About

As Hennepin County Library’s fundraising partner, Friends of the Hennepin County Library (HCL) is an active community of 8,000 supporters whose mission is to build awareness, appreciation and support for our world-class library. Friends of HCL raises resources for vital programs such as Teen Tech Squad and Homework Help, as well as initiatives like engaging readers of all ages and expanding early learning environments. Together, Hennepin County Library and Friends of HCL envision a library system that ensures every person has the opportunity and resources to read, engage, graduate, work, and learn.

Friends of the Hennepin County Library offers our thriving community the opportunity to engage with great stories and storytellers through Pen Pals - the highly-regarded and longest-running author lecture series in the Twin Cities – and Talk of the Stacks - a free thought-provoking series exploring contemporary literature and culture.

Mom, baby, and librarian looking at a book