Programs for Job Seekers

Don’t Let the Holiday Season Slow Down Your Progress on Your Job Search!

This November, learn to present your best self for positive results. The Fairport Library has four classes that will help keep you on track toward success, despite the beginning of the hectic season!

On Friday, November 3rd, join Dr. Rita Carey at 10 a.m. for “Presenting the Best of You after 40: Resumes, Keywords, and Job Boards.”

Without misleading the employer, the older candidate can create a resume that emphasizes qualifications and eliminates inappropriate age discrimination. With sample resumes, participants will have the tools and materials for designing a resume that capitalizes on experiences.

Sign up for this class here:

Are you using career fairs as part of your job search? Annie Walker, of RochesterWorks, can help you make the most of these events at her “How to Manage a Career Fair” class on Monday, November 6th at 6 p.m.

Learn what to do to make the most of your time at a career fair and why it’s something you should do as part of your job search.

Sign up for this class here:

On Friday, November 17th, Dr. Rita Carey returns with another class specifically designed for “over 40” job seekers. “40+ and New Again: You Have 90 Days to Shine” will be held at 10 a.m. to noon.

The newly hired, 40+ job seeker has 90 days to persuade decision makers that they made the right choice. With a plan, the new employee can avoid the most common unintentional mistakes.

Sign up for this class here:

Lastly, work on your negotiation skills when Annie Walker returns on Monday, November 20th at 6 p.m. for “Negotiating Your Job Offer.”

Determine what you can and cannot negotiate in a job offer and what elements are important to you.

Sign up for this class here:

As we move toward this very busy time of year, it’s important to make time to continue your job search process.

Amerks Reading Power Play Program

Are you ready for A Hat Trick of Books? Join us on Monday, November 13th, 6:30-7:30 pm, for a visit from Nathan Paetsch and The Moose!

Nathan will read a book, demonstrate his hockey equipment, and sign autographs. Play an Amerks Trivia game with us! You'll even get a chance to win Amerks merchandise! Be sure to bring your camera!

Nathan and The Moose will be at the Fairport Library to help kick off the annual "Hat Trick of Reading" campaign, which runs from November 13, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Here's how it works:

  • Read a "hat trick" (3) books for each entry. A "hat trick" is when a hockey player scores three goals in one game.
  • The program is open to youth in grades K-12.
  • There will be separate drawings for grades K-5 and grades 6-12 with a Grand Prize for each age group.
  • Grand Prize winners will receive: Suite tickets for the Amerks game on February 18, 2018, the opportunity to drop the puck at the game, and dinner in the President's Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena.

This event is sponsored by the Rochester Americans in conjunction with participating Monroe County Libraries.

Contest rules:

  1. Children must be in grades K-12 to participate.
  2. You are entitled to one entry form for every 3 books you read. The more you read, the more entries you will have. The books must be appropriate for your reading level and the entry must be signed by a parent, teacher, guardian, or librarian.
  3. The winners will be drawn randomly, from all entries submitted.
  4. Grand prize winners must be able to confirm their availability to attend the designated game. If you do not confirm your availability, another winner may be drawn.
  5. Grand prize winners will be contacted by the Rochester Americans to finalize details.




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Author Paul Griffin Visits Rochester as Part of Teen Read Week!

Librarians across the Monroe County Library System are encouraging everyone (adults, too!) to read novels by young adult author, Paul Griffin. You can meet the author at two events:

 Wednesday, October 25, 4:00-5:30 pm
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

B-Hive Program Room
2nd floor, Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Thursday, October 26, 7:00-8:30 pm
Greece Public Library

2 Vince Tofany Boulevard
Rochester NY 14612


Teens can enter to win book prizes! Paul will sign autographs after the event.
Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.
Teens can enter to win book prizes! Paul will sign autographs after the event.
Refreshments will be provided. Please register to attend.





Paul's Most Recent Book

His latest work, Saving Marty, was released in September 2017.

Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California, becoming a veterinarian, and maybe tracking down the father he's never known. He lives on a farm with his mom, grandfather, and an extraordinary pig named Marty...a pig who thinks he's a dog, that is. 

Renzo and Marty's friendship is one-of-a-kind, but the bigger Marty gets, the harder it is for Renzo to justify his unusual pet to his penny-pinching mom.

So when she threatens to sell Marty or worse, Renzo decides it's up to him and Paloma to save Marty once and for all.


About Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin went to Dartmouth College to major in Film Studies and English, with the hope he'd make a living writing books and screenplays. His first job after school was the job that had gotten him through school: dockworker. He was a dishwasher, too (alongside Vin Diesel), a teacher and tutor, butler and bartender, driver and dog trainer, an EMT and amanuensis. (Look it up; I know I had to!) The hardest and best work was the teaching.

