1000 HOMES FOR HOPKINTON LIBRARY
Since 2013, hundreds of Hopkinton families and local businesses have joined “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library” by giving or pledging $1,000 (or more) to the Library project. Many also claimed a Naming Opportunity, which allows individuals, families and businesses the opportunity to affix their name to a permanent piece of our new Library via an individual plaque. Through both of these programs, the Hopkinton community gave nearly $700,000 of the $1 million raised for the Library renovation and expansion.
Click here for the list of members: 1000 Homes Members
THE FIRST HOMES FOR HOPKINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
In 1893, former Hopkinton resident, John Quincy Adams put forth a challenge:
If the citizens of the town raised $10,000 and built a library within two years, he would give $4,000 toward the cost of the building. In just one day, the town raised half of the money needed to meet his challenge. Dedicated on January 1, 1895 the 1,650 square foot Gothic structure on Main Street was deemed one of the finest public libraries in the state.
Remarkably, with an average gift of a little more than $900, fifteen members of the community collectively funded the entire cost of the library—$14,000—including the construction, the furnishings and even the books.
Please inquire with your Human Resources Department as to whether your employer will match your gift. Dozens of local and national companies have generously matched gifts in support of the Library project: