Friends of the Library


friends of libraryThe Friends of the Hampton Public Library is a support organization whose members offer their time, skills and financial support to the Hampton Public Library in a variety of ways. A few of those are listed below:

  • Financial support for children’s programs, equipment and furniture
  • Library advocacy
  • Sponsorship of the library’s rental collection
  • The Internet Demonstration Program
  • Volunteer services

You can donate new and gently used books, books on CD, and DVDs to the Friends year-round. Drop off your tax-deductible donation at any branch of the Hampton Public Library. If your donation is larger than two boxes, please bring it to the Main Library.


Some of our activities include:

  • Best of Friends Gift Shop in Main Library lobby (staffed by members of the Friends of the Hampton Public Library)
  • Friendly Footnotes, a quarterly newsletter featuring:
    • Calendar of Events
    • New book list
    • News from the library director
  • Semi-annual used book sales in spring and fall


To become a Friend:

  • Call Neva White, (757) 727-1154
  • Pay the Annual Dues:
  • $10 Individual
  • $25 Family
  • $50 Patron and Civic
  • $75 Corporate
  • $100 Life, over $100 Angel


Some of the benefits are:

  • 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases of $10 or more
  • Subscription to Friendly Footnotes newsletter
  • Invitation to Preview Parties before each book sale
  • A warm, satisfied feeling for having helped your library and community

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