Friends of the Fairfield Public Library join #GivingTuesday movement

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library are partnering with Talbots at 165 Main Street in Westport, for a shop-for-a-cause event, “Share the Fun & Make a Difference” in connection with #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 4-7 p.m., 10% of pre-tax sales at the Talbots store will be donated to The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library. Shoppers will be treated to light refreshments while they shop.

giving_tuesday_logostacked1#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The event is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday giving season while also inspiring people to collaborate in improving their local communities by giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Danielle Sharp, Director of Development for the Friends, says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for folks to start their holiday gift shopping for others and/or treat themselves to a fabulous new outfit to wear during the holidays, while at the same time helping the Friends raise money for the Fairfield Public Library. We are so grateful to Talbots for their generosity and partnership in connection with #GivingTuesday this year.”

In existence since 2003, The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community, and advocating for quality library service for all of the people of the town of Fairfield.  Over the past thirteen years, The Friends have provided over $300,000 to the Library to support special programs, services and resources not included in the operating budget, including a commitment to fund the Library’s museum pass program with $10,000 a year for 10 years.

The Friends sponsor the Fairfield Public Library’s One Book One Town celebration and its Soundwaves Concert Series. They also manage the Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery and oversee the ongoing sale of gently used books and CD’s in The Twice REaD Room, both at the Main Library.  The Friends also offer a Books as Gifts program which allows people to honor or remember a loved one with a bookplate placed in a new book to be added to the Library’s collection.

For more information about the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/our-community/friends-of-fairfield-public-library/.

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