Supporting the Library

The library provides a variety of opportunities for presenting gifts and volunteering to help maintain and strengthen the library’s services. From a single volume to a memorial endowment fund, a donation of money or time will provide support to the library and its patrons.

Planned Giving

When you give to the Library, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are enhancing the lives of your family and the Fairfield community for generations to come. Click here for more info.

Milestone Gifts Commemorate the milestones in the lives of people you hold dear. Milestone gifts may be made for any special occasion including births, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any cherished event . Gifts in memory of loved ones are wonderful and appropriate tributes. Your gift of $100 or more will ensure the gift of a special collection of books or a film series or educational audiobooks. Your gift will be affixed with a bookplate and the Library will send acknowledgment both to you and to the honoree or family of the person memorialized.

Gift of Securities Gift of Securities may be handled through your financial planner, broker, banker or handled directly by you.

Planned Giving Consider naming the Library as a beneficiary in your estate planning to support the Fairfield Public Library in perpetuity. This allows you to help ensure that our Library will continue to inspire the lifelong love of reading, provide access to quality and varied collections, enriching programs, and leading-edge technology.

The Annie B. Jennings Society Predicting the future needs of the Fairfield Public Library has been an ambitious undertaking fulfilled by the long history of the Library Trustees and community leaders that have supported the Library for over 60 years. As a tribute to the vision of these leaders past and present, we have created the Annie B. Jennings Society

This information is not intended as specific legal advice. Please consult your attorney when considering any legal matter.

If you have questions about planned gifts to the Library, or if you would like to notify the Library of an intended bequest, please contact: Helene Murtha, Town Librarian, (203) 256-3158,

Honorary and Memorial Donations

Donate money in someone’s honor or memory and the library will select an appropriate title within a suggested interest area. We will send you an acknowledgement of your gift, notify the family of person of the gift and insert a bookplate in the material. Click here for a donation form.

Restricted Gifts and Bequests

The library has a number of funds from which the income is used for specific library purposes. Gifts for the purchase of equipment are also received from individuals or community groups.

Donate Books, CDs, Videos, DVDs

Donate new or gently used books, CDs, videos or DVDs for our sale table or for our collection any time. Every summer the library distributes thousands of gently used and donated paperback books at the town beaches. We will gladly receive your paperback book donations throughout the year in anticipation of the summer beach season. Visit our Twice Read Booksale page for more information.

Be a Volunteer

Volunteers assist in many aspects of library operations from helping with teen programs to keeping our shelves in order. Print and fill out this form and drop it off to us next time you visit, or fill out this form online.

Friends of Fairfield Public Library

The Friends of Fairfield Public Library also support the library through their many programs and coordination of volunteer efforts. For more information on the Friends organization, click here.