Library Foundation


Just over 20 years ago, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation was formed from the bequests of Lora Hussey, Olive Hoffman, and Mr. and Mrs. James Mayfield. Since 1999, the Foundation has quietly funded more than $870,000 in grants to the Library.

The mission of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation is to:

  • Assist donors to build an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit the Library
  • Provide responsible stewardship of the gifts donated
  • Promote leadership in addressing Library matters
  • Award grants which nurture the Library

As our community grows and the needs of our stakeholders become more diverse, the quiet professionals on the Foundation Board saw the need to become more vocal advocates. The Foundation is strategically taking a more visible profile, seeking philanthropists who love the Library and providing them with a system for giving back to our Library.

A member of the library foundation reading to a young girl in the Zionsville library



A male child reading 'Trouble in Zombie-Town'
United We Read

The Library Foundation funds the annual United We Read Boone County program. United We Read is a program developed to connect people by reading the same book and sharing their experiences. Book discussions, book-related events, and demonstrations are all part of the United We Read program. The program aims to create memories, share experiences, and develop a love of reading!

A young girl smiling in front of a shelf of kids books
Mobile Outreach Station

The Library Foundation funded the purchase of the mobile station to use for Outreach Initiatives in the community.

Young girl using the internet wireless network, funded by the library foundation
Library Wireless Network

The Library Foundation funded both the original Wifi network at the Library and the recently upgraded Wifi network. These upgrades provide access to a fast Internet connection, making the HMMPL a great place to study or work. 

Father and daughter using the foundation funded catalog stations
Library Catalog Stations

The Library Foundation funded the Library Catalog touch screen stations and the cabinets holding them. These stations feature a smart interface to communicate with customers for fast service. They are easy to use and help the Library serve more people. 

Two young boys sitting on a couch reading
Winter Reading

The Library Foundation funds the annual Winter Reading Program. This program encourages families to read every day! While the Summer Reading Program helps keep kids reading outside of school, the Winter Program gives them something to work toward through the holidays!

Two teen girls reading together in front of a window
Summer Reading

The Library Foundation funds the annual Summer Reading Program. Our Summer Reading Program encourages members of all ages to continue reading through the summer. Free food, awesome prizes and free candy are just a few of the rewards for reaching reading goals!

Boy picking a book out off the shelf at the Hussey-Mayfield library
Crackerjack Book Program

‘A Discussion In Every Box!’ That’s the motto of the Library’s new Crackerjack Book program for seniors, funded by a grant from the Library Foundation. Each Crackerjack Book box contains everything necessary to host a book discussion: a popular book in multiple formats (large print, audio, and digital, discussions, questions, and an author bio). Boxes circulate to local senior residential communities.

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