NHFPL Foundation

The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation raises funds to support the mission of the New Haven Free Public Library and builds awareness of the Library’s community impact. A donation to the public library is an investment in your community.

Your donation supplements the city’s commitment to the library system by growing the print and digital collections, diversifying library programming, and expanding the resources we provide to all who enter. It is a profound statement about the kind of city we want to live in and the character of the community we want to create.

A truly public place where everyone is welcome, the New Haven Free Public Library is not just a home for lifelong learning, cultural exploration, and civic engagement but also a critical access point to bridge the digital divide and democratize access to the tools and skills of the 21st-century.

In 2017, the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation launched the Stetson Library: The Next Chapter campaign to move the Stetson Branch Library into a new home in the Q House. As a cornerstone of the reimagined community center, the new Stetson Library will enjoy a 60% increase in space and will feature an expanded collection of books and materials, improved and enhanced services, state-of-the-art technology and hands-on learning equipment to better serve the evolving needs of New Haven’s residents.

With construction underway on the new Q House, the Stetson Library: The Next Chapter campaign is nearing the $2 million goal. With only $50,000 left to raise, we need your help to make the dream of a new Stetson Library a reality. And, thanks to a generous matching grant from the Seedlings Foundation, you can double the impact of your generosity: all gifts of $50 – $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. Visit nextstetson.org to learn more and donate today.

The NHFPL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization, federal tax identification number 06-1283798. Gifts are fully deductible under federal tax regulations.