Importance of Giving

Why is There a Need for Additional Funding?
The Library’s yearly budget is determined by an annual levy. The year-over-year increase is limited to 5% or annual CPI figures, whichever is less. In the current economy, for example, the levy is barely keeping up with current expenses. The additional funding provided by the HPLF helps keep collections current, contributes to the upgrades and enhancements seen throughout the Library and helps to support programming and services for all ages.