In the Spotlight
In connection with the tenth annual National Friends of Libraries Week, Fairfield’s First Selectman, Mike Tetreau, has officially proclaimed October 18 through 24, 2015 as Friends of the Fairfield Public Library Week in the Town of Fairfield, and encourages all Fairfield residents and elected officials who are not already members of The Friends to join at this time. Copies of the signed proclamation will be on display at the Main and Fairfield Woods Libraries throughout the week.
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, The Friends held their Annual Membership Meeting at The Fairfield Public Library, at which time the 2015-2016 Board of Directors were installed.
Thank you to Christy Colasurdo and Analiese Paik for their informative and inspiring presentation and discussion. Thank you also to Fairfield Cheese Company for providing a scrumptious cheese platter. And thanks, as always, to The Fairfield University Bookstore for selling copies of Christy’s book, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.
The Friends’ 6th Annual Ladies’ Literary Luncheon, held at The Patterson Club on Thursday, May 28th, was a huge success! Thank you to all of the attendees – especially those who return every year for this event – we truly appreciate your support!!!
Click on this link to see our Facebook Page updated with pictures from the event!
We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors who help to make the luncheon a financial success. Special thanks to Lenox Jewelers; IMedCenter; Unity Pharmacy; Khorshed Randeria; Greenfield Hill Animal Hospital; Elements Message an…d Allure Dental Group.
Many thanks as well to all of the donors who contributed items for our raffle baskets this year: Allure Dental Group; Anytime Fitness; Bar Method of Fairfield; Billy’s Bakery; Capri; Chef’s Table; Dee Skott; Donna Orazio; Elaine Halliday; Elements Message; Fairfield Florist; Firehouse Deli; Flipside; Fairfield Public Library Librarians; Freshii; Greenfield Day Spa; Greenfield Hill Dog Grooming; Greenfield Liquor Shop; Hana Tokyo; Harry’s Wine and Liquors; IMedCenter; Khorshed Randeria; Kumon Math and Reading Center; La Moda; Lenox Jewelers; Lexington Home & Garden; Orange Theory Fitness; Pronto; Red Mango; Russell Speeders Car Wash; Salon Enzo; School of Rock; Tomato and Basil and Witchy Poo Accessories. And to the rockstar women, Kyle McCarthy and Jacqui Coghlan, who put the baskets all together and make them look spectacular!
Finally, a very special thank you to our guest speaker, Lee Woodruff, for her wisdom, humor, graciousness and, above all, inspiration.
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.
The Friends recently purchased a new curbside bookdrop for the Main Library
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 http://www.emilyliebert.com.
Now at the Kershner Gallery
The public is invited to a reception in the Kershner Gallery on October 24 at 4:30-6:30 pm for the artists in “Fact or Fiction”. The show runs from October 17 to November 28.
Buy a Bookplate
The 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…
The 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.”
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.
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 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:
|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.
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Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!
For more information, download the Friends’ brochure.