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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  
Friday, January 1    

MLK Day/Staff Dev Day
Monday, January 18                   

Director’s Summit 
Thursday, January 21  [Close at 5:00 PM]

President’s Day 
Monday, February 15  [Close at 5:00 PM] 

Sunday, March 27 

Memorial Day Weekend   
Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30

Independence Day    
Monday, July 4  

Labor Day Weekend   
Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5         

Columbus Day   
Monday, October 10 [Close at 5:00 PM]

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

Thanksgiving Eve 
Wednesday, November 23  [Close at 3:00 PM]

Thursday, November 24                                  

Day after Thanksgiving 
Friday, November 25             

Staff Holiday 
Friday, December 16  [Close at noon]

Christmas Eve  
Saturday, December 24   

Sunday, December 25   

Christmas Week
Monday, December 26 [Close at 5:00 PM]
Tuesday, December 27 [Close at 5:00 PM]
Wednesday, December 28 [Close at 5:00 PM]
Thursday, December 29 [Close at 5:00 PM]

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


Grace Days

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


Executive Director: Sue Considine

Executive Assistant: Laurel Flanagan

Director of Community Engagement & Experience: Leah Kraus

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

Technology Innovation & Integration Specialist: Mike Cimino

Volunteer Coordinator: Barb Craner

Board of Trustees

President: Kathy Kelner

Treasurer: Bob Hough

Trustee: Betsy Bower

Trustee: Jim Brule

Trustee: Judy Jones

Trustee: David Pasinski

Executive Directory, Ex-Officio member of board & acting secretary: Sue Considine

Board Meetings: Trustee meetings are the third Tuesday of the month in February, April, June, August, October, & December at 5:15 PM. The annual meeting takes place in June of each year.


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: January 15, 2016