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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.


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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 www.redcrossblood.org 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 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.