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Community Impact Survey from United Way of Coastal & Western Connecticut

United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut (UWCWC) is embarking on a strategic planning process. Your insights will help shape the future of the organization, ensuring that their efforts align with the priorities and aspirations of the community. Please take a few minutes to fill out their  Community Input survey, which will remain open through January 23. 

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Library Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington

STAMFORD, August 2, 2023 – The Ferguson Library will host a variety of special events to mark the 60 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when a quarter of a million people rallied to demand an end to segregation as well as fair wages and economic justice, voting rights and civil rights protections.
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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.

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Connecticut Summer at the Museum 2023: Free Admission for Kids

It’s time to explore! Starting now through September 4, Connecticut children ages 18 and younger, with one accompanying state resident adult, can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum (CSM) program. Click here for a list of participants in Fairfield County and other state regions.

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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! 

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Notary Public Services Available at the Main Library

Anyone needing a notary public to officially notarize documents can find one beginning June 1 at the Main Library. Notary services are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Announcing the 2023 Teen Art Contest Winner

The winner of this year's Teen Art Contest is Aarna Agrawal, who is in seventh grade at Dolan Middle School in Stamford. Her winning image will be the featured art used in all Teen Summer Learning program materials.

Congratulations Aarna!

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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.

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Ferguson Library CEO Alice Knapp to be honored for literacy work

STAMFORD, March 9, 2023 – Ferguson Library CEO Alice Knapp will be honored by the Stamford Public Education Foundation April 27 with their Leadership in Literacy Award. The award recognizes community leaders who go above and beyond in their support of public education and children’s literacy.

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Library to conduct master plan feasibility study

STAMFORD, February 28, 2023 – The Ferguson Library has hired New York-based architecture firm HMA2 to conduct a feasibility study of all its facilities to plan for system-wide growth over the next decade.
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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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