On Friday, December 27, 2013, the Des Moines Public Library Foundation hosted a reception to honor Helen Hubbell and members of the Hubbell family. The reception was held in the children's area of the Franklin Avenue Library. This area of the Franklin Library now has a plaque which reads: "In Honor of Helen and James W. Hubbell, Jr." in recognition of their support for the Capital Campaign. The DMPL Foundation would like to thank Pam Deitrick and her staff at Franklin for their help in hosting the reception.
Mayor Frank Cownie, and brothers Jim and Mike Hubbell
Helen Hubbell and grandson, Andrew, and his wife, Kristen.
Helen Hubbell and her son, Michael Hubbell
Sara Hill, Nancy Hewitt, and DMPL Trustee, Ellen Hubbell