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Funded Library Projects/ Events

Each year, the Friends fund over $50,000 in library programming, in addition to ongoing yearly initiatives and special projects throughout the year.  Below are just a few of the highlights of our funded events at the Boca Raton Public Library.

Storywalks in Boca Raton

NEW Storywalk and Little Free Libraries
March 2023

A new Storywalk at Patch Reef Park and three new Little Free Libraries funded by the Friends open in Boca Raton.

Butterfly garden planting at Pondhawk

Butterfly Garden planting
February 2023

The Friends team up with the Boca Raton Public Library and Palm Beach County to spend a day refreshing the Butterfly Garden at Pondhawk Natural Area with new plants funded by the Friends.

Little Free Libraries

Boca Raton Public Library announces installation of Little Free Libraries
April 2022

The Friends provide funding and books for the Little Free Libraries installed by the library in Golden Fig Park, Boca Isles Park and Sand Pine Park. 


Boca Raton Public Library Introduces New ESOL Foundations I Course for Adults
March 2022

The Friends provide course materials for the library's new ESOL program.

Book Giveaway

Book Distributions at Boca Helping Hands
January 2022

The Friends provide books donated from their community bookstore to library book distribution initiatives.

Butterfly Garden at Pondhawk

Butterfly Garden at Pondhawk Natural Area
November 2021

The Friends help fun a new library special project!

Summer Reading 2021

2021 Annual Summer Reading Program
May 2021

The Friends provide funding, including t-shirts, totes and other prizes, for the library's 2021 summer reading program.

Storywalk at Serenoa Glade Preserve
Storywalk at Serenoa Glade Preserve
February 2021

The Friends provide funding for a second Storywalk project in Boca Raton's George Snow Park.

StoryWalk at Pondhawk

July 22, 2020

Friends Board members Cyndi Bloom, Susan Sosin and Tracy Wasserman celebrate the opening of StoryWalk at the Pondhawk Natural Area, made possible in part with funding by the Friends.

"Universe of Stories" - 2019 Summer Reading Kick-off Party

June 08, 2019

Each year the Friends help fund the library's summer reading program, including the kick-off party!

View video highlights of the annual Family Book Brunch at the library funded by the Friends!

Summer reading is coming to the BRPL

June 02, 2018

Our library will rock this summer with a new line-up of summer reading programming funded by the Friends, this year with a sponsorship by Boyd, Richards, Parker & Colonnelli, PL, and a grant from the Junior League of Boca Raton, our community partners! Enroll now and join the kick-off party on Saturday, June 9th from 10 am-12 pm at the Spanish River Library for fun family activities!

Children's Author, Bob Shea, comes to BRPL!

May 19, 2018

Children's book author and illustrator, Bob Shea, visited the Boca Raton Public Library on May 19th for a talk and book signing with community families, courtesy of the Friends!  The Friends were proud to sponsor this event as part of the library's early literacy initiative program.

Graduation Ceremony for 1000 Books Early Literacy Program

May 11, 2018

The library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program celebrated its 2nd year graduates in a May 11, 2018 ceremony funded by the Friends.  Friends President, Cyndi Bloom; Boca Raton City Councilwoman, Monica Mayotte; and  Library Advisory Board chairwoman, Renee McCabe Johnson, attended the ceremony.

Family Book Brunch

March 03, 2018

Shout out to library staff, Lindy Harvey, Amanda Liebl, Kat Green, Madeleine Silver, Amanda Amor and Terry Rockett, for putting together the library's 1st Annual Family Book Club Brunch!  Funded by the Friends in the past as the annual Mother Daughter tea, participants in this event, now for families, received a copy of "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, and engaged in a book discussion, fun activities and brunch, at the library.

Teen Tech Week 2018

March 04, 2018

The Friends are proud to once again fund Teen Tech Week, a nationwide initiative to encourage teens to take advantage of the digital tools offered through the library to become content creators.  Max LaMura of BRPL's Program Services led the way again this year, with classes on working with drones, and programming Sphero robots during Teen Tech Week 2018 (March 4-10).

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