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What we do.

The Friends provides support and resources for Library programs such as the Summer Reading Program for children, ASPIRE after school programs, and cultural programming and activities for the entire community.

In 2014, the Friends donated more than $157,000 back to HPL branches and staff, including $65,000 for library-based programming, $82,000 for two specially equipped mobile Library vans to serve an additional 150,000 patrons each year, and $10,000 in scholarships for selected HPL staff pursuing Masters in Library Science degrees.

The Friends supports Library staff through scholarships for advanced degrees in Library Science, employee recognition programs, staff recruitment, and training and development.