Library Leadership Circle

Invest in Your Library

Your Library Leadership Circle support ensures that Hennepin County Library remains one of the premier public library systems continuously innovating to serve 1.2 million residents through 41 vibrant, resource-rich locations.

Library Leadership Circle support provides critical funding for key library programs and initiatives that expand early learning, increase literacy, empower teens, engage our seniors … and so much more.

Become a member

Your contribution of $1,000 or more will...

spread the profound benefits of lifelong learning by keeping our library moving boldly forward through these challenging times. Your investment will be invested strategically to support the library’s highest priorities throughout 2024. 

Empower Your Library. Enjoy the Benefits.

Beyond the power of making a true difference, Library Leadership Circle donors receive the following appreciation benefits:

Patron: $1,000 – $2,499

Patrons enjoy the following benefits:

  • Reserved seating and invitation to the annual Author Lust Luncheon and private author receptions for Talk of the Stacks events 
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • 10% discount at a wide variety of local bookstores 

Leader: $2,500 – $4,999

Leaders enjoy all Patron benefits PLUS:

  • Priority ticketing for Pen Pals author series 
  • Recognition as a leadership contributor in publications

Pillar: $5,000 – $9,999

Pillars enjoy all Leader benefits PLUS:

  • Private curated tour of the Library’s James K. Hosmer Special Collections for you and guests

Champion: $10,000 and more

Champions enjoy all Leader benefits PLUS:

  • A custom library experience suited to your interests
Learn more

Learn more about the Library Leadership Circle

Contact Kristi Pearson, Executive Director and CEO, at or (612) 543-8105 to learn more about the Library Leadership Circle or discuss other ways to invest in your library.

EMAIL Kristi

We promise to manage your library investment with care and integrity.