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NEA Big Read Coming Soon!

Visit any of our branches to pick up a free copy of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved to be part of the Ferguson Library's month-long, community-wide NEA Big Read this October.

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage

Join us to celebrate the Latinx community through poetry, theater, dance and an informative panel discussion.

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Opportunities for Hard-Working Communities

Prosperi-Key, a one-stop, 24/7 digital platform designed to help people who work hard but have trouble making ends meet, and the new Healthy Savings program, an initiative that offers substantial discounts to shoppers with limited budgets, are now live and actively registering new members.  

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Ferguson Library awarded grant to close digital divide

The Ferguson Library has been awarded a $96,400 Connecticut State Library (CSL) grant underwritten by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will support the creation of the Digital Navigators program, an initiative designed to address existing digital inequity among Stamford constituencies that lack the tools and skills to effectively access resources available through internet.
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Rent relief

If you are having trouble paying your rent due to the pandemic, you can apply for assistance through Connecticut's UniteCT Rental Assistance Program. This is a state program that can help with rent and electric utility bills. Call 844 864-8328 for information.

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P2P On Wheels Is On the Road

P2P On Wheels, the Person-to-Person mobile food pantry, which delivers emergency food assistance where needed most, has been back in service since July, visiting the South End Branch on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., among other Stamford locations.

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Internet Archive Offers Free Audio Content

Looking for something to listen to? It’s easy. Just visit the Internet Archive, home to millions of audio recordings, ranging from live music and podcasts to classic audiobooks.

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Access Health CT Extends Deadline

The deadline for the Access Health CT Special Enrollment was extended to October 31, making it easier and more convenient for Connecticut residents to obtain a good and affordable health insurance plan.
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Sparkler: Learn Through Play – Stamford Cradle to Career | United Way of Western CT

Get a FREE Developmental Screening App. Stamford is pleased to provide Sparkler, a free developmental screening application, available in English and Spanish, that promotes healthy early childhood development and helps you advocate for your child. With the help of Sparkler, parents and families have access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (a developmental screening), developmentally aligned play activities, parent forums, and early childhood coaches.

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Ferguson Library awarded IMLS Grant for services to people with disabilities and reading barriers

The Ferguson Library Awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Through Its Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to Improve the Library’s Services for People with Disabilities and Reading Barriers

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Free Covid Vaccine Clinics

Get ready for back to school with vaccines, boosters and a flu shot! Click here for information on free Stamford Covid-19 vaccine clinics.  Covid-19 vaccines are free, do not require ID or insurance, and no appointment needed! All locations have trained nurses to administer vaccines. 

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Housing Assistance

Know someone who needs help with housing assistance? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have partnered on a housing assistance website to help homeowners and renters during the pandemic.

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Zakiya Harris

Friends of the Ferguson Library, in partnership with the Darien Library, to Host an Evening with Bestselling Author Zakiya Dalila Harris on Sept. 30.
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New Technology Lending Library

Our thanks go to First County Bank for a generous $10,000 grant to support our new technology lending library.
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The Ferguson Library Awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Grant to Support its NEA Big Read Project Focused on Toni Morrison’s Beloved

STAMFORD, July 29, 2021 – The Ferguson Library is pleased to announce it was awarded a $12,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to participate in the NEA Big Read this October. The grant will support community-wide reading, programming and conversation inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved by Toni Morrison.

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