Pen Pal Program

Calling all letter-writers!

The Pen Pal Program is back! Sign up to be matched with a pen pal to write about favorite books, discuss hobbies, and create a friendship even if you can’t see each other in person.

Fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page by May 23, 2021 and we will match you with a pen pal. We’ll even give you a free Pen Pal Kit (while supplies last) with cards, envelopes, ideas for what to write in your letter, and more! Please commit to sending your pen pal at least 3 letters by the end of August 2021.

This program is open to anyone age 7 and up, including teens and adults of all ages. (Younger children may participate as part of a family.) It is generously funded by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and the Beech Street Center/Belmont Council on Aging

Seniors can contact Dana Leavitt at the Beech Street Center at [email protected] or 617-993-2977.
Adults, contact Amy Loustau, Community Outreach Librarian, at [email protected] or 617-993-2896. 
Teens, get in touch with Teen Librarian Hannah Lee at [email protected] or 617-993-2873 with questions or to find out how you can count this towards your community service credit. 
Children and parents, contact Deborah Borsuk, Children’s Librarian, at [email protected] or 617-993-2880.

How it works:
Step 1 (May 3-23): Sign up on the form below or with Dana at Beech Street by Sunday, May 23.
Step 2 (May 24-28): The library will email you information about your pen pal and how to get your letter to them, as well as how to pick up your kit. 
Step 3 (June 1-5): Program launches! (Pick up your kit this week if you’ve requested one.)
Step 4 (June 1-August 31): Send at least 3 letters to your pen pal.
Step 5 (August 27-31): Tell us your feedback!

Register here:

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