Support New Canaan Library Today
New Canaan Library is a funding partnership. The Library receives a grant from the Town of New Canaan to fund approximately 74% of its annual operating budget and none of its capital improvements on an aging campus.
Our "Annual Challenge" this year is to raise $410,000, or the remaining 26%, needed to fully fund the programs, collections, and services our community requires. Contributions also fund repairs and improvements to the building and grounds.
Last year your contributions enabled us to provide borrowers with over 500,000 traditional and digital items, while over 34,000 children and adults attended programs, events, and story times. We also tripled our internet access capacity and added a new parking lot.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors.
Please consider making a gift to this year's Annual Challenge.
Every gift can inspire a new interest, a new career, or new research. Please consider the following gift categories when making a contribution to the Library's Annual Appeal:
- Lifelong Learners: up to $249
- Avid Readers: $250 - $499
- Book Collectors: $500 - $999
- Literature Lovers and Patron Society*: $1,000 - $2,499
- Writer's Corner: $2,500 - $4,999*
- Director's Circle: $5,000 - $9,999*
- President's Circle: $10,000 and above*
* Donors who make a cumulative annual gift of $1,000 or more are members of the Patron Society and enjoy additional benefits like reserved seating at events and invitations to special programs.
TRIBUTE and MEMORIAL GIFTS
We welcome gifts in honor of a friend or relative to mark a special occasion. Gifts in memory of a loved one are also a fitting tribute. The gift can be of a general nature, or you can specify an area of interest. We will acknowledge your gift to the honoree or family.
DESIGNATED or CAPITAL GIFTS
We are happy to meet with you if you wish to make a gift for a designated purpose or want to learn more about important fundraising indicatives at the Library. Please contact Susan LaPerla, at 203-594-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAVING A LEGACY THROUGH PLANNED GIVING
The Founders’ Circle recognizes and celebrates those individuals who have made provisions to include New Canaan Library in their wills and estate plans. The world of libraries is changing and the kind of support a bequest gives ensures the Library’s ability to make long range plans to meet future challenges. We invite you to join other like-minded donors and become a member of this special group.
Learn more about leaving a legacy through PLANNED GIVING>>