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Capital Campaign

Preserve, Transform and Strengthen

In the fall of 2016, the Fishers Island Library Association will begin an extensive renovation to the library’s front room. The goal of the project, “Preserve, Transform and Strengthen,” is to offer our patrons a more functional, welcoming and contemporary space to read, work and relax. These improvements will enhance our patrons’ ever increasing need for collaborative work space and access to outside resources and technology while preserving the charm of our iconic building. 


Visitors will have full and improved access to the internet and the exciting resources of LIVE-Brary, a cooperative online project of the Suffolk County public libraries. Further, the new front room will transform the library into a modern educational space for all patrons and offer Fishers Island students and teachers an upgraded facility to enhance learning. 
Our goal is to raise $250,000 for structural renovations, improved work and reading spaces, more comfortable furniture, better lighting, and upgraded technology.
We are thrilled to announce that the Sanger Fund has committed to match every donation, dollar for dollar up to $40,000, to support this important work. Thanks to their incredible generosity, this means that your donation will be doubled. Please consider making a gift today. 

To donate by check: please make checks payable to the Fishers Island Library Association, and send to: P.O. Box 366, Fishers Island, NY 06390, to the attention of Ann Banks.

For more information, feel free to contact Sarah Rose, FILA Fundraising Chair at

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