Friends of Greenwich Library

Now more than ever, our community is flocking to the Greenwich Library. The Library offers more than 1,400 free programs, providing educational, cultural and practical information at a level of excellence that our patrons have come to expect. Your contribution to the Friends of the Greenwich Library have helped fund the following programs and services:

  • Children’s Outreach: supports the Summer Reading and Reading Readiness programs and partners with the Head Start program to encourage development of early literacy reading skills
  • Greenwich Library’s Book Van: provides weekly delivery and pick-up service to senior residences in Greenwich
  • The Friends Friday Film series: for nearly 40 years has provided an eclectic mix of new releases, classics and foreign films
  • Children’s Programs and Shows: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Grammy winners Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could
  • Concerts in our Cole Auditorium: distinguished Musicians from Marlboro and pianist Jeremy Denk
  • The Flinn Gallery: offers a range of exhibits focused on contemporary artists.
  • The Oral History Project: a collection of more than 800 interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed Greenwich history

The Friends of the Greenwich Library has combined its membership appeal into the overall Library annual fundraising campaign. The Friends’ program budget is then funded as part of this total.

Everyone who makes a contribution to Greenwich Library is known as a “Friend” of Greenwich Library. Donations to the Library support a wide variety of programs and services that are run by the Board of the Friends of the Greenwich Library and that are available to the community at no charge.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Shafqat in the Friends Office (203) 622-7938, or email the Friends Office.

Donate Today

It is through the generous donations from donors like you that allow us to offer amazing programs & services to the community.

Friends Board

  • Sharon Fortenbaugh, Chairman
  • Jeanine B. Getz, Treasurer
  • Robin Zorthian, Recording Secretary
  • Karen D. Koetter
  • Tracy McKenna
  • Ruth Davidson
  • Wayne Campbell
  • Bebbie Chickering
  • Jennifer Baldock
  • Mary Ellen LeBien
  • Robin Edelston
  • Nicole Hadley
  • Monique Christensen
  • Trish Stefani
  • Mary-Ann Zalman
  • Susanne Wahba
  • Traci Fiore
  • MariaSole Kaine
  • Carolyn Surgent
  • Haley Elmlinger, President, Board of Trustees
  • Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Library Director
  • Joseph Williams, Library Deputy Director
  • Kate Petrov, Public Relations Officer
  • Nancy Klein, Trustee Office Representative
  • Anne Shafqat, Office Manager

Friends Events

Explore the many Friends events going on at the Library.