“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
—Logan Pearsall Smith
Friends of the Hastings Public Library
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Amy Hafer, Library Director
Friends sponsored events
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Friends periodically hosts authors and poets who read from their works or give special presentations.
The annual book sale occurs the second weekend in July each year. The Friends annual meeting occurs each spring.
Friends' goal is to support the library by keeping all good used books circulating. You can help Friends by donating books, audio books, audiocassettes, videocassettes, DVDs, CDs, magazines and jigsaw puzzles.
Friends gratefully accepts all fiction and non-fiction that is in good condition, not moldy, dirty or musty. Our dedicated volunteers check and sort all items and strive to maintain our reputation for running a well-organized sale with thousands of clean, used books.
Bring your donations to the library, 517 W. 4th Street, Hastings. If unable to transport them yourself, please call (402) 461-2346 to arrange for pick-up. Donations are accepted year-round.
Donations to Friends, a division of the Hastings Library Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are allowed by the IRS as a tax deduction at "fair market values." Upon request, Friends can provide a receipt for donations to serve as a record for tax deduction purposes.
Organized in 1984, Friends of Hastings Public Library is a non-profit organization with a commitment to help the library through advocacy, fundraising and volunteerism. Friends organization is approximately 350 members. New members always are welcome.
Friends support the library Friends support the library through advocacy, fundraising and volunteerism.
Fundraising is accomplished through collection of dues and the annual book sale. Friends volunteers give their time to perform needed jobs in the library. They shelve magazines, sort books for the book sale, mend books, shelf-read (search the shelves for missing and misplaced books), create displays and work on special projects in cataloging. Friends members also host receptions for programs and social events.
Members of the Friends of the Hastings Public Library are committed to helping the library, through advocacy, fundraising and volunteerism, to meet the needs and expectations of the people it serves by supplementing the basic services and programs provided by the library budget. (Adopted 4/1997)
- David Bierman, Treasurer
- Tyson Havranek
- Deb Sharrick, President
- Karen Schwoerer
- Kimmie Vogt, Secretary
- Julie Zoucha, Vice President