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Pen Pal Program

A pink envelope on a light pink background with text reading "Be a pen pal!"
A teal envelope with a letter sticking out saying Pen Pal Program and the Teen Belmont Public Library Logo. Text on the envelope reads Get Matched! Register by August 31st.
A blue bird carries a letter between an owl and a fox. Text reads Pen Pal Program for ages 7 and up.

Calling all letter-writers!
The Belmont Public Library and the Beech Street Center/Council on Aging are excited to share a new (old) way to connect: writing to a pen pal! You and your pen pal can write about favorite books, discuss hobbies, and create a friendship even if you can’t see each other in person.

Fill out the form below by Monday, August 31, and we will match you with a pen pal in town. We’ll even give you a free Pen Pal Kit with cards, envelopes, ideas for what to write in your letter, and more fun surprises! Be prepared to commit to sending your pen pal at least 3 letters by the end of December 2020.

This program is open to anyone age 7 and up, including teens and adults of all ages. It is generously funded by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and the Beech Street Center/Belmont Council on Aging

Questions? 
Seniors can contact Dana Leavitt at the Beech Street Center at [email protected] or 617-993-2977.
Adults, contact Corinne Coveney, 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 Children’s Librarian Amy Loustau at [email protected] or 617-993-2880.

How it works:
Step 1 (August 24-31): Sign up on the form below by Monday, August 31. REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. If you would like to participate in the future, stay tuned for more opportunities!

Step 2 (August 31-September 4): 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 (September 8-11): Program launches! (Pick up your kit if you’ve requested one.)

Step 4 (September 8-December 28): Send at least 3 letters to your pen pal.

Step 5 (December 28-31): Tell us your feedback on this new program! Stay tuned for details about a celebration and feedback form!

Register to be a pen pal!

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