Dear Library Supporters,
On a typical day in Concord, over 900 people visit our wonderful Library to access books and materials, attend a meeting, visit Special Collections, find a quiet spot to study or work, participate in a program or connect with a friend. We are so proud of the Library’s role in strengthening the Concord community and we are grateful to you for helping to keep our Library thriving.
Over the past few weeks, our Librarians have had to rapidly shift gears to provide services to the public without the use of buildings or in-person visits. And the Library Corporation is doing the same to ensure the Library has the necessary funding to enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance.
Year in and year out, we have been able to do this because of the generosity of people like you who love and rely on the Library, have a deep belief in the value of its mission, and recognize the essential role libraries have in reducing social and economic inequalities. Our Annual Fund typically raises $150,000 per year to support vital needs. As you can imagine, the pandemic has us concerned about the reality of raising this essential funding this year.
When CFPL once again opens its doors, our patrons will return to the comfort and stability we have provided since 1873. I look forward to that day soon and to seeing so many of you back in the stacks.
In the meantime, our wonderful Library staffers are still available to answer questions and brainstorm problems with you even though our physical buildings are closed. Reach out anytime. Click here to learn more about the wealth of wonderful resources available online. You can also click here for the informative newsletter the Library staff sends out each week.
Sherry F. Litwack, President