Friends of Greenwich Library

Now more than ever, our community is flocking to the Greenwich Library. The Library offers more than 1,800 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 more than 40 years has provided an eclectic mix of new releases, classics and foreign films
  • Children’s Programs and Shows: annual productions presented by TheatreWorks USA
  • Concerts in our Cole Auditorium: annual visits from the distinguished Musicians from Marlboro
  • The Flinn Gallery: offers a range of exhibits focused on contemporary artists.
  • The Oral History Project: a collection of more than 950 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.

Friends Board

  • Sharon Fortenbaugh, Chairman
  • Hilary Martin Lea, Vice Chairman
  • Jeanine B. Getz, Treasurer
  • Anne Shafqat, Recording Secretary
  • Wayne Campbell
  • Bebbie Chickering
  • Monique Christensen
  • Ruth Davidson
  • Robin Edelston
  • Traci Fiore
  • Andrea Greer
  • Nicole Hadley
  • MariaSole Kaine
  • Karen D. Koetter
  • Mary Ellen LeBien
  • Kathleen Link
  • Jane Marsh
  • Sharon Phillips
  • Barbara Richards
  • Trish Stefani
  • Carolyn Surgent
  • Judy Crystal (Friends of Byram Shubert Library)
  • Susanne Wahba (Friends of Byram Shubert Library)
  • Shannon Bassalik (Friends of Cos Cob Library)
  • Robert Marks, 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