Friends Give $5,000 to Benefit the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

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Fundraising for the Library received a boost from the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library just prior to the Library funding vote at the May 5 Town Meeting and the May 19 Town Election. With the Friends’ gift of $5,000, the amount raised by 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library is now $280,000. In recognition of their gift, the Staff Room in the new Library will be named for the Friends.

“The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library are thrilled to make this gift and to recognize the library staff for the incredible service they provide to the Town given the condition of the antique library building,” says Friends President Beth Mezitt. “The Friends look forward to the 2016 opening of a Hopkinton Public Library befitting our times, our Town and our population, and encourage others to support and give generously to the renovation and expansion of this essential community resource.”

“With the Friends’ generous gift, the Foundation has raised $280,000 in gifts and pledges since launching its 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library challenge in October,” says Laura Barry, Chair of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. “The Friends join over 140 individuals, families and local groups giving to this incredible community project – one which benefits every resident of Hopkinton, from infant to senior, as well as the Town as whole.”

About the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library

The Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library is a nonprofit, membership organization that generously supports the immediate needs of the Library through hands-on volunteerism and activities (used-book sales and apple crisp sale at PolyArts) to fund purchases such as media equipment, shelving, and museum passes.

About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response to date, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online at www.HPLFinc.org. For more information about 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library, please visit our website at www.HPLFinc.org and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HPLFpage.