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Our Mission: "We sell quality used books at reasonable prices to provide financial support for the mission of the Friends of Ferguson Library."
The award-winning, virtually all-volunteer Friends Used Book Shops have become cherished community places, earning the Friends "Stamford Downtown Retailer of the Year" (2003) and CT Family Magazine's Shops as one of Fairfield County's '50 Coolest Places.'
Open all year during all Library hours. Our volunteers are a unique, dedicated group whose commitment is deep and ongoing. We look for a special skill set, revolving around love of books, sophisticated knowledge of books, and service to the community. When you join our team, you join a family. This could be a lifetime relationship!
Volunteering with the Friends Book Shops is hard, exciting, on-your-feet work. Every day brings new books, new customers, and new challenges. We invite you to join us in meeting all of them.
Through the funds raised in the Book Shops and through memberships, the Friends are able to support the Library's Children's Programs, Summer Reading Program, literacy projects, speakers, and films. We are also able to make monetary, as well as in-kind donations to the library for its collections. We run an annual Literary Competition for children in Fairfield County schools, grades 3-12, and we give a new board book to every baby born at Stamford Hospital.