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Fayetteville Free Library

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Fayetteville, NY 13066

Telephone: (315) 637-6374
Fax: (315) 637-2306

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Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Café Hours

Please call or check the website for hours & specials.
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Summer Hours

July - Labor Day

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sundays closed

Library Closings


New Years Day  
Wednesday, January 1                                

Martin Luther King Day [Close at 5:00 PM]
Monday, January 20 

President’s Day [Close at 5:00 PM]
Monday, February 17

Sunday, April 20                                                                                 

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 26                   

Independence Day
Friday, July 4

Day After Independence 
Saturday, July 5

Labor Day Weekend 
Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1                           

Staff Development Day
Friday, October 10

Columbus Day [Close at 5:00 PM]     
Monday, October 13 

Veteran’s Day [Close at 5:00 PM]
Tuesday, November 11                      

Thanksgiving Eve [Close at 3:00 PM]   
Wednesday, November 26 

Thursday, November 27

Day after Thanksgiving 
Friday, November 28

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24

Thursday, December 25

Day After Christmas
Friday, December 26

Christmas Week [Close at 5:00 PM]
Monday, December 29 

Christmas Week [Close at 5:00 PM]
Tuesday, December 30 

New Years Eve  [Close at 3:00 PM]
Wednesday, December 31

Grace Days

Three, (3), except for short loans, rental equipment and event passes


Executive Director: Sue Considine

Executive Assistant: Laurel Flanagan

Director of Digital Access & Discovery Services: Maija McLaughlin

Director of Family Engagement: Meredith Levine

Director of Innovative Family Services: Margaret Portier

Director of Innovative Information Access: Monica Kuryla

Director of Instruction & Outreach: Sarah Lawler

Director of Marketing & Community Relations: Brenda Shea

Director of Patron Services: Heather Matzel

Director of Technology Integration: Pete Cioppa

Motto Sheet Music Collection Curator: Bobbi Hampson

Virtual Branch Director: Leah Kraus

Volunteer Coordinator: Barb Craner

Board of Trustees

President: Nancy Durkin

Vice President: Kathy Kelner

Treasurer: Bob Hough

Trustee: Andria Costello-Staniec

Trustee: Ray Letterman

Trustee: Ami Longstreet

Board Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 5:15 PM. 
Annual meeting: May or June. No meeting in January or July.


Assembly District No. 121: Alfred A. Stirpe, Jr.

Senate District No. 49: David J. Valesky

County District No. 10: Kevin A. Holmquist

About the Library

The Fayetteville Free Library began as a subscription reading room in 1906 when 50 public-minded citizens banded together to share their periodical subscriptions. The original Library, which charged a fifty cent membership fee, was at 114 E. Genesee Street. The Library grew rapidly and soon books, borrowed from the New York State Library, and children's services were added.

In 1911, a permanent charter was received from the Board of Regents. The name was changed from "reading room" to "free library" meaning there was no longer any membership fee.

By 1922, the need for more space had become critical. The Board of Trustees purchased the McViccar home at 111 E. Genesee St. after the passing of Harriet McViccar, one of the Library's early founders and its original librarian.

The Greek Revival house, built in the early 1800s, underwent a major expansion in 1968 and then a reorganization in 1992 in order to offer greater accessibility for all patrons.

In 2003, the Board of Trustees once again responded to the need for more space for the Library's growing collections and programs and for improved parking access. The former Stickley Furniture factory at 300 Orchard Street was purchased and renovated in the first of a multi-phased plan designed to accommodate patrons of all ages with state-of-the-art technology, media collections, and program opportunities.

Since 2003, with support from the local community, businesses, foundations and the State of New York, the FFL has executed three additional phases of facilities development, adding the following:

The Library remains true to its mission of providing free and open access to information in a lifelong learning center.


Last updated: February 18, 2014