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including a message from Bridget Quinn, HPL President & CEO

Progress moves forward on Hartford Public Library's Downtown Library repairs. Extensive water damage necessitated a thorough review of the physical structure, including the electrical wiring, the HVAC system, and all informational and operational technology. Working in concert with The Travelers, progress moves forward on inspections and assessments.


HPL is engaging community input on the redesigning of those interior spaces hardest hit by water damage. Public meetings were well attended.  If you were unable to join us, it's not too late to take advantage of an online survey in both English and Spanish to share your thoughts on how these critical community spaces could better serve your needs. Construction will continue throughout the summer, with portions of the Downtown Library reopened to the public this fall. 

As a valued member of our community, we invite you to engage in this process.


Please fill out our online Community Engagement Survey - it should take 4-5 minutes to complete.


English Survey

Encuesta Española





We thank you for your interest in the

HPL Restore & Renew Campaign

We appreciate everyone who has reached out asking how they can support Hartford Public Library after the Downtown Library suffered significant water damage due to a burst pipe on Christmas Eve. We are pleased to announce the launch of the HPL Restore & Renew campaign to help cover any repairs or restorations to the Downtown Library that may not be covered by insurance. While there is insurance to cover costs associated with cleanup and repair, we anticipate there may be additional costs that may not be covered. 


Visit the news and update pages to learn more. 

Click the button below to donate, and we are grateful for your support.

Please contact Director of Donor Relations Gilda Roncari at or (860) 695-6296 with any questions.

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