Fund Summer Reading Splash

Oceans of Possibilities

Every year,  more than 2,000 young patrons join the Summer Reading program at the Boston Public Library (BPL) by logging online or visiting their local branch. Children and teens are encouraged to choose from librarian-curated reading lists and participate in hands-on activities that will encourage them to make connections between their books and the real world.

This year’s theme– Oceans of Possibilities— will have young readers taking part in workshops and events aimed at deepening their love of learning. Your gift will support dynamic programming across the BPL’s Central Location and its 25 branches, as well as free take-home materials such as craft kits and books to help build children’s at-home libraries.

Help make a splash and prevent the summer slide!

Make your gift by July 7 to stock our Libraries with craft kits and books that are free to all.

We're seeking...


114 Gifts of $250+

Support all initiatives within the Oceans of Possibilities program and be featured on our donor Splash Wall in the Children's Library at the Central Library in Copley Square.


44 gifts of $100

Sponsor take-home craft kits that will have children building their own boat and creating their own sea-creature!

Open Book

33 gifts of $65

Sponsor books to give away to youth patrons this summer & help build their at-home libraries.

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$35,000 Goal

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