How to Volunteer

All volunteer work is temporarily suspended until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  If you would like to know when opportunities are available, please sign up for news from the library at


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Memorial Contributions

The library maintains several shelves of new books that would make wonderful tributes to a loved one or friend who has passed away.  Memorial contributions to the Library can be used to purchase these books for the collection.

Book plates acknowledging the memorial are placed in each book and the family of the deceased is notified of the donation.

You may wish to donate a book to the library in honor of someone.  Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or in recognition of some outstanding service, this can be a delightful gift for that person in your life who “has everything”.

For more information, please call (620) 663-5441 ext. 114.

Other Giving

Library users owe a debt of gratitude to the many friends, neighbors, and businesses that support public library services and facilities by donating their volunteer time, money, books and materials to the Hutchinson Public Library.

We encourage you to join them. Donations will be gratefully received and are recognized as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.  Please consult with your tax advisor for details.

The Hutchinson Public Library welcomes any of the following:

Donations of used books and other materials

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Donations of used books and other materials is halted until further notice.  Please hang on to these donations if you can, as we will be glad to accept them when the mitigation period is over. There will be a time when the Friends of the Library will be able to receive them again.

Cash Donations

Undesignated gifts are added to the HPL’s general trust.  Designated gifts may be set up within the library’s general trust to provide ongoing support for a subject or an activity of your choosing.   Please contact the Library Director or the Business Manager for more details at (620) 663-5441 ext. 114


Designating the Library in your will is a wonderful way to leave a lasting gift to our community.  Major bequests and memorial contributions have helped finance library construction, expansion, and renovation projects as well as to support collections and provide services.  A major bequest can also support programs, strengthen collections, and provide for service beyond the means normally available to the Hutchinson Public Library. If you are interested in more information about this topic, please contact your legal counsel, the Hutchinson Community Foundation, or the Library Director at (620) 663-5441 ext. 110

Amazon Smile

If you are making purchases on Amazon, be sure to make them through Choose the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library as your charity, and will give a portion of your purchase to the library! 

Dillons Community Rewards

Choose Hutchinson Public Library to receive Dillons Community Rewards on your Dillons card.  Dillons will give a portion of your purchase to the library.  Visit for more information and to enroll.

Friends of the Library

About the Friends

The Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library is a non-profit organization committed to providing financial and volunteer support to the library.

Friends sponsor events such as author visits, exhibitions, and special sales.

Funds taken in at the Friendshop are used to promote the library and its programs.


Friends operate the Friendshop Book Store located just inside the library’s Main Street entrance. The Shop is stocked by patron donations and the public library’s discards.

The Friendshop Book Store is temporarily closed, and book sales are also suspended until further notice.


All volunteer work through the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library is currently suspended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


We would love to extend a Friends membership to you, but cannot at this time. 

If you’d like to be notified of when these services re-open, please sign up for news from the library at