The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library
Friends of the Highland Park Public Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the Library. By becoming a Friend of the Library you can help support your Library, our community’s valued forum for enrichment, engagement, and lifelong learning.
The Friends of the Highland Park Public Library was established in 1988 to help support the Library. With contributions from community members throughout the years, we have been able to fund programs, services, items, and new technology above and beyond the Library’s budget.
In recent years, the Friends of the Highland Park Public Library have helped support:
Literary and cultural programming
Funding book and film discussions, theatrical programs, exhibits, and concerts has been a cornerstone of the Friends’ support. Such support has enabled the Library to offer programs that enrich, enlighten, inform, and entertain the community.
Special furnishings and equipment for the Library
With a recent gift, the Friends provided a mobile technology unit for the Youth Department’s new middle school and activity rooms. The new equipment will be used for everything from incorporating technology into storytime sessions and other programming to movie showings, virtual author visits, and gaming events.
Thanks to the Friends, the Youth Department now features a special computer that supports early literacy skills for young children. To further support literacy, the Friends of the Library also funded iPads that feature early literacy games for parents to use in the Library with their children.
With your support the Friends can continue to enhance the Library for you, your family, your neighbors, and our community.