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Save Pequot Library!

Friday, April 05, 2013, 09:00am - 06:00pm

Pequot Library Still Needs Your Support!
Fairfield RTM Budget Hearing
Date: Mon, May 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield
(Get Directions)
 
Pequot Library is facing one last push to officially restore our public funding from the Town of Fairfield. The Fairfield RTM will vote on the entire town budget on Monday evening at a hearing open to the public. Please come once again to show your support for Pequot Library by strength in numbers.

How you can still help:
Before the meeting:
•    Continue to contact your RTM members and ask them to support the full restoration of Pequot Library's public funding
•    Sign our online petition and share it with your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to sign. It really helps!

At the meeting:
•    Attend the meeting!  Show your RTM members that the citizens of Fairfield and Southport support Pequot Library
•    Bring your yellow lawn signs or your own homemade signs. (We'll collect lawn signs after the meeting.)

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ACT NOW!  We need their continuing support through the vote on May 6, 2013.

Take a look at Pequot Library's presentation to the RTM on Monday, April 22, 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.


Make your Voice Heard - Sign our Petition!

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!

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(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.)


Watch News coverage

4/12/13 Click Here to watch News 8 news coverage.

4/10/13 Click Here to watch News 12 Connecticut news coverage.

4/3/13 Click Here to watch News 12 Connecticut news coverage.

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Learn more Pequot Library facts (and debunk some myths):

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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,
Easter Egg Roll

~ 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
on the map

~ 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!

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Thank you.

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