564 State Street

Hammond Indiana 46320




Everyone — especially libraries — could always use another friend! Won't you become a Friend? By joining the Friends of the Library, you play an important role in library service to the community.


Friends raise funds for projects and programs that the library would otherwise be unable to provide.

  • They lend support to legislative activities when needed.
  • They help in the Book Sale Room, and at many programs.
  • They are library "boosters" in the community.

Book Sale and vending machine purchases allow the Friends of the Hammond Public Library to fund programs and services that HPL would otherwise be unable to provide. The library always accepts your donations of used books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and records. Items may be added to the collection, donated to the Friends for the Book Sale Room, or otherwise recycled to keep them out of landfills and help preserve our environment.

Friends Book Sales and Memberships support these programs:

  • Public Performance License, needed to show films in a public venue
  • Educational Assistance Program for employees who are pursuing a library science degree
  • Summer Reading program for all ages
  • Winter Reading programs for all ages
  • Craft supplies for youth storytimes
  • Program refreshments and supplies
  • Multicultural programming
  • Library memberships to business and networking organizations
  • Bookmarks and posters to promote library celebrations

Membership benefits :

  • Opportunities to plan activities (board meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.)
  • The library's print newsletter, Bookends, mailed to your home.
  • Two coupons good for a free book
  • Special half price book sales for Friends members only

Used Book Sale: An ongoing book sale is in the Book Sale Room at Main Library. Ongoing sale prices are:


DVD or CD: $1.00

Hardcover; Oversized Paperback: $1.00

Paperback, VHS tape: 50 cents

Youth book, cassette: 25 cents

Magazine, record: 10 cents

Specially priced items and sets: as marked



Half-Price Sale is at the Book Sale Room at Main Library on the last Saturday of most months* from 9:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Sale excludes specially priced items and sets. Please see our newsletter or Online calendar for sale dates.




Half Price Sale prices are:

DVD or CD: 50 cents

Hardcover; Oversized Paperback: 50 cents

Paperback, VHS tape: 25 cents

Youth book, cassette: 10 cents

Magazine, record: 5 cents

Specially priced items and sets: as marked

Friends Board:

The Friends board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Friends members may attend.


Your 2020 Friends Board:


President: Pamela Hunter

Vice President: Barbara Schilling

Secretary: Beverly Rodeck

Treasurer: Allan Zlatarich

Members: Margaret Kowalski, Margaret Evans, Phyllis Sovola, Alice Vockell



Choose your membership level:

Full time student / Senior (age 65 & above) $6.00

Individual $12.00

Family (1 newsletter) $24.00

Business/Sustaining (annual)

Gold: $250.00

Silver: $150.00

Bronze: $100.00

Individual Lifetime (*may be paid in quarterly installments:

Jan. 1, Apr. 1, July 1, & Oct. 1) $200.00*

About the Friends: The Friends are a separate organization, not funded by the library or the government. Friends of the Library Hammond Indiana, Inc. is a member of Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) as well as a national group, United for Libraries: the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations. Join today and help the Hammond Public Library!

Hammond Public Library

Phone: (219) 931-5100

Email: hpl@hammond.lib.in.us

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm

            Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm


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