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As summer draws to a close, we want to thank the following local businesses for supporting our summer reading programs this year. The Friends of the Fairport Library is one of our biggest supporters throughout the year but during the summer, their hard work with book sales really pays off. A total of 1,458 community residents of all ages signed up for the Summer Reading Program and spent the month of July reading. Thanks again to everyone who contributed prizes and gift certificates—our programs were a big success!

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June 20th marks the day when readers of all ages can come into the library and sign up for our Summer Reading Programs. We have reading activities for preschoolers, grades k-5, teens, and adults, which will run through the end of July. There are also many other special events for kids and teens scheduled through the whole summer and those listings can be found on our events calendar here. Give us a call at 223-9091 for more information about any of these activities.

2016-2017 Proposed Budget

Absentee Ballot Information and Application

Trustee Candidates:

2016 Giambattista  2016 King  2016 Mirrione
  Dave Giambattista            Elizabeth King              Chris Mirrione

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.

This year, there are three candidates running for two open positions on the Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees. Board members are elected by popular vote and serve without pay for a term of five years.  The candidate with the highest number of votes will serve a five year term and the other winning candidate will serve a four year term.

The Library’s budget vote and trustee election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 6:00am to 9:00pm at Johanna Perrin Middle School Gymnasium.


Christopher Mirrione joined the Board of Trustees at the January Board meeting. He is a senior portfolio manager and CFA Charterholder at Alesco Advisors, LLC, where he is responsible for coordinating investment research and analysis. He provided the following bio:

“My wife and I have been residents of the Fairport area for 8 years and have two children attending Brooks Hill School, and I have been delighted at the character of this community.  I have been a lifelong patron of my local library and consider it to be a valuable educational and technological resource for our community.  I am interested in contributing my time and effort to preserving and improving it even more.”

MobilePrint SmallThe library is excited to now be offering mobile printing to the community.  With our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card.  Normal print charges do apply.  

Print jobs will be held in the queue for 48 hours from the time you sent the job. You can pick them up during library open hours either at the Print Station, or at the Check Out Desk.  Click here for more information on this service and how it works.

The Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees has a current opening for a new Trustee. All residents over age 18 of the Fairport Central School District are eligible to apply. The Board is particularly interested in residents having a background in accounting or finance, and most importantly, a strong commitment to quality library services for our community. The appointment to the Board will be for the term ending in June 2016, at which time the appointee will need to run for election for a new five year term. Those interested in applying for appointment to the Board should email a resume and letter of interest to "fpltrustee at gmail dot com" by December 23, 2015.

Dave Giambattista joined the Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees during our October Board meeting. Mr. Giambattista is a long-time Fairport resident, library user, and library advocate. He provided the following bio:


 "My family and I have lived in Fairport for a total of  23 years and all 6 of our children have attended Fairport Schools through High School.   We also lived for 6 years near  Chicago. Our children have benefited from the solid education and a Fairport community with resources here, including the Fairport Library.  We made many trips to the library for a variety of purposes over the years: from pre-school programs, books and art work loans, research, and video check out, too.  Now via web for my Kindle.

After getting my BS from BYU and then my  MBA from Syracuse University, I have worked for several decades at Xerox in a variety of Human Resources roles of increasing responsibility with a variety of people across the country and globe.

 I am active in both personal and religious activities including years of involvement  with church  youth groups and scouting.  Several years ago I began tutoring at Learning Link (a volunteer tutoring program for children living in the Pines of Perinton)  and continue volunteering weekly. I love being outdoors -  April through November: hiking and biking including Crescent Trails and the canal trail or near/on water."

Delays in construction and furniture deliveries have postponed our reopening, but we are very close to the finish line. Books, DVDs and music are on their shelves, computers are installed and staff is being trained on our new systems. We hope to announce a reopening date very soon. In the meantime, please use one of our three book drops if you'd like to return your items. We appreciate your patience and support for this renovation project.

Our renovated space is starting to look bright and colorful!

The Children's Room has more windows and a brand new information desk:


Our brightly colored blocks and fun carpet will be an inviting place for families.


As you exit the Children's Room, you'll see a big doorway for big people and a little doorway for little people.



Our new Teen area has funky carpeting and an arty designer window.


We have a colorful Teen ceiling to match, too!



Our information desk is being installed.


Our checkout desk is the same style as the information desk.



The library’s renovation project is almost completed and our temporary locations will be closing to prepare for the move back to the Village Landing. The Little Library will close at 5pm on Friday, August 28th. The library at 30 Perinton Hills Mall will close at 6pm on Friday, September 18th.

There will be extended loan dates for Fairport Library materials borrowed before these dates: 3 week items borrowed after August 28th will have a due date of November 3rd. Fairport will not be available as a pickup location for holds after September 10th. Please contact use before September 17th if you wish to change your pickup location for holds already place.

The library’s phone number will remain the same but shortly after we close, our computer network and telephone system will be moved and not operational for a few days. Please call another library with reference questions or about your library account until the library re-opens in October.

All three of the library’s book drops at the Village Landing will re-open on September 28th: on Main Street, in the Atrium, and in the parking garage. We hope to re-open the library in mid-to-late October. Stay tuned for more details.