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.

Staff

Brenda Shea – Director

Janet Hayduke – Library Processor 

Diane Kampf – Circulation Clerk

Betty Kortright – Circulation Clerk

Shelby Manchester – Circulation Clerk, Program Assistant

Karen Notte – Early Literacy Coordinator

Patience Peebles – K+ Program Coordinator

Julia Polly- Circulation Clerk, PR Assistant

Betty Steele – Circulation Clerk

Donna Stoddard – Library Page

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.
 
President 
Becky Ponza

Vice President
Mike Ranieri

Secretary
Rachel King Gibson

Treasurer
Mary Clifton

Trustees
Alison Chamberlain

Carol Charboneau

Gary Ferner

Jennifer Grant

Peter O’Mara

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 Library Board President, Becky Ponza at rjponza@onlib.org.

LIBRARY HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm

 

Call 315-487-8933

Text 315-382-8988

406 Chapel Drive
Syracuse, NY 13219

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