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Library patronsMore than 5,000 people make use of Hennepin County Library resources every day. With the generous support of our corporate and foundation partners, the Friends of HCL provides support to our libraries for capital projects, collections purchases, literacy initiatives, and cultural programs that bring new patrons into our libraries and foster the free exchange of ideas. Your gift would enable us to fulfill our united priorities in the coming year including:

  • Sponsor Homework Hub tutors and programs at 13 community libraries to provide after-school assistance to K-12 students.
  • Raise funds for new books and other materials to ensure that when library doors are open the shelves are stocked with current materials that are responsive to the neighborhood the library serves.
  • Provide multilingual outreach programs to immigrant communities encouraging economic self-sufficiency and civic participation through an adult literacy center based in the Franklin Community Library; Library Links, a multilingual outreach program to immigrant communities; Conversation Circles; and more.
  • Keep children reading all summer long overcoming “summer reading loss,” with programs designed to keep children ages 10 and under reading all summer long and to keep them coming back to their libraries year-round.
  • Host exciting cultural programs such as Talk of the Stacks at the Minneapolis Central Library; Childish Films series for children ages 3 and up and their families; and lecture series on globalization, living arts, architecture, history of the Minneapolis music scene, to name a few.
  • Coordinate and operate the book stores, staffed by community volunteers; the proceeds from used books, materials, and merchandise benefit the library system.

We hope that you feel, as we do, that the work we’ve done together has set a high standard for an energized support organization to help ensure the delivery of the highest quality library services to all residents.

To learn how you can support the work of the Friends of HCL and the Hennepin County Library, or to learn about sponsoring one of our programs, please contact our Executive Director Brian Herstig at 612-543-8105 or bherstig@hclib.org .

Thank you Foundation and Corporate Supporters

Donations received between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011


$20,000 – $49,999
The McKnight Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank

$10,000 – $19,999
Target Community Relations
Xcel Energy Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Abbot Downing
Anonymous Gifts
The Baker Foundation
Brooklyn Center School District
Dorsey and Whitney, LLP
Eden Prairie Noon Rotary
Eunice L. Dwan Trust
McLaughlin Gormley King Co.
Carl and Eloise Pohlad FamilyFoundation
Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Anime Twin Cities, Inc.
Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation

$1,000 – $2,499
Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Hognander Foundation
Jewish Federation of Omaha
Emil and Mildred Larson Library Trust
Lerner Foundation
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
Messerli & Kramer
The Nash Foundation
Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation
Sit Investments Associates, Inc.

Under $1,000
3 Tiers
AARP – Minnehaha Falls Chapter 1697
Accredited Investors, Inc.
American Association of University Women
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Association of Professional Piano Instructors
Better World Books
Bob’s Barbershop
Boulevard Gardens Resident Association
Brand Connections
Bremer Bank
Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN
Christ English Lutheran Church
Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.
Curves of Nokomis
Eastside Food Co-op
Falafel King
Girl Scouts of MN and WI River
Valleys, Troop 10059
Hot Flash the Movie, LLC
Incredible, Inc.
Indianhead Federated Library System
Kummet Larson Bluth & Company, P.A.
La Gran Colombia, Inc
Laughing Waters Studio
Leonard, Street and Deinard Foundation
Nilan Johnson Lewis, PA
Nokomis Yoga, LLC
Oxendale’s Market
Padilla Speer Beardsley
Prime Timers – MSP Chapter
RBC Wealth Management
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Rudolph W. and Gladys Miller Medical Research Foundation
Scherer Brothers Lumber Company
Seasonal Specialties LLC
The Spiller L’Chaim Fund
Charles B. Sweatt Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Travel One, Inc.
Unity Intergroup
Whitney Foundation
Windom Park Citizens in Action

Matching Gifts
Ameriprise Financial
BAE Systems
Best Buy PAC
Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Dougherty Financial Group LLC
General Mills Foundation
Global Impact
IBM Corporation
Pfizer Foundation
Quaker Hill Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
TCF Foundation Matching Gift Program
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Toro Foundation
U.S. Bancorp Foundation

A/B Geist
Around Town Agency
Crash and Sue’s
Gabriel deGrood Bendt
Hennepin County Library
Jagged Edge
Lerner Publishing Group
Marquette Hotel
Minnesota Public Radio
Mintàhoe Hospitality Group
Minnesota Parent
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Norton Stillman/Nodin Press
Renaissance, The Depot Hotel – Mpls
Weston Woods Studio
Whole Foods Market

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