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The Hubbard Free Library’s 2023-2024 Annual Fund Campaign begins this September.  The Annual Fund is our single most important source of operating funds; the money you give enables the Hubbard to provide books, staff, technology, programs, heat, light, snow shoveling, lawn mowing, etc.

Every contribution, in any amount, helps keep the Hubbard thriving and open five days and twenty-five hours every week.  Contributors are determined to keep the Hubbard open and thriving.  Our Annual Fund goal this year is $45,000, about five percent more than was raised last year and in tune with the increase in our operating costs

Demand for the Hubbard’s offerings is growing. On average 2,500 people, young and old, locals and people from away come to the library each month looking for information, knowledge, technology, history, architecture, book groups, and adult and children’s programming and to share in a sense of community and common purpose.

If you contributed last year, please do so again this year.  If this is your first time or you are thinking of donating after a lapse, become part of the group of people who help make Hallowell the special place it is.  Please join with your friends and neighbors to contribute generously to the Hubbard’s 2023-2024 Annual Fund Campaign.  Your support has been and will be most appreciated.

To donate you can send a check, set up a recurring monthly contribution, donate via our web site, or use your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution to support the Hubbard with a Qualified Charitable Deduction and get a tax breakAnd, consider making the Hubbard a part of your estate plan.  For more information about QCD’s and gifts via your estate plan, contact Ken Young at

Thank you very much.

Ken Young

President, Board of Trustees

The Hubbard Free Library is an IRC 501 © (3) charitable corporation. Donations to the Hubbard Free Library are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this donation.

Other ways to help:


There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Hubbard, including, but not limited to: re-shelving books and other items, assisting at our weekly Children’s Hour – reading to children; helping with arts and crafts activities -, or serving as a computer guru. Stop by and see if there’s something you might like to do.

The Friends of Hubbard Free Library

The Friends of the Hubbard Free Library sponsor both adult and children’s programming throughout the year. Annual membership fees, as well as fund-raising events such as books sales and raffles, make a wide variety of programs possible. The group has also supported the library in other ways in the past: providing a new sign for out front, a refrigerator, two computers, an adjustable crafts table for the Children’s Room, as well as Leo the Library Lion (the kids love him). They provide refreshments for all events, prizes for our Summer Reading program, keep the library looking warm and welcoming with plants and other decorations, and take on various special projects from time to time. All are welcome to attend the meetings, the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon in the library. Bring a bag lunch, and help brainstorm ideas for programs and fund-raising events! If you are unable to attend meetings, consider at least becoming a member: Individual: $10, Family: $15, Business: $50, Lifetime $75 (per person). Checks should be made out to Friends of Hubbard Free Library.

Capital Campaign

Our capital campaign is winding down, but it’s not too late to contribute! While donations received thus far have enabled us to replace the 130-year-old slate roof, replace our ancient boiler with two excellent new ones (no more having to wear gloves in the library in the dead of winter!), and replace the noisy, defective heaters in the children’s room, much still remains to be done, including repairing the chimney, restoring our beautiful windows which, alas, are not as tight as they should be, and installing a handicapped-accessible restroom. Donations can be made by check or made electronically by clicking on the Donate Button above. All donations, no matter what the amount, are greatly appreciated.

Planned Giving

There are numerous methods of making charitable gifts, many while retaining income interest, with current tax deductions generated for remainder gifts. Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts, Remainder Unitrusts, Pooled Income Funds and Gift Annuities are some examples. For information on these and other possibilities please contact Ken Young, Board President.

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