BPL to Host Budget Roundtables in January, March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                         PRESS CONTACT: BPL Communications OfficeJanuary 14, 2011                                            617.859.2319, news@bpl.org

Boston Public Library to Host Budget Roundtables First round in January, Second round in March

BOSTON — January 14, 2011 – This month, the Boston Public Library will host two budget roundtables that will provide a budget overview to interested community members and will cover topics such as FY12 revenue assumptions, library trust funds, capital budgeting, and the budget planning timeline. The Boston Public Library’s Chief Financial Officer, Sean P. Nelson, will lead the roundtables and will share online resources and relevant articles for those interested in additional reading. The City of Boston and the Library’s Board of Trustees will also be represented at the gatherings. “Over the past few months, many community members expressed an interest in learning more about the Boston Public Library’s budget,” said Nelson. “These gatherings are designed to address that interest and provide an overview of the steps in our annual budget process.” The dates of the January roundtables are: ·        Tuesday, January 25: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room , 6:30pm – 7:30pm ·        Wednesday, January 26: Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren Street in Roxbury, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

There will be a second set of budget roundtables in March 2011. The dates and locations are: ·        Tuesday, March 15, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room, 6:30pm – 7:30pm ·        Wednesday, March 16, Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street in Dorchester, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

For more details on the library’s budget and finances, visit the Boston Public Library’s dedicated Budget & Finance page at www.bpl.org/budget.