About us

About Us

Our mission is to connect our community through information sharing, fostering communication and enhancing lifelong learning.

Our History

A conversation at the Fairmount School PTA meeting in 1955 was the genesis of today’s Fairmount Community Library. The individuals involved put their energies into finding out how and what was necessary to start a library and then proceeded to raise the funding.
The library received an official charter from the State in November of 1956, and in April of 1957 opened its doors.
Since then the library has changed its location twice and remodeled twice to meet the needs of its community.
As a community library, Fairmount encourages an open and friendly atmosphere where people of all ages can find information and entertainment.
Fairmount encourages the belief that both information and entertainment are important to the full development of an individual’s character.


Brenda Shea – Director
Chris Arnold – Circulation Clerk
Janet Hayduke – Library Processor 
Denise Headd – Community Relations Director
Diane Kampf – Circulation Clerk
Betty Kortright – Circulation Clerk
Shelby Manchester – Circulation Clerk
Karen Notte – Early Literacy Coordinator
Julia Polly- Circulation Clerk
Betty Steele – Circulation Clerk
Donna Stoddard – Library Page
Maeve Thompson – Circulation Clerk
Jessica Wozniak – K+ Educational Program Coordinator

Board of Trustees

The Fairmount Community Library is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees which is charged with the oversight of Library policies and finances. The Board consists of seven members.
Gary Ferner
Vice President
Mike Ranieri
Rachel King Gibson
Mary Clifton
Alison Chamberlain
Jennifer Grant
Peter O’Mara
Becky Ponza
Executive Director
Brenda Shea
The Fairmount Community Library Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.  Community members are encouraged to attend Library Board meetings.
Patrons who would like to attend the Board meetings should contact Gary Ferner at gferner@onlib.org.


Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am. – 5pm

Call 315-487-8933

Text 315-382-8988

406 Chapel Drive
Syracuse, NY 13219

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