Fayetteville Free Library

Open Now
Sun: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Library Information

300 Orchard Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
(315) 637-6374
(315) 637-2306

Holiday Closings

Day After Thanksgiving11/25/22
Christmas Eve12/24/22
Christmas [Observed]12/26/22
New Year's Eve (closes at 3:00 PM)12/31/22
  • Fine free except for our Library of Things items
  • Fees still charged for lost items

The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is passionate about serving and engaging our community. Our community drives and shapes our mission and philosophy. Our mission is "to provide Free and Open Access to Ideas and Information.” The FFL creates and sustains this access with vision and with purpose. Our core belief is elegant in its simplicity; by creating equal and open access for individuals to cutting-edge technology, unique and innovative learning opportunities and powerful ideas, people and communities will transform their own lives.

The FFL is nationally and internationally renowned for its innovative programs, services, spaces, and collections. It has been named a Library Journal Five Star Library for ten years, and is the home of the first library makerspace in the United States. 

  • Executive Director: Heather Matzel
  • Assistant Director: Leah Kraus
  • Operations and Facilities Manager: Laurel Flanagan
  • IT Administrator: Pete Cioppa
  • IT Librarian and Website Manager: Bradley Smith
  • Steam Educator and Makerspace Manager: Mike Cimino
  • Children's Librarian: Kristen Peirson
  • Teen Librarian: Margaret Kingsport
  • Local History and Special Collections Librarian: Maija McLaughlin
  • Literacy and Reader's Services Librarian: Monica Kuryla
  • Head of Circulation: Tamice Gates
  • Adult Services Librarian: Tim Furgal
Board of Trustees: 
  • David Wheeler, Co-President
  • Randi Ludwig, Co-President
  • Sarah Pralle, Secretary
  • Pat Curtin, Treasurer
  • Betsy Bower, Trustee
  • David Pasinski, Trustee
  • William Sunderlin, Trustee

Upcoming Board Meetings:

*All meet at 5:15 PM unless otherwise noted*

2020 Board Meeting Dates:

  • September 15