Dear Members of the Greater Hampstead Community:
The events of the past year have proven immensely challenging for all of us. After months of virtual resourcing, on-line meetings, contactless pickup, the Staff and Trustees of the Hampstead Public Library appreciate more than ever the opportunity to gather once again as a community. We are thrilled to welcome back our patrons. We’ve missed you!
We are excited to resume our regularly scheduled in-person activities: story time for our children, family movie nights, monthly book group discussions, as well as our teen-oriented and senior-specific enrichment activities. We are also keenly aware that, as our community continues to grow and our activity roster expands— so does our need for additional safe, practical public meeting and event space.
After consulting with building contractors and town officials, the Hampstead Public Library Board of Trustees plans to build a 20 x 40 ft. shingle-roofed, pavilion (similar to Ordway Park) on the front lawn to facilitate outdoor programs and events. The proposed structure, as depicted in the rendering below, is wheelchair- accessible and equipped with electricity and wireless internet connection.
We need your help. The pavilion project will be funded entirely by grants and donations from community members like you.
To kick-off this massive fundraising effort, the Hampstead Public Library is asking the public to sponsor a commemorative brick to be incorporated into the finished walkway linking the new Pavilion to the parking lot. There are several levels of sponsorship: $75 for a 4x8 brick, $225 for an 8x8 brick, and $400 for a logo of your choice on an 8x8 brick.
Bricks can be purchased to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a birth or special event, publicize a business or highlight your club or organization. Inscribed with your personal message each brick purchased supports our ongoing mission to enrich present lives, encourage lifelong learning and prepare for our ever-changing future. To order a brick, please go to https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/hampstead/
If you'd prefer to pay by check, you can print this form and mail it to the library: 2021 Hampstead Brick Order Form.
As a vital community resource, The Hampstead Public Library continues to offer public access to new material and media, educational and entertaining programming, and technology assistance and training.
We encourage you to improve Library services by contributing to this outdoor expansion project. As always, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to working with you together, building for the future of the Town and the Library!
Rosemary Krol, Library Director
Natalie Gallo, Chairperson of Hampstead Library Board of Trustees