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Supported Library Activities

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The Friends co-sponsors programs with other community groups and organizations.

Stamford Literary Competition – Encourage the young writers in your life - your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, students and friends - by urging them to enter our annual Stamford Literary Competition, sponsored by the Friends of The Ferguson Library and the Stamford Literary Competition Committee. The goal of the competition is to recognize excellence in student writing.

Children in grades 3-12 who live in Stamford or attend school here, are invited to submit original works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, with a maximum length of 1500 words. All entries must be typed, single spaced, with a 12 point font.

Reach Out and Read – with Literacy Volunteers and Stamford Health System. This program uses the power of a supportive relationship between parents and health care providers to help families support their children's early literary development. Volunteer to read to children at the Rehab Center. For more information contact Diane Rosenthal, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers at 324-5214.

Books for Babies – with Stamford Hospital. This program provides a free first book to every baby born at Stamford Hospital.

Adopt a Book - Honor a loved one or the memory of someone special with a donated book.