37th Annual Fund Drive


President's Message:

Everyone probably has a favorite memory connected with a library, a book discovered, a friend met, a child fascinated by a story. For me, it was summer visits to the library with my grandmother as I selected books to take back to her house to read on her lawn. As I worked my way through every book I could find about horses and enjoyed the long summer days, my love of reading, and of libraries, was set for life.

Libraries have changed so much over the years, along with their offerings, but one thing has remained the same - the vital role they have to play in making our communities better, richer places in which to live. Our own East Lyme Library is an outstanding example. Even in these challenging economic times, as funding from the state decreases and the town seeks economies, our wonderful library staff does its utmost to provide exemplary service and to meet the needs of you, the library patrons.

These economic headwinds make our annual fund drive all the more vital. Your generosity enables our librarians to continue to offer rich programming for all ages and to add to our collection of books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals and technology.

On behalf of the library's board of trustees, staff, and volunteers, I would like to thank you for your past support and thank you in advance for your continuing generosity.

Holly Cheeseman
President, Board of Trustees