Educational Institutions

HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

  • Belcamp, MD
  • www.hcplonline.org

Mission Statement

The Harford County Public Library Foundation raises supplemental funding and community awareness to support the Library's capacity to provide new and expanding services, materials, and access for all people living and working in Harford County, MD.

Main Programs

  1. Summer Reading Challenge
  2. New Materials
  3. Innovative Spaces
Service Areas

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Maryland

The HCPL Foundation serves to augment the financial resources of the Harford County Public Library (HCPL) system. HCPL operates 11 branches and two outreach vehicles located throughout Harford County, MD. In FY16, HCPL served more than 1.7 million people.

ruling year

1999

Executive Director

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Ms. Kristi S. Halford

Keywords

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literacy, workforce development, technology, digital literacy, career development, education, children, seniors, teens, young adults, community outreach, service, access

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Also Known As

HCPL Foundation

EIN

23-2987712

 Number

4577363269

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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?

Overview

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The Harford County Public Library Foundation has a committed, active board and benefits from an incredibly supportive community. Through events, community outreach and a variety of sponsor opportunities, the Foundation has been able to successfully provide the Harford County Public Library with supplemental funds to provide those living and working in Harford County access to new materials and innovative spaces.

Programs

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

Program 1

Summer Reading Challenge

The annual Summer Reading Challenge provides the children of Harford County with a fun, educational experience to build literacy skills and reduce learning loss during the summer months.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$60,000

Program 2

New Materials

The Library continues to evolve to provide materials and technologies to engage and support the community. Recent additions to the Library's materials collection supported by our Foundation have included STEM kits, musical instruments, and digital databases.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 3

Innovative Spaces

The Library has been actively creating new innovative spaces including the Innovation Lab at the Abingdon Library, Streamworks at the Bel Air Library and Lafayette's Landing at the Havre de Grace Library. These spaces provide the Harford County community access to new technologies such as 3D printers and virtual reality goggles.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Harford County Public Library Foundation strives to provide the Harford County Public Library with financial support to expand its services and materials to offer the residents of Harford County access to new technologies, programs, materials and resources to develop literacy skills, engage in a love of reading, and spur an interest and skill development in innovation and creative exploration.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Harford County Public Library Foundation develops and cultivates relationships with private donors, companies and organizations that can offer financial support through individual giving, grants and sponsorship. The Foundation hosts several events each year including a signature annual Gala.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Harford County Public Library Foundation has a dedicated board, event committees and the support of the Harford County Public Library to effectively communicate with businesses and residents about the materials, programs and innovative spaces the Library offers, and to demonstrate the impact county-wide. Their efforts result in the raising of funding, in-kind services, and goodwill to support the Foundation's goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Harford County Public Library Foundation will recognize progress in its ability to provide the Harford County Public Library with the supplemental funds need to support new materials, technology and innovative spaces. Progress will be tracked through the increase in individual giving and corporate sponsorships.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In recent years the Harford County Public Library Foundation was able to complete successful capital campaigns to support the creation of the new Early Literacy Center at the Bel Air Library and the new Havre de Grace Library. The Foundation was also able to secure funding for a new musical instrument collection and a STEM kit collection.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

The HCPL Foundation serves to augment the financial resources of the Harford County Public Library (HCPL) system. HCPL operates 11 branches and two outreach vehicles located throughout Harford County, MD. In FY16, HCPL served more than 1.7 million people.

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Funding Needs

The Harford County Public Library Foundation is in need of corporate and foundation support to invest in evolving technologies to build the Library's capacity to provide access to all throughout Harford County, MD.

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Financials

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HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Kristi S. Halford

BIO

Kristi S. Halford is the Executive Director of the Harford County Public Library Foundation. She has more than 15 years experience leading marketing, communications and fundraising strategies for non-profits throughout the Greater Baltimore region. Halford is a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University. An active supporter of numerous organizations, she serves on boards and committees for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Urban Alliance, and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Mark DiBerardino

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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