Wow! I honestly wasn't sure this dream of preparing to run Boston would ever become a reality — but here I am!
I am so excited to be a part of the BPL's Marathon team for the 2020 Boston Marathon. This race will be my third marathon, and I'm excited to run one of the world's most famous courses in April.
I myself am an enthusiastic reader. Growing up, I would read the newest Harry Potter book in one day flat. When we would leave on family sailing trips, my parents would plan our stops around where in Coastal Maine we could find a book store (thanks, guys!). I try to read at least 24 books a year — a mix of serious books, history books, and of course the occasional beach read here and there.
But I'm lucky. Not every person, or every child, has the ability to read to their hearts' content. From escaping to the desert in Paulo Cohelo's "The Alchemist," to learning Olde English through Chaucer's 14th-century writings, to even the sugary-sweet narrative of a great Nicholas Sparks novel, there are books for everyone. BPL has been working towards making that a reality since 1848. Please join me in supporting them through the Boston Marathon!
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.