At CHPL, We Believe That We Go Farther, Together

Help your neighbors and elected officials understand the Library's value as a trusted community resource for minds of all kinds by being an advocate.

Ways to Support Your Library

Request New Materials

Asking the Library to purchase an item to borrow is the best way for CHPL to build a collection that meets the needs of our community!

Volunteer at the Library

Visit the Library’s Volunteer web page to join hundreds of other Hamilton County residents for rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Vote in Your Local Elections

Find nonpartisan voting information online or in person and register to vote at any CHPL library.

Wear Your Support

Visit the CHPL Online Store to find merchandise featuring your library logo on wearable products and gifts.

Get & Use Your Library Card

Encourage others to do so, too! Signing up for a Library card and borrowing books and materials helps the Library maintain our funding sources.

Attend Library Events & Programs

Bring a friend or two! Strong program attendance helps the Library maintain diverse program offerings. Find something to attend in our events calendar.

Engage on Social Media

Join a Friends of the Library Group or Donate to the Library Foundation

The Library relies on private support through The Library Foundation, Friends of the Public Library, and Anderson Township Library Association (ATLA) to serve our community. Learn more about these dedicated organizations and consider making a donation.

Contact Your Elected Officials

Spread the word about what CHPL's programs and services mean to you by sharing your library experience with elected officials. About half of our funding comes from the state, while the other half comes from the county.

  • Write, call, or email your elected officials. Find the State Representative or State Senator for your residence by typing in your address, opens a new window and clicking the elected official’s photograph for their contact information.
  • Attend a monthly neighborhood or municipal meeting and let community leaders know how important the Library is to you. Find a listing, opens a new window of local municipalities in Hamilton County.
Advocacy Photos

Meet a Library Customer

How Avery Used Her Library to Spark Community Clean-Up

After seeing litter in her neighborhood, fifth-grader Avery used her library to grow her community clean-up group, protect natural spaces.

Gaining a New Career Using a Library Card

Free trainings from LinkedIn Learning, resume trainings, and one-on-one assistance from CHPL staff helped Diane land her dream job.

Meet a Library Customer: Launching an Innovative App at CHPL

Learn how a mother-son duo created their small business using the technology, research, and printing resources at CHPL.
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