Serving Our Community
Pequot Library is proud to serve all residents of Fairfield thanks in large part to the Town of Fairfield municipal appropriation in each year’s operating budget helping to support 20% of our annual costs, including buying books for the circulating collection, funding a portion of professional staff costs, financing a portion of maintenance of our facility, and supporting quality education programs, school tours, care of the Special Collections, and other day-to-day operational expenses associated with direct services to visitors of all ages.
A public association library, we proudly partner with our colleagues at the other two public libraries in the town of Fairfield, Fairfield Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch, to share and circulate our collection of lending items through a collaborative singular lending service and catalog.
The Pequot Library "Free as Air" Program
Pequot Library has been able to share hundreds of books with its community partners who do not have the resources for books for its residents and clientele. Since the beginning of the pandemic, book donations to Pequot Library have grown significantly, and without being able to hold our traditional book sales, our donation bins are overflowing. Rather than stopping donations, we have been reaching out to local organizations that can also use books, and have been helping build their libraries. Pequot Library is happy to share the resources given to us by our loyal and generous patrons with organizations who do not have access to materials like these. Thank you to all of our supporters who have provided these donations. We are so grateful to you and are happy to continue to accept all books and to get them in the hands of local community partners who really need them when we cannot utilize them ourselves. Donating to Pequot Library is supporting the greater community at large.E-mail for information about how to give or receive book donations.
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We go beyond our four walls to engage, educate, and inspire the community. We offer books at the Southport Train Station year-round, and in the Summer we have book carts at Lake Mohegan and Jennings Beach. We take our children’s and adult programs into the surrounding area through storytimes with partnering organizations, and lectures and presentations about the history of Southport. We participate with Town of Fairfield Chamber of Commerce events and work with local universities and zoos.For More Information