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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 Ancestry.com   Thursday, April 27, 7:00-8:00pm

Learn how to use Ancestry.com 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, FamilySearch.org. Learn to navigate the website to help you find your roots. Presenter: Larry Naukam. Click here to register for this program.

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

Learn how to use Ancestry.com 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

 


Do you use the library catalog on your phone or tablet? There’s a new app for that!  If you are currently using the MCLS Mobile App, please download this new app.  The older app will be discontinued in the very near future.

The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) has released a new app called MCLS To Go, and it just got a whole lot easier to access library information from your mobile device.

Use MCLS To Go to do all these things and more:

Find books, movies, and music in the library catalog, then reserve them right from your phone.

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Find hours, events, and locations for all libraries in the county.
Renew the items you have checked out.
Sync your e-book loans.

Logging into your Library Account through the App will give you access to your scannable digital library card.   Use this at our checkout desk or our self-check stations without needing to dig out your library card.

The app is FREE and you can get it at the iTunes Store and Google Play. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!

 


2017 - 2018 Proposed Budget

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. 

To run for the Board of Trustees, a potential candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the District for 30 days preceding the vote, and at least 18 years of age. In order to be placed on the ballot, potential candidates must return a petition with a minimum of 45 signatures of District voters and return the petition to District Clerk Caron Saunders by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. Petitions will be available March 1, 2017 in the District Office. Questions on this process can be directed to Caron Saunders by calling (585) 421-2010.

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.


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.


ChrisMirrione

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.