Community and Special Interest Groups

Organizations

Burlington/Hampshire Area Food Pantry
The Food Pantry serves needy families in the Burlington and Hampshire towns and townships. No proof of need is necessary, only proof of residence in the area.

Distribution: 147 Mill Ave., Hampshire, IL 60140. For times please call (224) 400-7130.

Collection: Drop off non-perishable food items at any area church, Ella Johnson Library, Hampshire Chamber office, Hampshire Fitness or First American Bank.

Monetary Donations send to: Burlington/Hampshire Food Pantry, P.O. Box 651, Hampshire, IL 60140. www.burlingtonhampshireareafoodpantry.org

Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days
A volunteer organization which puts on Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days during the first weekend in August. There are carnival rides, music, food, Saturday night fire works and Sunday parade.

Contact: Don Edmonson, (805) 651-0153.
www.hampshirecooncreekcountrydays.com

Lions Club
Known for working to end preventable diabetes and blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.

Hampshire Lions Club
Meet: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm
Contact: Roger Paddock, (847) 683-3071.

Women’s Service League of Hampshire
The Women’s Service League is dedicated to community improvement and enhancing the lives of others through service, offering friendship, support of residents in need, foster educational opportunities, and enhancing community pride.

Meet: 1st Monday, 8:30 pm, Red Ox Restaurant & Bar, 129 E Knoll Dr.
Contact: Liz Magnussen, (847) 683-4163, www.hampshirewsl.org.

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
109 South State Street | Hampshire, IL
(847) 683-4490 | Fax (847) 683-4493 | www.ellajohnsonlibrary.org

The Ella Johnson Library has been a part of the community since 1936. The district includes all of Hampshire Township plus portions of Burlington, Plato and Rutland Townships. The library offers baby, toddler and preschool story time, summer and winter reading programs and special programming for all ages.

The Ella Johnson Library provides tax forms, copying and faxing services, notary services, computer and Internet access, wireless Internet, and is a drop-off location for the Burlington-Hampshire Food Pantry.

The library provides book drops in four locations:

  • Hampshire – Library Entrance
  • Burlington – Post Office
  • Pingree Grove – Fire Station
  • Cambridge Lakes Community Center

Hours:
Monday-Thursday……………………………………………………………… 9:30am-8:00pm
Friday…………………………………………………………………………………….. 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday……………………………………………………………………………….. 9:30am-3:00pm
Sunday………………………………………………………………………………… 12:00pm-4:00pm

Hampshire Youth Football Program

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