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Support the Library

Your library is the heart of the community - the place where people come to read, discover, attend a program, learn a new skill. The Ferguson Library receives 85% of its funding from the city, which means we must raise 15% from private contributions. 

Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated. 

There are many ways to support the Library

Make a Donation to our Annual Appeal
The funds raised from our Annual Appeal help us purchase materials, provide quality programming and update our technology. We send out the Appeal each fall, but welcome donations at any time of the year.

Sunday Sponsorships
Sundays are one of our busiest days of the week. You can help us maintain these important Sunday hours at the Main Library with our Sunday Sponsor program. For more information contact Development Director Linda Avellar at 203 351-8208,

A Novel Affair
A Novel Affair, the Library's annual spring fundraiser, is an evening of food, spirits and fun to benefit the Library. Most of the funds are raised through sponsorships. We welcome your support!

The Ferguson Library Foundation
The Ferguson Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization which uses private contributions to help the Library enhance its endowment, a cornerstone of financial stability for the future. To make a contribution please make checks payable to The Ferguson Library Foundation. Checks may be mailed to:
The Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904
or make a secure online donation and indicate Ferguson Library Foundation in the acknowledgement field.

The Friends of The Ferguson
Friends of the Ferguson LibraryThe Friends of The Ferguson Library generously supports Library programming and collections through revenue raised through their award-winning book shops at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch. Visit the Friends site to find out how you can help.


Legacy giving
A bequest or other legacy gift will enhance library services to our community for generations to come. Please consider the Ferguson in your estate planning. For more information on how you can make a legacy gift to the Library, contact Linda Avellar at 203 351-8208.

The Adopt-a-Book program is another way to support the Library’s collection and make a meaningful gift to someone special at the same time.

The Ferguson Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.