Friends of the Hennepin County Library

A nonprofit organization

Give to the Library You Love!

People need our library…especially now. With food, energy, housing, and healthcare costs rising, the library’s FREE resources are in high demand. The librarians are ready and eager to help—through the library's 41 locations, online resources, and efforts to include every single patron.

You can help readers of all ages find just the right library book for what they need now. You'll keep waiting lists shorter. And the collection isn't just books—it spans music, magazines, newspapers, databases, online classes, and more. All for free.

With a gift of any size, you'll become a member of Friends of the Hennepin County Library and provide critical support for library programs dedicated to youth development, workforce development, community outreach, and collections.

Your kindness will change lives every single day.

This year, Friends of the Hennepin County Library is working to contribute $2.3 million to the library. This is our highest goal ever. Will you help us achieve it? Please join us with a tax-deductible gift today!

Friends of the Hennepin County Library is the fundraising partner of Hennepin County Library with a mission to build awareness, appreciation, and support for our world-class library. Together, Friends of the Hennepin County Library and Hennepin County Library share a vision of a library that ensures every person has the opportunity and resources to read, engage, graduate, work, and learn.

As Friends, we build a library that is more than the sum of its books. When our community invests in our library, we invest in the knowledge, equity, and empowerment of all.

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Organization name

Friends of the Hennepin County Library

other names

Friends of HCL

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Arts & Culture Education Community


300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401



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