To meet our annual fund goal, we still need to raise $85,000 by the end of our fiscal year on June 30. Every dollar raised is critical to our operations. Can we count on you to renew or even increase your donation before June 30?

  • With a gift of $50-$100, you can help underwrite a children’s story hour.
  • A contribution of $250 can provide an online “Meet the Author” program.
  • By donating $500, you can help sponsor a live music or theater program.
  • A most generous gift of $1,000 allows for a school field trip to visit a special collection exhibition.

Your gift at any level will help us carry out our mission to enrich lives by serving the cultural, educational, and intellectual needs of the entire community.

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Join our supporters today!

As intended by one of the library’s founders Virginia Marquand Monroe, Pequot Library is “free as air to all.” Anyone may check out items from the circulating book collection; have access, by appointment, to our Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives; visit an exhibition; and attend programs for all ages. All of this and more is available to our community without charging fees or requiring membership dues. 

As an association library, Pequot Library is a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies on private donations and annual support from the Town of Fairfield. Foundation grants, businesses, and corporate sponsors, special event fundraisers, and individual donors like you enable us to offer library services and education programs for free to little cost, year after year. Your support makes a big difference.

We are grateful to our annual fund supporters and pleased to offer special benefits to the Friends of Pequot Library for one year from the date of your donation. Donations to Pequot Library are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Friends of Pequot Library

Benefits for the Friends of Pequot Library vary by giving level. Thank you for your support!

Individual | $50

  • Access to the Library’s Blog
  • Subscription to the Library’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, Digital Digest  
  • Invitations to in-person and virtual programs and events 
  • Invitation to Library’s Annual Meeting in October 

Individual PLUS* | $100 

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Opportunity to join the Young Patrons Group*
  • Invitation to a preview of a Special Collections exhibition 
  • Name included in the Library’s Annual Report 
  • Subscription to the thrice-yearly program brochure, Under the Arches

Dual/Family* | $250

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Priority appointments with the Special Collections and Archives
  • Invitations to special children’s story hours and YA reading circles
  • Invitation to Summer Book Sale Preview Party

Contributor | $500 

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Recognition with a bookplate in a new book acquisition for the circulating collection 
  • Invitations to private behind-the-scenes Special Collections tours and lectures

Patron | $1,000 

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Advance invitations to off-site tours and day trips, as available 
  • Invitation to annual private major donor appreciation reception

Mary Catherine Hull Wakeman Society | $2,500 

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Pequot Library gift bag/bundle 
  • Annual recognition in the Library’s entryway/vestibule
  • Advance invitations to private collections and other exclusive special events/programs, as available

Elbert and Virginia Marquand Monroe Guild | $5,000

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Priority seating at on-site special events and programs, upon request 
  • Discount on venue rental during Library hours. (Restrictions may apply and may affect IRS donation value. Please contact the Development Office for more information)
  • VIP parking at Library’s special events and programs, upon request

Founders Circle | $10,000

All of the above benefits, plus: 

  • Featured acknowledgement in the annual report 
  • Access to the Library for an after-hours (1x/year) private reception (Attendance is limited, restrictions may apply, may affect IRS donation value, and all costs associated with the event are the responsibility of the Founders Circle member. Please contact the Development Office for more information)
  • Name recognition on the title wall at a Special Collections exhibition of your choice.


*Young Patrons $100 single/couple or $250 family (Adults 49 and under)

  • Opportunities for networking with Southport/Fairfield neighbors
  • Annual Library behind-the-scenes tour
  • Special recognition in the Annual Report  

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