Our Mission

The Hercules Community Library Foundation is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to soliciting and managing contributions to supplement public funding with the goal of ensuring that the Hercules Public Library continues to provide outstanding free and convenient services for our community.

Our Vision

 For the community, we aspire to be a Library Foundation that is:

1.  Actively seeking and receiving viable and sustainable funding for the library

2.  Enhancing library services to meet the evolving needs of its patrons

3.  Proactively raising the awareness of the value of the library

-  Community living room
-  Equality of access
-  Business resource
-  Child development
-  Education
-  Career and Job research
-  Personal enrichment
-  Entertainment
-  Artistic & Cultural expression

Our Core Values and Beliefs

Building community partnerships to provide a voice for the library and touch the lives of both users and non-users of the library

Innovation & Engagement
Use traditional and modern technologies to connect with the community to ensure we continuously meet their expectations

Valuing People
Understanding and respecting the diverse community we serve and partnering with the library to empower each individual and the community to be the best they can be

Honor & Integrity
Being good stewards of the public trust and the resources provided us

Energy & Teamwork
Value the incredible synergies that are created by professionally collaborating with the library, library friends, city and patrons

Our Strategic Priorties

1.  Revenue Growth

2.  Library Advocacy

3.  Community Partnerships with businesses, schools and non-profits

4.  Endowment Fund


Go to:  About Us, Our Mission, Vision, Philosphy, Our Board, Our Library


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Volume 1, Issue 1

Summer 2012
Volume 2, Issue 1 

Fall 2012

Volume 3, Issue 1

Winter 2012/13

Volume 4, Issue 1

Summer 2013


Newletter will be published quarterly.
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