HPLF to Provide $10,000 to Launch a “Library of Things”
Since its inception ten years ago, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation has contributed $1 million toward the cost of the Library renovation and expansion. In honor of its 10-year anniversary of supporting our Library, the Foundation is committing $10,000 to launch a “Library of Things” at Hopkinton Public Library.
Wildly popular at libraries across the nation, a “Library of Things” expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials to include physical items such as technology, instruments, equipment, games and other objects for loan to the community. A natural expansion of the Library’s existing lending model, this new collection will offer patrons the opportunity to explore, play and learn from the “Library of Things” catalogue or to try items before you buy them.
By funding a “Library of Things,” Hopkinton Public Library Foundation aims to provide the physical tools needed to support lifelong learning and creativity, and provide new ways for kids and adults to interact and explore. As such, the collection will greatly enhance the Library’s mission to “inspire exploration, discovery and engagement” in our community.
Library staff are eagerly planning the initial offerings available in our “Library of Things.” If you have an idea for an item to include in this new collection, please reach out to Interim Library Director Jessi McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or keep any eye out for a community survey about the “Library of Things.”