Cambridge Public Library Foundation names its first appointment with Susan Hartnett as Special Advisor

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Working closely with the Cambridge Public Library, the Foundation will expand private support for the Library with Susan Hartnett, formerly of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, at the helm.


CAMBRIDGE, MA – April 4, 2016 – The Cambridge Public Library Foundation announced this week the appointment of Susan Hartnett as Special Advisor. This marks the first hire since the Foundation formed in November 2015 with plans to champion and grow private financial support for the Cambridge Public Library.


Donna Davis, President of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation, said Susan Hartnett is an ideal fit for the position and has spent 30+ years furthering the missions of worthy organizations within the Cambridge area.


The Cambridge Public Library opened in 1889 to provide free access to information for its citizens and currently boasts over 82,000 library card holders and circulates over 1 million books each year. The Foundation will work to grow financial support for this longstanding beacon of information within Cambridge.


“I’m thrilled that with the Foundation, Cambridge will join its peer libraries in creating necessary supplemental funding to allow for innovation within our library system. We’re eager to bridge the gap between our current resources and what is additionally needed to stay on the cutting edge.” said Susan Flannery, Director of Libraries, Cambridge Public Library.


Flannery said that she is proud to have the Foundation join forces with the Library to expand and transform the great services they offer to citizens. She is excited to welcome Hartnett into this new era for the Cambridge Public Library.


About the Cambridge Public Library Foundation:

The Cambridge Public Library Foundation, established in 2015, provides the opportunity for individuals, foundations and corporations to make tax deductible contributions to support the outstanding programs and services of the Cambridge Public Library. Visit to learn more.


About the Cambridge Public Library:

The Cambridge Public Library opened in 1889 and serves the community of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It provides free access to information for over 100,000 Cambridge citizens and provides an engaging community space for innovative events and programming to serve its patrons. Visit for more information.


Media Contact:

Zoe Luderitz, Communications Manager, Cambridge Public Library

617-349-4409 –



Zoe Luderitz

Communications Manager|Cambridge Public Library

617-349-4409| zluderitz@CambridgeMA.GOV

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