Open Doors

BHPL Open Doors logo. Image of doorway in blues and red with text that says Open Doors, Blue Hill Public Library Endowment Fund

After three years of outreach and fundraising, BHPL expands its reach and invites the community to participate in the public phase of its endowment campaign, Open Doors.

Open Doors extends community support for BHPL by increasing the number of library supporters who make gifts that ultimately secure the library’s financial future.

Join us for a season of celebrating BHPL’s future

Running through the end of September, we are hosting a series of projects designed to connect and engage the community.


Chip-In at Tradewinds and support the Blue Hill Public Library

Click or tap the image to request your donor acknowledgment. Illustration by Bruce Stahnke.

Participate July 1 – August 15 at Tradewinds Marketplace in Blue Hill

Tradewinds is generously matching up to $25,000 of customer donations towards our endowment fund.

It’s easy to participate! Add a donation to your total at checkout or bring a donation to their customer service desk.

Checks are also welcome. Make them payable to Tradewinds with “Endowment” in the memo.

Customers may donate up to $500 per person/day.

Did you CHIP-IN? Register that donation here!


Enjoy interactive art on the grounds of BHPL, late-May – September 30.

Explore the installation. It’s open 24/7!

Take pictures and share when you tag us! We’re @bluehilllibrary on Facebook and Instagram and we follow #bhplopendoors.

Are you inspired to create a Doorway? Learn more here.


DEAR BHPL: Postcards from the Community, mid-July to September 30.

If you could send a postcard to BHPL, what would you say? DEAR BHPL invites the community to reflect on and share messages with an institution poised to endure well into our future.

  • If you received a mailing from us, complete and return the postcard. Postage is included!
  • If you picked up a postcard at BHPL, drop it at our collection station or mail it pack with a postcard stamp.
  • If you prefer going paperless, create and send a digital postcard.

Postcards are welcome through September 30. Submissions will be part of a future display at BHPL.

Watch this space, @Blue Hill Library (our weekly newsletter), and social media as details unfold.

Our successes so far…

  • Pledges and gifts of $1.3M
  • Ruth Slaven Teen Services Librarian
  • Robert K. & Linda B. Slaven Lecture Series
  • Friends of the Library pledge of $30K
  • Tradewinds Marketplace pledge of $25K
  • Other large named gifts

Why support the Endowment?

As a leading institution in the community, an endowment allows BHPL to be exponentially more flexible and adaptable as we meet the demands of a growing peninsula, the pace of innovation, and an ever more connected world.

Your support of the endowment campaign ensures that the library maintains its outstanding level of service to the community for decades to come. Join us this season in celebrating the library’s future and sharing your commitment and desire for the library to continue as a treasured resource for our neighborhood and the entire Blue Hill peninsula.


Make a donation to the Endowment Fund

Learn about Naming Opportunities

Contact us with questions or to schedule a conversation about making a gift