Fund Our Library

June 16, 2017

The Curley K-8 Library will re-open next fall!


We are almost at our $70,000 fundraising goal!

A friend and neighbor of the Curley School has offered to match — dollar for dollar — your donations up to $10,000 for our new library!

We can raise $20,000 with this exceptional gift and fully fund the library campaign this summer.

Your tax deductible donation will go toward the restoration of library services for the 1,000 students at the Curley K-8 School, including:
-new books
-new computers for students
-a fresh coat of paint, furniture, carpet and other improvements to make the library an inviting and exciting place for students!

Matching donations can be made via PayPal, or mail a check made out to:

Friends of the Curley K-8 School
40 Pershing Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Thank you to Principal Grassa for her leadership, and to everyone in the Curley K-8 community who has contributed to the Library & Technology Fundraising Campaign.
Active work in the library is shutting down for the summer, as the school will be under construction until school resumes in September.

Until then, please let us know if you would like to join the Library Committee. There are also opportunities for direct service in the library. We need help with assembling furniture, painting, and organizing and cataloging books. There are opportunities for one day projects, and ongoing work throughout the 2017-18 school year. Email parent Pam Yosca at email and indicate if your availability allows you to be trained for regular work, or if you’d like to join a one day work crew.

Library Committee meetings will resume late summer/September.

Another way to contribute to our fundraising campaign:

In true Curley Cares spirit, our neighbor, Morrison’s Auto-Rite at 457 Centre Street, is offering car maintenance services for FREE with a small donation to the Curley Library.

Bring a check or money order to Morrison’s Auto-Rite made out to the Friend's of the Curley Fund for $95 and Morrison’s Auto-Rite will provide you with free care maintenance services valued at $295! All for $95, and a chance to help bring back the Curley Library.

You must bring the check in the amount of $95, made out to Friends of the Curley Library Fund, in person to Morrison’s Autorite to be eligible for these services! No credit cards, please. For complete details: Morrisons flyer

More information about the Curley Library Committee, and Boston Public Schools Library and Media Services.

Our proposed budget for the library is:

-$25,000 for technology, including secure Chromebook carts, library computers, and other library technology
-$25,000 for renovations, including room updates and furnishings
-$20,000 for books and cataloging

The new library will serve all grades in what was formerly the upper school library, a beautiful room with wooden bookshelves built in 1932. Our vision for a new, modern library includes electronic resources and the appropriate technology to support online research. Print books will continue to be the core of the library, and the collection will reflect both the school’s curriculum, and the personal reading interests of our students. All materials will be cataloged in an online library automation system.

More information about the Curley K-8 Library Fundraising campaign, please read our kickoff letter and press release:
English Library & Technology Campaign letter
Spanish Library & Technology Campaign letter
Curley K-8 Library Press Release

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