In the Spotlight
The Friends are pleased to announce that we will be participating in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on March 5th, and we’d love your support! Please check back here and on our Facebook page for information on how to donate, and help us get the word out to others!!! Donations will be accepted ONLY from midnight on March 5th through midnight on March 6th. https://fcgives.org/#npo/friends-of-the-fairfield-public-library
Join us for the Annual Friends of the Library Mini Golf Extravaganza at Fairfield Woods Branch Library! For sponsorship information, please download this sponsor form.
The Friends recently purchased a new curbside bookdrop for the Main Library.
The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are pleased to welcome Emily Liebert, author of When We Fall, as the guest speaker at their Annual Meeting of the general membership on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, and light refreshments will be served.
Emily Liebert is an award-winning author, New York Times bestselling editor, and TV personality. Her other books, Facebook Fairytales and You Knew Me When, are available across the globe. Emily is a graduate of Smith College and lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two sons. For more information about Emily, please visit http://www.emilyliebert.com.
The Friends will conduct a brief business meeting preceding the author event on September 4th, including the election of the proposed slate of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Members and prospective members are invited to attend.
To make reservations for the Friends Annual Meeting, please email Danielle Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-912-5963.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for helping with this wonderful tribute.
Now at the Kershner Gallery
The Kershner Gallery invites the public to a reception for “In Our Worlds”, the art of Rahul Mehra, Debra Schaffer, and Tina Sommers on March 14 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The exhibitors will talk at 5:30 pm. The exhibit will run from March 7 to April 25 at the Fairfield Library.
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.