Hawthorne Library Foundation


Mission Statement
The Hawthorne Community Library Foundation will identify, solicit and secure requisite financial, human and physical resources to enable the Louis Bay 2nd Library to provide current and future educational, technological, informational, cultural, social and entertainment services to its members and community.


Organization and Nature of Activities
Hawthorne Community Library Foundation (“HCLF”) was incorporated on July 15, 1995. The purpose and objects of the corporation shall be to operate exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a nonprofit corporation, with its activities so conducted to fund demonstrated needs of the Louis Bay 2nd Library consistent with the exclusive purpose and objects of the corporation and for such purposes as the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The initial project of the HCLF was the children’s addition but it was never intended to be the only project. The Foundation partnered with the Borough of Hawthorne and the citizens of Hawthorne and on November 9, 2002 we celebrated the grand opening of the beautiful and functional children’s addition. Since that time we have continued to “answer the needs” per our mission statement and have funded the renovation of the service kitchen used by the many groups who hold meetings and events in the community rooms, replaced furniture and fixtures and, most recently, funded the upgrade to the library Website which you are enjoying as you read this.


The Board of Directors meets six times annually at 7:00 PM on the last Monday of the month with the annual meeting held in mid-May. We welcome new members and encourage you to contact us for more information and the dates of upcoming events.


David J. Van Lenten President  
Ernest D. Alexander Vice President  
Eleanor Monaghan Corresponding Secretary  
Dorothy Westdyke Recording Secretary  
Brent T. Sjaardema Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To view and print a copy of the HCLF Membership Application click here.


Join the Pillar Society or Buy a Brick to support the Library

There are many ways to get involved in the HCLF. Please consider joining the Pillar Society or purchasing a Brick for the Library. The funds generated will enable The Foundation to support enhancement of Library facilities as identified in a Community developed Strategic Plan for the future.


For more information and to print the order form click here.