The Friends of the Hopewell Public Library
The Friends of the Hopewell Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Hopewell Public Library. The Friends are dedicated to enhancing and promoting our local library as a valuable and vital community resource. Because the Hopewell Public Library receives limited public funds, it needs additional financial help from the community for purchases and programs beyond basic operating expenses.
The Borough pays the expenses related to the building itself plus all of the staff salaries, but the library is 100% dependent on voluntary contributions for all of the resources within the library. Nearly every book, CD, DVD, magazine, and newspaper inside the building is purchased with donations from the community.
The Friends also have helped the library purchase increased amounts of bandwith so the building is a place where visitors can effectively use the internet. This past year, we also funded the improvements to the library’s website.
We finance these projects through various fundraisers including our Annual Appeal mailing, the House and Garden tours, our popular Book and Bake Sale, and generous donations from the community. You can help the Hopewell Public Library grow by making a contribution online through PayPal (credit cards accepted), or by mail to The Friends of the Hopewell Public Library, 13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525.