Fund Our Library

Update: January 7, 2017

The Curley K8’s two libraries closed in 2012. We hope to reopen one, central library serving our entire community for the 2017-18 school year. Would you like to help us meet this goal? The Curley Library Committee asks you to please consider:

Joining us: we need help with assembling furniture, painting, and organizing and cataloging books. There are opportunities for one day projects, and ongoing work throughout the rest of this school year. Please email curleyk8library@gmail.com and let us know which type of work you are interested in, and the best way to contact you.

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

Donating. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $70,000 with a tax deductible donation. Our proposed budget for the library is:

-$25,000 for technology, including secure Chromebook carts, library computers, a scanner, 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.

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Donations can be made securely via Paypal, or by mail to:
Curley K-8 School SPC
40 Pershing Rd
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Attn: Curley SPC Library

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Curley.

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