It was with relief and gratitude that we welcomed the RTM decision to retain funding for the Pequot Library, one of Fairfield's three libraries that are open to the public.

None of us at the library or on the board has been insensitive to the difficult decisions needing to be made to meet the many needs of the town. We have been acutely aware that those voices calling for the reduction or elimination of our funding were doing so in what they believe to be in Fairfield's best interest.

But we want to generously thank our many friends and supporters who, on recognizing the possibility that this wonderful 124-year-old institution could literally cease to be, immediately rallied to ward off that possibility.

Having had this experience, we look forward to redoubling our efforts to assure our whole community that Pequot Library will continue to be the relevant, enriching and inviting institution it has been for so many years and will continue to be for all Fairfielders in the years to come.

Martha Gates Lord

Executive Director

Pequot Library