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Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library

to contact the Friends please call: 203.576.7777 or email: Friends@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org

Thank you Friends and Community Supporters for organizing, advocating, voting, and supporting the 2009 Library Referendum!

The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, Inc. founded in 2002, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization charged with advocacy, fund-raising, and programming initiatives to help make our libraries thriving community centers of discovery and lifelong learning. Contributions to the Friends provide the Library purchasing power beyond its municipal allocations. Funds have sponsored a wide range of free Library programs and services that have a positive impact on community members across Bridgeport.

Some of our Goals for 2012 include; various ways to bring the Library to the public via the Bookmobile, specifically for Children in schools and those who can not travel to our Libraries. Assist in the efforts to Digitize the volume of information the Library contains. Support the Cook & Grow Program which successfully provided children with the tools to learn and grow vegetables at the main Library downtown. Additionally we’re looking into providing children with iPad’s so they may begin to learn how to interact using touch screens and Educational Apps to encourage learning.

Membership Drive- Did you help with the library referendum? Do you love the library? Are you Artistic? Talented? Dedicated? Organized? Motivated? Do you have Ideas? If any of the above questions sound like you, PLEASE come to a Friends of the Library meeting. We need your support as we move forward.

Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month on the 3rd Floor Board Room,
Burroughs & Saden Main Library Branch. For more information email: Friends@bportlibrary.org
Friends Board Meetings; 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 8th 2012 at Burroughs & Saden.

Become a Friend of the Library

New to 2012 is that we no longer require Membership or Renewal dues as our Goal is to extend membership to everyone. However we gladly accept donations which allows is to develop and implement our Goals for 2012 and beyond.


Click Here to access a form that allows you to provide your information and designate your donation.

A printable sheet is produced for you to mail to:

The Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

When mailing a check, please indicate your designation on the check’s memo line.
JOIN THE FRIENDS ONLINE- Click on the link and provide us with an address and email or simply email (our preferred method to communicate).


Volunteer Opportunities at the BPL

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Application

Friends Board Meetings; 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm