Welcome to the East Lyme Library Foundation (ELLF) website. The members of the Foundation's Board of Directors hope you find the site interesting and informative. Community libraries are the lifeblood of local towns and cities. They serve as hubs for education, leisure and socialization. However in times of fiscal distress, the finance boards of many municipalities frequently target libraries when in search of budget cuts. Therefore, establishing a perpetual, reliable, monetary base separate from the town budget is key to any library's success. This is the focus of ELLF.
The East Lyme Library Foundation (ELLF) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.
Its purpose is to administer an established endowment fund which is held in trust, invested,
and expended by the Foundation for the benefit of the East Lyme Public Library. ELLF also
solicits additional gifts and bequests from friends of the library in an ongoing effort to
build these reserves.