Educational Institutions

Hartford Public Library Excluding Operating Fund

  • Hartford, CT
  • www.hplct.org

Mission Statement

Hartford Public Library's mission is to provide free resources that inspire reading, guide learning and encouraging individual exploration.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. CTWorks @ HPL
  3. The American Place
Service Areas

Self-reported

Connecticut

Greater Hartford

ruling year

1935

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Matthew K. Poland

Keywords

Self-reported

library, family literacy, literacy, education, technology literacy, arts & culture, immigration, information, ideas, community, neighborhoods, adult education, parents, performance measurement

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Also Known As

HPL

EIN

06-6026029

Physical Address

500 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103 3075

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Library provides strategic programs that respond to citizens' real needs and interests. The library offers programs for parenting, literacy and language development; programs for technical literacy and competency; and programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Library also provides a cultural and artistic forum that reflects the city's diverse and vibrant community. Over 3,000 programs annually reach over 70,000 people.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

CTWorks @ HPL

Workforce development program which provides free job and career counseling information for our underserved population. In Fiscal Year 13 we served over 5,800 adults many of whom then found meaningful employment.

Category

Library

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$9,627,552.00

Program 3

The American Place

At the core of The American

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Connecticut

Greater Hartford

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Hartford Public Library Excluding Operating Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Matthew K. Poland

BIO

Matthew K. Poland was appointed CEO of the Hartford Public Library in October, 2009.  Poland joined the Library as Deputy Administrator in May 2008.  His initial responsibilities included human resources administration and facilities management.  In December 2008, Poland was named Co-Interim Director of the Library, along with Janet Benedict, upon the retirement of Chief Librarian Louise Blalock.

 

Before coming to the Library, Poland was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Work/Life Innovations, a Connecticut-based, national provider of work/life management programs, employee assistance programs and employee concierge services.  Prior to Work/Life Innovations, Poland was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Veritude, a Fidelity Investments Company.  He also spent 11 years, ending in 1998, as Vice President at The Hartford Courant, where his work focused on human resources for the newspaper.

 

Poland is a Hartford native, having grown up in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thea C. Montanez

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?