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Mission and Vision

Boys sharing books in the LibraryThe Friends of the Hennepin County Library is an active community of supporters for our Library, dedicated to opening doors and minds to new worlds. We raise critically needed funds for books, materials, programs and technology, and present the highly regarded Pen Pals and Talk of the Stacks author series as well as numerous free cultural programs.

Our Mission
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (Friends of HCL) enriches the resources and enhances the potential of the Hennepin County Library.

Our Vision
Our vision is to be the foremost library support organization in the nation, advancing the Hennepin County Library as a premier library system.

Our Values
Friends of HCL values:

  • Innovative and effective approaches to fulfilling its mission and vision
  • Inclusiveness and integrity in all of its activities
  • Prudent long-term stewardship of its resources

Our Activities
Friends of HCL fulfills its mission through the following:

  • Providing private support for Library collections and services
  • Increasing awareness of Library services and resources through compelling communications and cultural programming
  • Advocating for strong public support of the Library
  • Funding new and innovative Library programs

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | 612.543.8100 (Main line) | friends@hclib.org