New BPL Website, Boston Reads One Million Minutes, Pride Month, and More
Books & Beyond from the Boston Public Library
New BPL Website Launches June 11
On Monday, June 11, the Boston Public Library will launch its new, mobile-friendly website. The user-focused website is optimized to ensure materials and resources are easily findable and includes FAQs on a variety of topics as well as a vibrant home page with refreshed and dynamic content, including blogs by library staff.
The website is available for public preview via bpl.bibliocms.com. Once you've explored the new site, we invite you to share your thoughts with a short survey.
BPL Celebrates Pride Month with "We Are Pride" Booklist and More
This June, celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with We Are Pride, a booklist featuring our favorite books for children, teens, and adults about the LGBTQ+ experience. Pick up a copy at a BPL location, or view the titles online.
Here at the BPL, Summer Reading isn't just for kids! Adults can get in on the reading action and even win prizes with BPL Bingo.
Fill out a Bingo Card (available online or at a BPL location in both English and Spanish) with what you read, did, or discovered this summer and drop your completed card off by closing time on Friday, September 7 at any BPL location, or post a photo of the card to Instagram or Twitter using the following handles and tags: @bplboston #BostonReads.
In honor of Pride Month, throughout June a number of BPL locations are hosting the Pineapple Project, an original play for children ages 3-8 about gender, creativity, and each child's freedom to be who they are.
This summer, keep a look out for our Bibliocycle as it rolls through Boston, bringing books to borrow, library card sign up, and more. And as an extra treat for kids, we're partnering with Candlewick Press at some events to feature a special selection of library books just for young readers!