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Read Your Way to Fenway

     What’s the coolest ticket in town this summer for success?  If you are between the ages of 5 and 17, head to your local Boston Public Library neighborhood branch between June 12 and July 21 and enter to win free tickets to watch the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park!

     Read three books, write one essay and Read Your Way to Fenway courtesy of the Boston Public Library Foundation, the Boston Red Sox and Bank of America.

     Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the owners of the Boston Red Sox, and four game prize winners will celebrate the eleventh annual Read Your Way to Fenway Day in an on-field ceremony Sunday, August 13th just before the Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles.

     The Red Sox and Bank of America generously sponsor the Boston Public Library Foundation’s Read Your Way to Fenway summer reading contest.  The Boston Public Library has 27 branch libraries across the City – which are Free to All.

     Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.  The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving more than 54 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, more than 16,700 ATMs an award-winning online banking with more than 19 million active users.  Bank of America is the No. 1 overall Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the United States and the No. 1 SBA lender to minority-owned small businesses.  The company serves clients in 175 countries and has relationships with 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 79 percent of the Global Fortune 500.  Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE; BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

     Formed in 1992, the Boston Public Libarary Foundation, a non-profit corporation led by a 60-member Board of Directors representing Boston’s business and community leaders, is charged with raising private funds to support the revitalization of the Boston Public Library and its 27 neighborhood branches.

     For more than 150 years, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America with revolutionary ideas and famous firsts.  Established in 1848, the BPL was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend a book, the first to have a branch library and the first to have a children’s room.  Today, the BPL boasts 27 neighborhood branches, free Internet access, two unique restaurants, and award-winning website www.bpl.org and an online store featuring reproductions of the BPL’s priceless photographs and artwork.  Each year, the BPL hosts nearly 5000 programs, answers more than one million reference questions and serves millions of people in its National Historic Landmark McKim Building in Copley Square.  All of its programs and exhibits are free and open to the public.  At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning!



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