Support Us

Little boy reading with mom in library

Your library is the heart of the community – the place where people come to learn a new skill, attend a program or just find quiet space to work or read. It is the primary portal for growth and self-improvement for so many in our community.

The Ferguson Library receives 80% of its funding from the city of Stamford, which means we rely on generous donors like you to raise the rest. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support the Library.



Donate to the Library

Financially support the Library with a one-time gift, a recurring monthly pledge or a legacy gift. Funds raised help purchase materials, provide quality programming and update technology. We send out an Annual Appeal in the fall, but welcome donations any time.

If you are over 70 1/2, you can donate directly from your IRA to a qualified charity. Check with your financial planner or the IRS for details.

We accept gifts of appreciated stock and can receive grants from Donor Advised Funds. Our Tax ID number is 06-0646528. For more information about giving to the library contact Linda Avellar, Director of Development & Communication 203 351- 8208

Friends of The Ferguson Library

Supports library programming and collections through revenue raised through their award-winning book shops at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch.



A way to learn new skills, meet people and make a difference in your community.

Ferguson Library Foundation

A nonprofit organization which uses private contributions to help the Library enhance its endowment, a cornerstone of financial stability for the future.


Support the Library’s collection and make a meaningful gift to someone special.

A Novel Affair

The Library’s annual spring fundraiser, is an evening of food, spirits and fun.



Sunday Sponsorships

Help the Main Library maintain Sunday hours, the busiest day of the week.

Our Sunday Sponsorship program is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to support the Library in a tangible way.

The Main Library is open 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Per hour, it is one of our busiest days of the week. We are committed to preserving Sunday hours, but in this era of tight budgets, we must rely on private giving to help bridge the gap.

Our Sunday Sponsors are recognized with a 10 x 6 foot banner outside the library the week of their sponsorship, on our website, in our monthly newsletter and annual report. (Of course, donors can choose to remain anonymous if they wish.)

For more information on The Ferguson Library’s Sunday Sponsorship program please contact Linda Avellar, Director of Development and Communication at 203 351-8208/


One Sunday $2,500
Four Sundays $10,000