Join The Stamford Kindness Project
Be part of the Stamford Kindness Project, a movement created by the City of Stamford that aims to spread love, positivity and kindness in our community and beyond through considerate and selfless acts. The campaign runs through December 25.
Here are ideas to get started: Stop by any branch of the Ferguson Library to design a thank-you card for your teacher or create and post an encouraging message. Leave a bottle of water for your postal courier. Pay for someone's coffee. Compliment a colleague. Hold open an elevator door. Volunteer. The sky is the limit.
Kids Events for Library's 60th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington
Join us for a screening and discussion of the animated film based on the 2008 picture book March On! by Christine King Farris, giving her account of the March and the impact of the "I Have a Dream" speech delivered by her brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This family event will be held Saturday, August 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Main Library and Saturday, August 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the South End Branch.
New Books in Turkish for Kids
The Youth Services department would like to recognize Defne and Berna of the Merih family for their generous donation of books for children in Turkish! More than 200 new titles have been added to the Juvenile World Languages Collection at the Main Library so stop in and find your next great read.
Many thanks to the Merih family for their wonderful gift to the community.
Tiny Art Show a Huge Success!
Our thanks to all the artists who participated in the library's Tiny Art Show. Thanks to you, the show was a huge success! But all good things must come to an end. It's time to collect the masterpieces you created that have been on display to the public. Come see us at the location where you participated and pick up your family's paintings from June 15 to July 1. We'll include a tiny easel for you to display your work at home. Thanks for making it a great show!
June is African American Music Month
Summer is here and the time is right for dancing! Since June is African American Music Month, we are celebrating with great music. Stop by and check out CDs, find books about famous musicians, and stream music from Hoopla, or find live performances on Medici.tv, all free with your library card.
Children's Book Week Book Giveaway
Calling all kids and teens in grades pre-K to 8! Celebrate Children's Book Week with free books. Drop by any of our branches at these times and get two books for your home library, while supplies last.
The giveaway is presented in partnership with the City of Stamford, Reading is Fundamental, Stamford Public Education Foundation and Stamford Public Schools.
Teen Book Suggestions
Looking for your next book? You may be in luck. Stamford teens have been writing short book reviews for the library. Come to the Teen Room on the Lower Level of the Main Library and look for the table full of books with a review stuffed in each. You might just walk away with your next great read or a suggestion for a sibling or friend.
Great News for Stamford Public Schools Students
The cooperative partnership between Ferguson Library and Stamford Public Schools allows students access to our huge collection of great kids and teen e-books and streaming materials. Browse here for your next great book from any of our digital content platforms. Simply enter 2111800 and your student ID number to borrow the materials.
Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Books
The Ferguson Library is offering volunteer hours to teens grades 6 to 12 to write book reviews. Reviews will be featured on the library's Youth Instagram page and displayed with reviewed books at the library.
Teens may submit up to two book reviews per week here. For each review approved by a librarian, teens will receive one hour of volunteer credit.
Friends of Ferguson Library Literary Competition 2022 Now Accepting Submissions
Do you know a budding writer? The Stamford Literary Competition celebrates excellence in student writing. The contest is open to Stamford students in grades 3 through 12 in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Entries are due February 11. Online submissions only please. Entry form
Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Internships
Are you a Stamford public high school student interested in a one-year paid internship? Are you committed to the vision of a more positive school environment? Then you are a great fit for the Stamford Cradle to Career Youth Leadership. Here you can earn money, gain valuable experience and make a difference. No academic requirements or skills needed. Simply click here to apply before January 10.
Parent Leadership Training Institute
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.