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Celebrate with us:
250 years and we’re just getting started

Become part of the celebration as we commemorate our milestone 250th year. Throughout 2024, Hartford Public Library will be hosting a wide range of programs and activities that honor our legacy and ignite possibilities for what's to come.

Hartford History Scavenger Hunt

June 1 - August 17

Books & Brews 
Thomas Hooker Brewery

Save the date!

September 19

Special Edition

250th Magazine

Tell Us Your Story

As Hartford Public Library celebrates 250 years,

we would like to hear from YOU! 

A Brand New Look for HPL

On January 3rd, Hartford Public Library (HPL) kicked off our 250th-year festivities with an official reveal of a brand-new logo and visual identity...

Our 250

Year Journey

We've come a long way since our founding as the Library Company in 1774. Explore our 250 year journey!

250 Years 
of Books

Discover selections from our archives, documenting books throughout the past 2.5 centuries.  

Will You Join Hartford Public Library’s 250x250 Challenge?

As part of our 250th-year celebration, we are asking our community to join our 250x250 pledge — HPL is seeking 250 donors to the 250th Anniversary Challenge.

Your support will mean so much to us, and makes opportunities possible for so many, every day.

Hartford Public Library is more than just books. It is a window to knowledge and understanding of the world. Help us open that window even wider by joining the 250x250 challenge!

250 Years 
of Books



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