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 www.hutchpl.org.

Memorials

book plate

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

Bequests

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 amazonsmile.com. Choose the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library as your charity, and Amazon.com 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 www.dillons.com/communityrewards for more information and to enroll.

Friends of the Library

About the Friends

Friends Brochure

Who are the Friends?

The Friends are all volunteers who find fulfillment in helping others through the library and by making lasting friendships with other Friends.

What we do:

The Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to advocate for and promote the interest and welfare of the Hutchinson Public Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset to the city of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Where does the money go?

The income generated by memberships, book sales and the Friendshop Book Store
is used to supplement the library’s budget by funding library special projects, programs and activities such as:

New Materials
Summer Reading
Programming
Technology/Databases
Author Visits
and MUCH More!

The Friendshop Book store

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

Patrons wishing to donate books to the Friends can drop items off anytime during library operating hours. Carts are placed inside the library’s garage for patrons to drop off items at their convenience.

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

Semi-annual Book Sales

March/October
Friends’ Members receive 50% off the total purchase! Membership applications and coupons are available in the Friendshop Book Store inside the library. Proceeds from these book sales help fund various library needs.

How can you help?

Buy books at the Friendshop Book Store
Donate your used books to the library
Become a member of the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library
Volunteer in the Friendshop Book Store or help out with the book sales
Include the Hutchinson Public Library when planning your estate
Larger gifts are managed by the Hutchinson Community Foundation

Volunteer

Volunteer Help Needed for the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library

The Friends are all volunteers who find fulfillment in helping others through the library and by making lasting friendships with other Friends. Friends advocate for and promote the interest and welfare of the Hutchinson Public Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset to the city of Hutchinson, Kansas. If you are interested in volunteering for the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library, please stop by the Friendshop Book Store inside the library or visit www.hutchpl.org.

Typically volunteers work in the Friendshop book store selling books. Other opportunities include sorting books, preparing them for sale, setting up, working, and tearing down periodic big book sales. Still more opportunities are available in helping to guide the Friends organization by serving on their board of directors.

Membership

A Friends membership is an annual contribution that supports high-quality programs and services at our library.

Benefits:
Friends receive 10% discount on all purchases in the Friendshop Book Store
Friends receive 50% off all purchases at the semi-annual book sale
Friends receive invitations to all sales and other events
Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library know they are helping our local library, Hutchinson, and Reno County explore, discover and connect!