Paul started out with the Creative Arts Team, giving conflict resolution workshops aimed at stemming the spread of violence, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS in high schools, juvenile detention centers, and alternative education centers throughout NYC.

These days Paul works with awesome organizations like Behind the Book and Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, and his workshops focus on helping young men and women tell their life stories as the reach out to counselors, judges, admissions officers, and potential employers.

Paul lives in Manhattan with several maniac dogs and one very patient wife. You can find him online at


     Saturday, October 28, 2017    

     10:00 - 10:30 am

     For all ages!

 Monster Trucks by Joy Keller


Join us for a very special "Monster" themed storytime -- just in time for Halloween!

At 10 am, we will welcome Fairport author Joy Keller, who will read her newly published picture book, "Monster Trucks!"

Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and go trick or treating throughout the library.

This "Monster" themed storytime will also include rhymes, songs, and simple sign language.

All ages are welcome! Registration is NOT necessary - just drop in!



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Announcing another great way to use the library!

We are changing our email newsletter service for new additions to our collection (Select Reads) to a new service called Wowbrary. It will still tell you what's just been added to the online catalog. Every Saturday you can receive a list of books, DVDs, music, and audiobooks with descriptions and a link to the catalog. This service will cover materials for all ages.

Want to see an example of what you can expect from this new service? Take a look at a sample email.

Sign up for Wowbrary here and start receiving your weekly notices of new items at the Fairport Public Library.

If you have any questions about this new email service, please call the library at 223-9091.


The Fairport Public Library will be hosting a Blood Drive with American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointments can be made in advance; walk-ins are also welcome. All present blood donors will receive a $2.00 coupon for the Book Bin, located in the library. 

 To schedule your life saving appointment please contact 1-800-Red-Cross or visit and use sponsor keyword: FairportPublicLibrary

Summer is here and it's time to join our Summer Reading programs at the library! Summer Reading for all ages begins on June 20th and ends on the dates listed below. Come into the library to sign up and pick up some books and audiobooks to get started. Our theme this year is "Build a Better World."

Children’s Summer Reading

  • The Children's summer reading program runs June 20th through July 28th.
  • We have two programs for kids this year:
    • Newborn – Age 3
    • Ages 3 – entering grade 5 in the fall.

Bingo Boards - Ages 3 through entering grade 5 in the fall

  • When your child signs up, they will be given a BINGO board. In order to get a prize, they must complete activities on the card to complete a BINGO.
  • When a BINGO is completed, your child can return their board to the library - anytime during the week listed at the top of the BINGO board - and receive a prize.
  • There will be a total of five BINGO boards given out throughout the summer, but only 1 BINGO board is given out per week.

Activity Sheet – Newborn-age 3

  • Children who are newborn through age 3 will be given a game board with activities that are more age appropriate.
  • Once the child and adult complete ALL of the activities, you can return the board for an age appropriate prize.

 Programs for Kids

  • There are LOTS of special programs going on this summer, so check our program calendar. Most of the programs are “visiting artists” so you'll need to sign up in advance.
  • Storytimes are Mondays (ages 2-5) and Thursdays (newborn – 2). There is NO registration required for the storytimes.

Rochester Red Wings

  • Thanks to the generous support of the Woods, Oviatt and Gilman law firm, the Rochester Red Wings also provide a way for kids who read and earn prizes over the summer!
  • For every book that a child in grades K-12 reads, he or she may fill out an entry form. (The prizes for this program are AWESOME!)

 August -- Summer's Not Over Yet!

  • We'll have a very simple reading program for kids in August. Stay tuned for details!

Teen Summer Reading:

  • Open to readers entering grades 6-12 in the fall.
  • The Teen Summer Reading program runs from June 20th through August 5th.
  • Deadline to turn in all Boards and entries is August 12th.
  • You can register anytime throughout July – this program is self-paced with no weekly requirements.

Bingo Boards

  • The main activity for Teen Summer Reading is a BINGO board.
  • Get BINGOs through reading and/or attending programs - check our calendar for some great programs just for teens!
  • Reading = Time Spent Reading (That means you can read whatever you want in order to check off a box on the BINGO board!)
  • Readers can get additional BINGO boards for additional reading - no limit!

 Prizes & Prize Tickets

  • BINGOs will not only earn you prizes, but you'll also earn tickets for more prizes.
  • Another way you can get additional prize tickets is by completing puzzles.

