Fishers Island Library: Preserve, Transform and Strengthen


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

The Library hosted a cocktail reception to kick off the campaign on Saturday, August 20th. More than 125 people were on hand to view renderings of the proposed project and hear about its progress from Board President Sheila Rauch Kennedy and Board Finance Chair Willard Soper.

The campaign has a goal of raising $250,000 for structural renovations, improved work and reading spaces, more comfortable furniture, better lighting, and upgraded technology. The Library’s fundraising efforts are off to a fast start! The Sanger Fund has committed to match every donation, dollar for dollar up to $40,000, to support this important work. In addition, an anonymous donor has come forward to match an additional $25,000. With the support of every member of the FILA Board of Trustees, the Library is now looking to the community to reach its goal.

For more information and to make a gift please visit our website at or feel free to contact Sarah Rose, FILA Fundraising Chair, at

Library Capital Campaign Brochure

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