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Horizons Program Admissions Nights at the Ferguson Library

Horizons at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) will be hosting admission nights Tuesday, January 24 from 4 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lower Level Makerspace of the Ferguson Library. During the admissions evenings, staff will be on hand to screen for eligibility and to assist families in completing applications which are available online in English, Spanish and Creole.

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Annual Stamford Literary Competition Now Open

The Stamford Literary Competition, which celebrates excellence in student writing, is now open to students who live or attend school in Stamford, and are in grades 3 to 12. Entries in original fiction, nonfiction and poetry are welcome. All entries must be submitted by February 10.

For entrance guidelines and rules, including required length and format, and the entry form, click here.

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City of Stamford and the Ferguson library Announce Designation of Stamford as a Book Sanctuary City

STAMFORD, January 9, 2023 – Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons today joined Ferguson Library CEO Alice Knapp, Ferguson Library Board of Trustees Chair Stephanie O’Shea, and Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero to announce that Stamford has been designated a book sanctuary city. The City of Stamford is the first municipality in Connecticut to do this, following the lead of the Chicago Public Library and the city of Chicago, which took this step in September 2022.

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Ferguson Library Announces A Novel Affair Honoree

STAMFORD, January 4, 2023 – The Ferguson Library will hold its major fundraiser, A Novel Affair, Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Main Library, DiMattia Building, 96 Broad Street in Stamford. The library will honor Polly O’Brien Morrow and Pitney Bowes with the Ferguson Award.
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The Ferguson Library is now offering a new selection of services for writers and readers through BiblioBoard Library. This suite of resources encourages local writers and readers to create, share and discover unique digital content.
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The Ferguson Library Awarded Funds from Area Charitable Foundations to Support Expanded Services for the Community

The Ferguson Library was recently awarded $55,000 through a series of grants from the Pitney Bowes Foundation, the Louis J. Casale Jr. Charitable Foundation and the First County Bank Foundation that will support services offered at the library.
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April is Poetry Month!

Roses are red, violets are blue, now that it's April, we have poetry books for you! 

Celebrate Poetry Month with us at the library. Stop in at any library branch and check out a book of poems about your favorite topic. Kids: You can also try to write your own poem and practice your rhyming words. 


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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.

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Forums to Address Long-Range Planning for Stamford School Facilities

The City of Stamford, in collaboration with Stamford Public Schools, is developing a master plan to address the current and future needs of Stamford's school campuses and facilities. As part of this process, a series of public forums will be held for community members to hear from experts about this plan. Each meeting will address specific themes; all will provide the same opening presentation and allow time for questions.

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Kindergarten Registration Is Open! La Inscripción Escolar Para Kindergarten Está Abierta!

To register, your child must be five years old on or before January 1, 2023.
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A Novel Affair scheduled for April 7

The Ferguson Library will hold its major fundraiser, A Novel Affair, Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. as an in-person event. The library will honor long-time Friends of the Ferguson Library board member Ann Sexton with the Ferguson Award. A Novel Affair is the Ferguson Library’s signature benefit, raising critical funds to help provide library services to the Stamford community. The event will be held at the library. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to attend.
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Ferguson joins CT State Library Task Force to help Afghan refugees

Stamford, November 23, 2021 - The Connecticut State Library has formed a Public Library Task Force consisting of libraries in communities receiving Afghan refugees to identify ways that the Connecticut library community can support the organizations welcoming refugees and offer direct services. These libraries are Bridgeport Public Library, Ferguson Library in Stamford, New Haven Free Public Library, Public Library of New London, Phoebe Griffin Knowles Library, Norwalk Public Library, Old Lyme and Russell Library, Middletown.

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Ferguson Library to rename Main Library Auditorium after long-time trustee Dudley N. Williams, Jr.

The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees has voted to rename its Main Library Auditorium after the late Dudley N. Williams, Jr. to honor his longtime dedication and service to the library. The official renaming of the Dudley N. Williams, Jr. Auditorium will be celebrated December 12 at 2 p.m. during a reception featuring a performance by a Stamford Symphony quartet. It will be open to the public.
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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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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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