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Support Our Annual Fund

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of the New York Society Library, 

Thank you for being a part of our community and for your support of the Library. Our city is coming back to life, and we are proud that the New York Society Library was one of the first cultural institutions to return when so few options were available to book lovers. Your generosity made our safe reopening possible, and we are deeply grateful. 

As 2021 comes to a close, we still need your help to sustain the Library and to build on the progress we have made since the start of the pandemic. In the best of years, membership dues cover only a quarter of our regular costs, and we rely on donations to ensure that we can maintain our historic building, enhance our collection, present our exhibitions, and provide such a wide array of events for members and visitors alike.  

If you have already donated to this year's Annual Fund, we thank you again for your generosity. If not, there is still time to make a gift. The Library means so much to so many members of our community – we hope you’ll watch the video below and consider making a gift before the end of 2021.

This year, a generous donor has pledged to match donations up to $50,000 through the end of the year – double your impact by making a gift today!

Your gift will support our community of readers, writers, and families and the continued reemergence of this wonderful city we call home. I wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!

With gratitude, 

James Addona
Head of Development

P.s - A sneak peak from the written responses in our video and others we wanted to share: 

To our community, the New York Society Library is...

"a lifeline"
"a rare gem"
"a refuge"
"where the world makes sense"



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