Hartford Public Library is the recipient of $167,000 from the State of Connecticut as part of an initiative to help state libraries weather the COVID-19 crisis.
“We are grateful for the financial support from Governor Lamont and his administration. This will help us continue to create a safe environment for our customers and our staff. We are always looking for ways to extend our mission to serve the people of Hartford. This funding will help us continue on that path,” said Bridget Quinn-Carey, HPL’s president and CEO.
Quinn-Carey said the library will use the resources to purchase PPE, cleaning supplies and equipment to increase capacity for providing outreach and offsite services. HPL will also retrofit space at the Downtown Library to be better able to safely serve people on-site.