Serving our Community Today and Tomorrow
The Stonington Free Library aims to provide for all who want access to our space, our programs and our services. We focus on meeting existing community needs while continually planning for a rapidly changing future.
How are we doing?
1. We have Expanded our Reach and are Reimagining our Space
In addition to launching our newly redesigned “digital branch” and reallocating our service hours to better meet the needs of our community, we have secured commitments for $190,000 towards our planned ADA compliance building project. We continue to develop our plans for enhancing the functionality of our existing space, and are actively seeking potential grant funding to support these exciting initiatives.
2. We are Building a Sustainable Future
We know that safeguarding the principal value of our endowment is critical in order to fund Library operations into the future, so we have prudently reduced our annual draw from the endowment for operating use. While in the short term this has required offsetting cuts in spending, we continue to pursue strategic avenues to provide a permanent path to sustainability, including successfully lobbying for the establishment of a Board of Finance Task Force to address the Library’s municipal funding.