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Pequot Library Still Needs Your Support!
How you can still help:
ACT NOW! We need their continuing support through the vote on May 6, 2013.
The following letter is from a Commissioner with the Office of the Arts, operating out of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic Community Development which distributes a $16million budget for Culture & Tourism. The Pequot Library’s position as a cultural landmark falls precisely under its purview.
We've started a petition to make sure everyone's voice is heard. Our original goal: 1,000 signers. Add your signature to our petition, and ask your friends to sign as well!
(Note: The free petition service has a default donation page that appears after you sign Pequot Library's petition. Please don't be fooled by thinking your donation goes to Pequot Library. It goes to iPetition, not Pequot. To donate to Pequot Library, click on the "Give Online Now!" button below. Thank you.)
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Learn more Pequot Library facts (and debunk some myths):
Did you Know?
~ Founded in 1889, Pequot Library is an integral part of town’s library system
~ Pequot is more than a full service library, it is a vibrant cultural institution
~ Fairfield residents make memories here - 4th of July Bike Parade, Holiday Caroling Party,
~ Pequot is funded by a large and diverse group of donors, the average annual fund gift is $150
~ “Books for Teachers” program contributes 25,000+ books to Bridgeport and New Haven schools
~ In addition to lending/programming, we are foundation of community and help put Fairfield
~ Two recent NY Times articles (Robert Frost poems/cards, Gone with the Wind exhibit) and frequent mentions draw regional attendance
~ New England’s largest book sale draws national attention
~ Eight annual “Free Young Persons' Concerts” draw statewide attendance
~ Pequot Library's nationally recognized rare book collection is on exhibit and available to patrons
~ Our Robert Robertson-designed building is a designated Historic American Building and is in the National Register of Historic Places
~ Iconic stacks with original Tiffany windows, for all to see and enjoy
~ Acoustically excellent, 220-seat auditorium (with 115-year old Steinway piano) is unique resource for town
In your email, phone call, or letter please feel free to add your own personal experiences at Pequot Library.
Thank you for taking action today so that our doors stay open and our intergenerational programs continue. Don’t let the town close us down!