Lucy's Capital Council

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Donors on Lucy’s Capital Council support programming, activities, and services at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library that are integral to the Library and can only be offered through special funding.

How will donors be recognized?

● Name and logo (if applicable) on Lucy’s Capital Council Recognition Board

● Donor spotlight on Library website and Footnotes newsletter

● Donor recognition on the Library digital displays

● Donor recognition at events

● Anonymous donor program

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Donor Opportunities

Hotspot Donor
This is the annual fee paid for the rental of 10 T-Mobile hotspots which patrons can take out on a 7-day loan program. Grant money has been used in the past but is no longer an option. Many people in our community lack internet connection. A hotspot offers a reliable WiFi connection. This service is free for patrons to use.
Director's Choice
This fund will be used at the discretion of the Library Director and with the approval of the Board of Trustees to support new initiatives not currently budgeted.
Professional Development

Boost professional development opportunities for library staff throughout the year.
Teen Program Supporter
The Library aims to collaborate socially in a responsible way. Teen resources are regrettably limited. Our goal is to give teens a reason to come to the library. Whether it’s laser tag in the Library or Teen Grab & Go Activity Kits, demand is always high.
Children's Program Supporter
The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library generously support many of the programs for the Children’s Department. But, the Friends also do not have the resources to fund every program. Ad Hoc funding will help staff offset expenses to offer additional services for children.
Adult Program Supporter
Adults and specifically, senior citizens, use the Library as a gathering place to meet and socialize with others. The Library offers programs throughout the year, most notably, book discussions, matinees at the movies, and guest speakers. There is never a charge for any of these opportunities even when refreshments are provided. Additional funding will allow us to expand programs and services for these lifelong learners.
e-Publishing Supporter
Demand for e-Publications has outpaced the Collections budget provided annually by the Town. Hoopla, OverDrive, and the Libby app have revolutionized how libraries are able to offer digital resources to our patrons. Help the Library meet the needs of our online readership community.
Multi-Language Learner Supporter
The Library seeks to support all of our residents with its library materials and digital resources. Our goal is to increase the collections for children, teens and adults who are new to the community and learning English as a Second language.
Emerging Technology Supporter
Library technology continues to evolve as the formats, hardware and services change. We are seeking ad hoc funding to continue to be able to explore and offer the current technology (including AI and other digital resources) for our patrons to use. Librarians now serve as guides and facilitators, encouraging users to find answers on their own rather than providing ready solutions.

Contact Us:

Library Director
Lisa Masten

Email Lisa Masten

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 Make Checks payable to:

Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Inc.

Mail of Drop of Checks to:

Lucy Robbins Welles Library Inc
100 Garfield Street.
 Newington, CT 06111

As Newington’s public library, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library continues to fulfill its mission of providing information, education and cultural enrichment for the Newington community through commitment to excellence in library resources