Support Your Library

While the Town of Stratford pays a generous portion of the Library’s operating expenses, the Stratford Library Association depends on support from caring individuals like you to help fund collections, job search resources, cultural events, children’s programs, technology and maker services, and so much more. Your gift helps keep these vital services FREE for all Stratford residents.

Join the Stratford Library Associates

When you give to the Library, you join a growing community of supporters who fund the innovative services, information, and ideas our community needs. In appreciation of supporting the Library’s growth and addressing critical needs, Associates receive Library updates, an invitation to the annual thank you event, and acknowledgment in the annual report. You join the Associates when you give today (printable PDF of Associates form). Sign up today! For more information, call 203-385-4166.

Use this button for Associates or general donations:

Donate in honor of someone or in their memory

If you are donating in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one, please use this donate link. When you answer the question “Whom are you honoring with your donation” include their address and the Library will notify your honoree of your donation.

Employer Matching

Employee match programs require a small amount of effort to engage, but the work will pay off for the Stratford Library. Please check with your employer for the process to match your gift.

Your Legacy

Planned giving is a thoughtful and strategic way to have a meaningful impact on the Stratford Library Association’s future while enjoying benefits for yourself and your loved ones. Talk to your financial and legal advisors about your options. We are here to discuss the most suitable approach that aligns with your vision for impact on future generations. Learn more about including the library in your estate planning. Contact Sheri Szymanski, Executive Director to discuss your giving plans at 203-385-4166 or

Donate to Special Funds

Caring individuals and families have established funds at the Library. To donate to a specific fund, please use the “Add Any Special Instructions” box to identify your preferred fund. Contact Sheri Szymanski, Executive Director with any questions at 203-385-4166 or

Thank you

The Library’s mission is to empower and enrich our diverse community by providing access to innovative services, information, and ideas.

The vision for Stratford Library is a welcoming and dynamic community center for a diverse and evolving Stratford, recognized as the Town’s essential partner in giving all residents the informational, educational, and cultural resources they need to thrive.

The Stratford Library holds space to learn, create, and share.

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