HYANNIS PUBLIC LIBRARY IS LOOKING FOR A NEW LEADER!
The Hyannis Public Library (HPL) Board of Trustees is seeking a visionary Executive Director with a proven track record of generating diverse engagement, creating financial support, and undertaking ambitious and innovative programming to lead the Library.
Linda Bennett, President of the Library’s Board of Trustees, in announcing the search, said, “ This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to take charge and build upon HPL's considerable reputation among the people it serves".
In particular, Mrs. Bennett noted, “As the Hyannis Public Library prepares to launch a major capital campaign to fund the construction of a new and improved library facility - a project that will leave a legacy for decades – the Library is seeking a high energy, innovative, and visionary executive director with the ability to engage the community in committing to a project of this magnitude”.
Due to the recent retirement of its long-time Executive Director, the Hyannis Public Library Trustees have retained the services of Harrington Management International (HMI), a nonprofit management and consulting firm based in Osterville, Massachusetts, to lead the institution on an interim basis. HMI will also conduct a management review of the Library as well as facilitate the executive search process in order to complete a smooth transition for its new Executive Director.
A complete description of the HPL Executive Director position can be found by clicking at the bottom of this announcement
Any interested candidate should submit a compelling cover letter and resume’ to:
with "Executive Director" in the subject line.
No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Questions concerning the position may be sent to HPLSearch@harringtonmanagement.com.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, August 28, 2020.
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Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
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Storyline Online has free stories read aloud by screen actor guild members and activities based on the books
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“Curbside” Materials Pick-up at Hyannis Public Library
Beginning July 6th
Monday through Friday 12 noon to 4 p. m.
Item requests may be placed online at www.hyannislibrary.org.
Item requests may be placed with library staff by telephoning 508-775-2280, Monday through Friday 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
You will be contacted when your request is ready to pick up.
Please park in the designated Library Parking spaces.
Do not park or idle in the fire lane in front of the Main Entrance. You will be asked to move your vehicle.
Transactions will take place outside the library building, but we request that you wear a mask when picking up your library materials.
Please stand at the designated areas on the brick walkway to maintain adequate social distancing. Ring the doorbell and staff will greet you at the door.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Materials Return: Book drop only
Please note: The library is not accepting book donations until 2021.
Please return all library materials in the night drops located to the right and left of the Main Entrance.
All materials returned in the return drops must be quarantined for 72 hours. Materials are back-dated to the return date and checked in after the quarantine period. No fines will be charged.
Contact the library M-F 9 am to 5 pm if you have any questions.
The Hyannis Public Library (HPL) is currently closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are hard at work creating a comprehensive plan for re-opening later this summer. At present, we do not anticipate that the Library will open until sometime in July 2020. At that time, we expect to operate in a limited capacity initially, with only certain areas of the Library open to the public, and at reduced hours of operation. As our plans are finalized, complete details will be posted on our website and in our social media outlets.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We realize that the Hyannis Public Library is an essential and valued part of the fabric of life in Hyannis and all of Barnstable. We are dedicated to re-opening from the COVID-19 disruption with a renewed sense of purpose and activity in order to fulfill the needs of the HPL community. Your health and safety is our ultimate goal: we pledge to provide a safe environment for both our visitors and our staff when we re-open.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Library later this summer!
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