The HMMPL Foundation is involved in various projects that make your library going experience much easier providing technical, logistical and outreach support to the greater Zionsville and Whitestown communities. Grants are a way the Foundation ensures that your library experience is the best it can be. Below are some recent and past projects grants from The Foundation have provided.
Special gift bags for senior in our community delivered via the HMMPL Bookmobile or Boone County Senior Services personnel.
The Foundation updated an outdoor dropbox to meet the mobile return needs of our library patrons.
DRIVE UP DROPBOX
The Foundation provided sensory bags to promote positive experiences for all our patrons.
The Library Foundation funded another inviting space at the Library for the community to gather, work, and play. By updating the landscaping around the secondary door on the East side of the building (5th street side), the Library will be able to add more outdoor seating and improve the look and functionality of the grounds. This area has been an important addition during COVID-19 as it serves as additional space for WiFi access.
OUTDOOR SENSORY GARDEN
SENSORY GARDEN SURPRISE
In honor of Mary Rueff for 30 years of service—a new child friendly element will be added to the Outdoor Sensory Garden.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Assisting with the need for expanded marketing and communications to promote the HMMPL to the diverse and growing population of Boone County.
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!
UNITED WE READ
The Library Foundation funded the purchase of the mobile station to use for Outreach Initiatives in the community.
MOBILE OUTREACH STATION
The Library Foundation funded both the original Wifi and the recent upgrade. These improvements provide access to a fast Internet connection, making the HMMPL a great place to study or work.
Promoting learning and sustainability, the Foundation is helping to provide free seeds for gardeners in our community.
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.
In Spring 2022 the patron interface technology was updated with a faster, more efficient point of service.
BOOKCLUB IN A BOX 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.
MAMAVA LACTATION STATION
Mothers are our patrons. Mothers are our staff. The Library is full of breastfeeding mothers who come and go throughout the day. Although the Library certainly has spaces mothers can use to breastfeed and/or pump breastmilk, there is now an area specifically designed and reserved for this purpose. The Mamava pod comes complete with two spacious benches, a fold-down table, and power outlets. Mamava Original pods can be located and unlocked with the free Mamava app.