Pequot Library Needs YOU!

During these challenging times, Pequot Library is proud to serve our community through numerous new online programs. Since closing our doors in March, our talented staff has created a wide array of online activities from authors talks to book clubs to homeschooling tips and educational activities, reaching thousands of digital participants. We look forward to bringing back our live programs and events as soon as possible. Last year we provided for the community 585 programs and events, 42 school and group tours, and library services to 64,108 patrons, including nearly 40% who were children.

There is no doubt that this year will be different. Organizations and individuals must adjust to a new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Throughout this difficult time, the Librarys Board of Trustees has held the position that we will maintain our stellar staff, reopen as soon as possible, and resume programs at the same level of activity when practical. We know that the community needs our library, perhaps more than ever before, as a place of culture, learning and resources which are, as our founder phrased it, free as air to all.

As we begin to prepare reopening our doors, the reality is that we need your help at this time.

The annual events which are central to Pequot Library’s fundraising have been cancelled or postponed until our next fiscal year. This will take an enormous toll. Your gift now will have a tremendous positive impact on Pequot Library’s future.

Our goal is to raise $200,000 by June 30th, the end of our fiscal year.

We will restart and maintain our full array of programs as soon as we can. We genuinely need your help to accomplish this. Thank you for considering a generous gift of support.

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Friends of Pequot Library members are an integral part of Pequot’s mission to bring literature, music, art, science, and the humanities to the community. Without members’ support, none of what we do would be possible. As a thank you for all that Friends of Pequot Library members do for the Library, we offer numerous benefits at every level of giving.

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Donations & Gifts

Help support Pequot Library by donating your good quality books, LP records, original CDs and DVDs, comic books and other book material.

Support the Library

“I love Pequot. The people are amazing, the books are fantastic, and the building is gorgeous!”



Volunteers are essential to the running of Pequot Library, both in conjunction with events and programs and with the day-to-day workings of the Library. Help is needed in all areas, and whether you have a couple hours a year or a couple hours a week, we will happily accept the time you have to give!

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Find out more information about our Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities and how you can get involved with Pequot Library.

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Through interactive experiences with the primary source material found in Pequot Library’s Special Collections, our programs spark curiosity, foster critical thinking, and inspire students to share insights and perspectives.


Special Events

Special Events are a vital component of Pequot Library’s fundraising efforts, helping the Library to raise nearly 70% of its annual operating costs. Each fundraising event – from galas to book sales – is an opportunity to engage and serve the community, as well as fund the services, programs, and exhibitions offered for free at Pequot Library throughout the year.

Fundraising at Pequot