Supporting the Friends

The Friends sponsor free performances and other activities for children and adults at the Hyde Park Branch Library throughout the year.  Supporting the Friends through membership helps fund events such as “The Magic Library” children’s show pictured here.

Become a member and receive notices of upcoming events and member discounts. Or, share your love of the library by giving a gift membership.  Click HERE for our printable membership/donation form to mail in with your check OR use the Paypal buttons below (Multiple year memberships are possible by changing the quantity desired for the dues level).  Businesses joining the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library as our Business Partner will be listed on our special Business Partners page.

Donations of all sizes are welcome and appreciated.   Besides our General fund for ongoing operations, the Friends have the following funds for specific purposes:

  • Craft Supplies for purchasing craft supplies used in weekly and special children’s activities in the Children’s Room – please note “Crafts” when donating;
  • Periodicals for magazine subscriptions for use by all branch library patrons – please note Magazine Title of interest when donating;
  • Refreshments for purchasing light refreshments and beverages made available at Friends-sponsored events at the branch library– please note “Refreshments” when donating;
  • HP Sesquicentennial for use by the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee (of which the Friends are a member) to produce programming for the 150th celebration of Hyde Park’s founding in 2018 — please note “HP Sesqui” when donating.

Click HERE for our printable membership/donation form to mail in your check OR use the Paypal button below to donate in $5 increments.

Show off your library pride in one of four colorful t-shirts featuring our library owl logo!  Please specify size when ordering.  A $5.00 charge will be added for shipping.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Member volunteers “make” our events. Share your time and experience by signing up to help at a book sale or other specific event, by being a guest blog writer, or by joining a Friends committee to plan events and fundraisers.

FEEDBACK Your comments are suggestions are welcome and needed to help the Friends focus our resources. Click HERE for our printable feedback form.

All information and comments submitted to the Hyde Park Friends on our feedback form are confidential and WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED to the public.

Thank you for your support!


Dues: Basic, $10
Dues: Patron, $15
Dues: Sponsor, $25
Dues: Business Partner, $25
Donation, in multiple of $5
T-Shirt: Black
T-Shirt: Red
T-Shirt: Blue
T-Shirt: Purple