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What We Do

What does the High Plains Library District Friends & Foundation do?

A large portion of the Foundation's work goes towards funding essential and innovative library programs and services. We solicit funding on behalf of the District in the form of grants, private donations, corporate support, special events, and investment earnings. Our purpose is to diversify and create sustainable funding streams for the High Plains Library District in order to relieve dependency on tax revenue. We support librarians in producing high-quality library programs and services so that they may be available for present and future generations of library lovers. In 2022, the Foundation developed and implemented the coordination of volunteers within the HPLD libraries. 

Reading in a Bookstore

Our 2022 Funding Priorities

LINC Library Innovation Center

Capital growth District-wide

Programs supporting education and literacy among underserved populations

Writer in Residence and literary arts

High-impact District-wide programs 

Programs We Support


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is the High Plains Library District’s primary early literacy program. The program aims to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers so they are prepared to learn to read by the time they reach Kindergarten. The program’s goal is to instill a lifelong love of reading in young children throughout our community. 

The HPLD Friends & Foundation provides support for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten through a grant from the Buell Foundation and through funds designated from the HPLD Friends & Foundation Board.


Writer in Residence