Library Foundation

The Hanson Public Library Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation designed to operate exclusively for the benefit of the Hanson Public Library.

The goal of the Hanson Public Library Foundation is to help the Hanson Public Library reach a higher standard of excellence by supplementing funds received from public sources with private financial support.

2017 Foundation Events:

Author Talk : Ted Reinstein- Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds, Thursday,January 5th, 7:00 p.m.

Foundation Annual Meeting- Tuesday February 7th, 6:30 p.m.

Author Talk : Stephen Puleo – American Treasures: the Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address, Sunday, February 12th, 3:00 p.m.

Irish Step Dancers – Sunday, March 5th , 3:00 p.m.

Beer Tasting  Dinner, third Annual – Meadow Brook Restaurant- Friday March 10th, 7:00 p.m.

Author Talk: Dawn Tripp – Georgia: a Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe, Sunday April 9th, 3:00 p.m.

Jazz in the Library : Boxwood Saxophone Quartet , Friday April 28th, 7 – 9:00 p.m.

Author Talk : Mary Waters-Sayer- The Blue Bath, a novel,  Friday, May 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Sixth Annual Trivia Night- Camp Kiwanee- Tuesday July 25th, 7:30 p.m.

Family Skate Time- Carousel Family Fun Center-  Thursday August 17th, 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Dish Garden Workshop – presented by Seoane Landscape and Design Center of Abington ; Tuesday September 19th, 7.00 p.m.

Author Talk : Jerry Thornton – From Darkness to Dynasty: the First 40 Years of the New England Patriots  Friday , October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Twelfth Annual Open House- Saturday November 18th, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Further details available at the library, online at, and in the newspaper.



  • Encourage, receive, solicit, accept, hold, administer, and invest gifts, grants, endowments, and bequests for the benefit of the library.
  • Expand public support, understanding, and use of the library.
  • Increase and improve the resources of the Hanson Public Library.
  • Supplement, augment, and complement the basic library programs by providing new opportunities that would only be available through private resources.
  • Sponsor literary, cultural, musical, and artistic programs and secure materials of cultural value for the library.


  • Fund capital projects that would benefit the library. Such projects might include library construction and building renovations.
  • Create a general endowment fund.
  • Sponsor musical, artistic, cultural, and educational programs.
  • Secure cultural enrichment programs for the library.
  • Promote literacy and lifelong learning.


  • Any individual, association, organization, partnership, or corporation interested in the purposes of the Foundation will become a member upon payment of dues.
  • Donors attain lifetime membership once their cumulative contribution level reaches $5000.