Happy New Year!
2021 offers us a fresh start, and many reasons for hope. Over the next few months, as it is safe to do so, we will restore services and welcome more people back inside our buildings. We have missed seeing you, but are thankful we can serve you virtually and create new ways to connect.
At long last, the new Park Street Library will open in the summer of 2021. Decades of planning and advocacy led to the construction of a beautiful and welcoming new center for literacy, education, community, culture, history and civics.
We are also planning for a new library in North Hartford to replace our well-loved but much too small Barbour Branch Library. One opportunity that appears especially attractive is a new partnership with the Swift Factory that would enable us to more than triple the size of the current location and bring many more services and collections to the community.
In 2021 you will continue to see us offering online and in-person training and programming as well as enhanced digital and print collections.
Our mobile outreach has been so well received we are looking to add another vehicle and expand community-based services provided by the outreach team including programming, access to technology, materials and training services.
Thank you for your support of HPL through this most challenging year– here’s to a healthy and happy 2021 for us all.
President and CEO