We THANK everyone who loves and supports the Library, but especially today! Because of you, we surpassed our GivingTuesday goal! Thank you to all the individual donors and matching challenge supporters who contributed to make this year’s GivingTuesday fundraiser a big success! If you haven’t already made a gift to the Stonington Free Library , don’t
Edward Everett Hale once said: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Because of all the individual donors and matching challenge supporters who contributed to this year’s GivingTuesday we surpassed our goal. Thank you! This year the Stonington Small Business Collaborative came together to create a significant matching opportunity for individual donors.
On November 27th, join our sponsors and the Stonington Small Business Collaborative in this amazing opportunity to support your Library!
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.
Did you know……That SFL serves all 40 square miles of the Town of Stonington, including the villages of Pawcatuck and Mystic? In fact, more than half of our active cardholders reside outside the 06378 zip code!
Stonington Free Library offers those who wish to support the Library the option to become a sustainer. If you would rather donate on a monthly basis, securely and worry free, we’d be happy to set you up. Each year sustainers receive a report on their contributions along with our wholehearted appreciation for their steadfast support.
You’re special people and we are so grateful that you are with us for the long haul!
Beth Walker has been part of the Stonington community for many years. She loves it here and she loves the Library. So, it is no surprise that when she approached the front door on a Friday afternoon in July and found it locked, she was incensed.
Trustees Allegra Griffiths and Denise Easton have been elected Co-Presidents of the Board of Trustees.
Our sincerest thanks to the Mystic Woman’s Club for their grant of $550 which has allowed us to purchase an additional book cart and materials for our branch at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. Library volunteers run the PNC branch every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out items or place requests for items to be brought at an upcoming visit. The Library’s collaboration with the PNC to create this branch began in January 2017. Since it began the branch has served 301 people who have checked out 514 items.
This past October the Library held a Community Conversation and Open House week to present its recently completed Strategic Plan to the community. President of the Board Nick Kepple and several Trustees including Kate Randolph, Allegra Griffiths and Denise Easton reported on the goals of the Strategic Plan, the Library’s financial situation and a proposed addition to the building to make the Library accessible and ADA compliant. Since the Community Conversation, the Library has continued an advocacy campaign to town leaders and submitted two funding requests to the town. The first request was for an increase to the Library’s annual municipal funding, which supports Library operations. The second request was for town capital improvement funds to assist with making the building accessible and ADA compliant.