Friends of the Library

Who We Are

The Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library is a public-spirited group of people interested in books, education, community, and the library.

Through volunteering and financial support, the Friends have made possible:

  • Programs for children, teens, adults, and families, including guest speakers and author visits
  • Prizes for Summer Reading Program
  • The distribution of inexpensive books, DVDs, and audiobooks to the community through daily sales of items at both Atlanta and Cicero Libraries as well as our summer annual sale at Atlanta Library during the New Earth Festival.
  • Annual photography contests (prizes awarded)
  • And much, much more….

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for members to become actively involved with the Friends.  Volunteering offers a rewarding way to support our activities and meet other people with similar interests.  Volunteer schedules are flexible.

As a Friend, you may help to:

  • Sort books for the book sales
  • Staff book sales
  • Help stock the daily sale items at Atlanta and Cicero Libraries
  • Help with special events
  • Working Friends of the Library booth as various community events
  • Decide how Friends money will be used to support the Hamilton North Public Library


Please feel free to stop in for the Friends of the Library meet monthly held the third Wednesday of each month.  Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and alternate between Cicero Library and Atlanta Library.  Here is our 2017 calendar:

3/15 Cicero

4/19 Atlanta

5/17 Cicero

6/21 Atlanta

7/19 Cicero

8/16 Atlanta

9/20 Atlanta

10/18 Cicero

11/15 Cicero

Join Partners & Friends of HNPL

If you would like to become a member of the Partners & Friends, you may drop off your $10 membership fee (cash or check) with the completed form below to the library, or by mail.

Get the Form Here 

Friends of the Library Bookstore

A primary activity of the  group is to raise money as a nonprofit organization.  The Friends of the Hamilton North Public Library is a 501(c)(3).  All memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Funds raised by the Friends, primarily through book sales, are used to supplement the library’s operating budget.  Sale items may be purchased at Atlanta and Cicero Libraries during regular business hours.  Merchandise  is regularly added to the sale shelves so check back frequently  for newer items.  Sale prices vary.  (Sometimes, without advance notice, prices are reduced.  This is another reason to visit the bookstore often!)

Learn More About the Bookstore


10 Reasons to Join!

  1. You know that a strong and vibrant public library is a valuable asset to our community.
  2. You believe that the public library has an important and unique role to play in the education and entertainment of community residents.
  3. Help the library fulfill its potential!
  4. Be part of the work, by stocking the partners and friends bookstore.
  5. Connect with neighbors in a meaningful way.

  6. Put your community connections to good work by obtaining corporate and commercial sponsorships.
  7. Help with fundraising by encouraginggifts,endowments, and bequests to the library.
  8. See your fundraising efforts turned into new programs and equipment for the library!
  9. Use your decorating skills to set up artwork and displays in the library.
  10. Meet new friends and have rich experiences with the Friends of the Library.


For More Information

For more information about the Friends, their Mission, and how you can become involved, call Friends President Emily Pearson at  317-370-2566!

Archive of Meeting Minutes