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Our purpose is to help the Library achieve its goal to be the center of information and discovery in our community.

We achieve that purpose with enthusiastic volunteers and generous donors. Won't you consider joining us?

Why does the Library need donors?

The Town of Harrison provides the library's operating budget but the tax cap places limitations on the funds available.

If we want our library to grow and become an even greater asset to the community, we need private support as well.

Here's what your library does for you:

Improves the quality of life in Harrison

  • Our collection includes timeless classics and up-to-the-minute best sellers in multiple formats
  • Our movie and music programs provide high-quality, no-cost entertainment
  • Our educational programs and discussion series enlighten patrons of all ages
  • Our “how-to” curricula covers everything from movie-making to knitting, painting to origami, sewing to memoir writing

Provides special service to our special populations

  • Seniors, non-English speakers, teens wanting study space, job-seekers needing Internet access
  • Pre-schoolers, beginning readers, game players, moms, dads, and caretakers love the exciting Javitch Children's Discovery Center
  • Home-bound and disabled patrons deserve great library service, too—and we deliver!
  • Our multiple meeting rooms help groups of all kinds come together

Enhances the local economy

  • Our modern, progressive libraries enhance the value of homes in Harrison
  • The library's high profile and excellent reputation reflects positively on our community
  • Programs for children, teens, adults, and seniors attract potential customers for Harrison businesses
  • Special collections draw visitors - and residents - who dine in our restaurants, shop in our stores in both the central business district and the West Harrison business district

Here's what you can do for the Harrison Public Library:

Harrison Public Library Foundation Information:

Board of Trustees

Development Director

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