Friends of Fairfield Public Library

Friends of Fairfield Public Library

In the Spotlight | Mission | Purpose | Board of Directors | Annual Reports | Membership

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In the Spotlight

Join the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library
For a Ladies’ Literary Luncheon
Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 12-2pm
At The Patterson Club

1118 Cross Highway, Fairfield, CT 06824
Special guest, New York Times Bestselling Author, Lee Woodruff


Tickets are $60 per person and include lunch, dessert and a glass of wine.
Reservations are required, and can be made by contacting Danielle Sharp at, (203) 912-5963, or purchase tickets here:

Please seat me with:

Thank you to all of our supporters and to those who donated on March 5th’s Giving Day! The Friends received 29 gifts totaling $1,410!!!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors and participants! See photos from the March 1 event here.

375 Campaign

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are commemorating the Town of Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary, and the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Friends organization, by helping to refurbish the Main Library’s Memorial Room. The Room will be updated to honor those who have fallen for our country after World War I.

The Friends are seeking 24 “375th Anniversary” benefactors to contribute towards the Memorial Room’s refurbishment, and thus becoming a part of Fairfield’s history! We are close to halfway towards our goal!

Don’t miss out on this chance…please consider donating $375 to become a 375th Anniversary benefactor. Your generosity on behalf of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom will be recognized at the at the official re-opening of the Memorial Room.

Checks should be made payable to The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library, and sent to 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT, attn: Danielle Sharp. Any questions, please email us at

Thank you in advance for helping with this wonderful tribute.

The Friends recently purchased a new curbside bookdrop for the Main Library


Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library welcomed Emily Liebert, author of When We Fall, as the guest speaker at their Annual Meeting of the general membership on Thursday, September 4, 2014. For more information about Emily, please visit

artpaletteNow at the Kershner Gallery

The public is invited to a reception at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery for “Simply Abstract”, the paintings of Raffael Altmann, Elizabeth Nagle, and Vincent Verrillo on May 9 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The exhibitors will talk at 5:15 pm. The exhibit will run from May 2 to June 20 at the Fairfield Public Library.
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Buy a Bookplate

Books as GiftsThe Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are now offering a great opportunity to honor or remember a loved one, and at the the same time benefit our library community. For a tax deductible donation of $25 (minimum), the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will place a bookplate in a new book to be added to the Library’s collection.

The bookplate will bear your name and that of the individual or the group you wish to recognize. You will receive an acknowledgment, and a card will be sent to the honoree or family. Use it for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, in memory of, in honor of, or just because…

Mail or drop off this form with payment to the library, or fill out the form and pay online now!

friends_donationThe Friends have recently committed additional funding to the library’s museum pass program  – here’s a recent patron experience:

“A quick note to let you know that I had a great time in NYC on Tuesday afternoon thanks in large part to the Friends. The pass to the Frick Collection is a membership card, so I was able to directly enter the “Masterpieces of Dutch Art” exhibit. It was cold and damp, and there was a fairly long line outside, so being a member with privileges was especially sweet. I’d picked up a copy of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” when I was in the library and read it on the train to complete the experience. I’m looking forward to using the Frick card again after the exhibit is closed and the building returns to its silent, empty state.”

See photos from the Friends’ 10th Annual Meeting

See photos from the 5th Annual Literary Luncheon

See photos from the 4th Annual Literary Luncheon

See photos of the Friends’ Steve Berry event on June 11, 2013

See photos from our 2nd Annual Golf Fundraiser at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library

See images from our 1st Annual Mini Golf Fundraiser at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library

See images from the 3rd Annual Literary Luncheon with Elin Hilderbrand. Thank you to Regina Madwed of Capitol PhotoInteractive for the photography. 

Images from the Kelly Corrigan Literary Lunch on May 25, 2011

Images from the Library Lovers Gala on January 8, 2011, by Mike Lauterborn

Images from the Ladies’ Literary Lunch on May 18, 2010


To enhance the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all of the people of the Town of Fairfield.


To maintain an association of persons interested in the Library:
a) To foster closer relations between the Fairfield Public Library and the community of the Town of Fairfield;
b) To focus public attention in a positive manner on library services, facilities, resources, functions, and needs;
c) To help promote the use and enjoyment of the Library as a center for lifelong learning and a community hub;
d) To foster public support and aid in the raising of supplemental funds for necessary development of the Library to serve the community;
e) To support services, programs and events for the community that are compatible with the Library’s policies and objectives.

Board of Directors

Bill Hopf, President: 2014-2016

Leann Ratner, Vice-President: 2014-2016

Debby Zieff, Treasurer: 2013-2015

Margo Kaminsky, Secretary: 2014-2016

Donna Woods Orazio, Member-at-Large: 2014-2016

Khorshed Randeria, Member-at-Large: 2014-2016

Erica Green, Member-at-Large: 2014-2016

Helen D’Avanzo, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Dee Skott, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Anita Taylor, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Colleen Dean, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Liz Tardif, Member-at-Large: 2014-2016

Eleanor Gonzalez, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Suzanne Siano, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015

Mary Misevich, Member-at-Large: 2013-2015


Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Meeting Report


Annual Membership contributions help support supplemental programs and services for the library. Find more information with the Friends’ Brochure.

Friends may join at one of several levels:

Annual Dues
Seniors/Students $20
Individual $35
Family $50
Patron $100
Sponsor $250+


Sponsorships $250-$499 $500-$999 $1000-$2499 $2500-$4999 $5000 and above




Members joining at the sponsorship level may direct their contribution towards the support of either Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Exhibits (Art Sponsor); Soundwaves Concerts (Music Sponsor); or the One Book, One Town Program (Book Sponsor).

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

New members are always welcome.

Click here for a printable Friends’ Membership Form

or select your membership level and click the Subscribe button below to join or renew online now.

Membership Levels

Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!

For more information, download the Friends’ brochure.


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