The link below will take you to a 28-minute radio program on Soundprint titled “Who Needs Libraries?” It’s a good question, especially now that eBooks have become popular, accessible, and affordable (free in the case of the classics.) Are books going to go away? Will we stop having community libraries? Book publishers and libraries have weathered this particular storm before; and librarians are always very adaptable to new technologies: librarians have been around a long time, and even the book was a new technology to us once. . . . → Read More: Director’s Blog: Who needs libraries?
Although the Town of Wilton heavily subsidizes the Library, it is not enough to cover all our operating expenses. We still need to raise about $20,000 a year to make ends meet. We raise this money in a variety of ways: fundraisers, book sales, fees, legacies and bequests, grants and requested donations, and from the generous unsolicited donations we receive throughout the year. A Fall newsletter is in the works, which includes an appeal letter for the annual Fall Fundraiser. . . . → Read More: From the Director: Fundraising
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Wilton Free Public Library Please RSVP by Oct. 12 to Sandy at 645-4831 or email
Please join us for an informal gathering at the Wilton Public Library to discuss underage drinking prevention. I volunteered to host this important get-together for our friends and neighbors—knowing that like . . . → Read More: You’re Invited to a Parent Party!
Pictured are Irv Faunce and Jan Collins of Wilton Blueberry Farm (right) presenting a check to David Olson, Sandra Warren, and Lynne Hunter (center to left). Library Day at the farm resulted in a contribution of $1000 to the Library’s operating fund. Irv and Jan said the turnout was great and many people . . . → Read More: Library Day at Wilton Blueberry Farm
Sat., Aug. 28, 2010
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton
8 a.m. scrambles format – shotgun start 18 holes
12-2 p.m. gourmet picnic lunch
$40/golfer, lunch included; $10 lunch only for non-golfers.
Proceeds benefit the library, pre-school children, downtown flowers, . . . → Read More: Tyngtown Tee Time and Picnic Lunch