Grand Prize Drawing

  • TWO Grand Prizes – Gift packs with $100 in gift cards (Barnes & Noble and Visa Gift Cards).
    • Each completed Bingo/Board is an entry in the Grand Prize Drawing.
    • All prize tickets are entries into the Grand Prize Drawing.
    • Readers can get additional entries into the Grand Prize Drawing by voting on their favorite book of the summer and finding mistakes on any of the summer reading materials.

Adult Summer Reading:

  • The Adult Summer Reading program runs June 20th through Augustst 31st.
  • Weekly raffle: read or listen to books, fill out raffle ticket for the weekly raffle prize.

    • Audio & Books that count are adult and young adult—fiction and non-fiction.
    • Limited to four raffle tickets per person per week.
    • Raffle tickets are labeled with the prize, deadline date, and deadline time.
  • Two raffle prizes drawn each week in the amount of $25.

    • Week 1- Wegmans.
    • Week 2-Amazon.
    • Week 3- Barnes & Noble.
    • Week 4- Mastercard.
  • Grand prize drawing: read/listen to four books by August 31 and be entered into the grand prize drawing for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.



There are three convenient locations where items can be returned outside of regular library business hours. 

The first book drop is located on Main Street, at the bottom of the stairs from the parking lot level, where the library’s entrance used to be. This book drop is always available.

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The second book drop is located in the parking garage just before the exit onto West Ave. This book drop is also always available.

Garage Book drop

The third book drop is located inside the Village Landing on the same level as the library and is to the right of the elevator.  This book drop is only available when the Village Landing is open.

Atrium book drop


Fairport Public Library has a variety of sources to help you trace your family history. We have many books in the 929 section that explain the research process and how to get started. Ask a librarian where this section is located in our Nonfiction collection.

We have online resources available that you can search from home or in the library.

Do you need help getting started? Try these upcoming programs at the library. They're free, but space is limited so sign up early.

Learn About   Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:00pm

Learn how to use to search for family members. The library has a paid subscription to this database and it can be accessed from the library's computers. Presenters: Carly Dennis and Barb Koehler.
Click here to register for this program.

Genealogy: FamilySearch 101   Wednesday, May 10, 7:00-8:00pm

What's your family history? In this genealogy class you will learn the ins and outs of one of the world's largest free online resource, Learn to navigate the website to help you find your roots. Presenter: Larry Naukam. Click here to register for this program.

Learn About   Thursday, May 11, 7:00-8:00pm

Learn how to use to search for family members. The library has a paid subscription to this database and it can be accessed from the library's computers. Presenters: Carly Dennis and Barb Koehler.
Click here to register for this program. (This is a repeat of the April 27 program.)

Local History

Our Local History page is a great source of information for tracing your roots, as well, with links to NY Historic Newspapers, Perinton Historical Society, and Rochester Public Library's genealogy division. A brochure listing all these resources can be downloaded here.

2017 - 2018 Proposed Budget

Absentee Ballot Information and Application

Trustee Candidate:

ChrisMirrione Chris Mirrione  

Family: My wife Heather and I have lived in the Fairport Central School District for 10 years. Our sons are currently in fifth grade and first grade at Brooks Hill School.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in economics from SUNY Geneseo and Chartered Financial Analyst designation from CFA Institute.

Occupation: Senior Portfolio Manager for Alesco Advisors, LLC.
Why are you running for the Library Board of Trustees'?
"My prior experience on the Board of Trustees reinforced to me the value that quality library services bring to our community, as well as the importance of equal access to technology, information, and educational resources. I believe my financial background will enable me to help the library preserve and improve these resources in a fiscally responsible manner."


The Library’s budget vote and trustee election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6:00am to 9:00pm at Johanna Perrin Middle School Gymnasium.

The Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees is a group of elected officials that sets policy for library services and supervises the financial operations of the library; hires the Library Director; and acts as stewards for the community’s cultural and informational needs. The community is defined as the residents of the Fairport Central School District, which includes the Village of Fairport and most of the Town of Perinton—anyone who pays a school tax for Fairport schools. Trustees are publicly elected and the library budget is voted upon by voters each year at the same time as the separate school budget vote. Trustees serve a five-year term and can opt to run for re-election. The board currently has five members and the terms are staggered so that only one Board seat is up for election each year. Trustees attend a monthly meeting to conduct general library business and there are at least five standing committees that meet on a regular basis. Each trustee serves on two or more committees and may often be involved with other library or community activities. Board members are elected by popular vote and serve without pay for a term of five years.

Upcoming dates for public information:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing on 2017-2018 Budget Proposal
Fairport High School, Room 512

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Meet the Board Candidates Forum
Fairport High School, Room 512

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election
Johanna Perrin Middle School Gymnasium