The New Haven Free Public Library is a crucial community resource—a place for learning, discovery, and exploration. Your library provides a home for the community, a place where everyone is welcome.
Learn more about the impact of the New Haven Free Public Library and speak up about how the library makes a difference in your life.
Budget Presentations to the Alders Finance Committee
Check out our Share Your Story Campaign
Penny for Your Thoughts
Our Goal: 1% of the City’s Budget
With backing from the Library Board and New Haven Free Public Library Foundation Board, we are conducting an advocacy campaign to increase our budget to at least 1% of the City’s operating budget by 2020. You can help by continuing to share your stories, contacting your Alders and telling City officials to make the library a priority.
Update: NHFPL is .76% of the FY18 Budget
Contact Your Alder
Speak up and tell your Alder how the library has made a difference in your life! Find your Alder and see a list of wards and neighborhood management team meetings.
Articles / News
Public Libraries: Places to Learn, Share and Create | Article by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Editorial: Library Cut Too Deep | Hartford Courant, April 5, 2017
An editorial about cuts to the state library’s borrowIT CT program in the Governor’s proposed budget
Labor union wants New Haven to consider contract negotiations | New Haven Independent, March 13, 2017
Coverage of city budget hearings, including testimony about supporting the library
Read more news and coverage here.