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 hansonlibrary.org, 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.
USES OF FOUNDATION FUNDS:
- 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.