Friends of the Library

Purpose

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.

Activities

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

Membership

To become a Friend:

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

Benefits

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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