We’re Celebrating Our 100th Anniversary!


We’ve been planning this party for a century and you’re on the guest list! Please join us as we celebrate 100 fabulous years of Fairport Harbor Public Library history – and look forward to 100 more – with a variety of special anniversary programs and events scheduled throughout the year.

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fairport Harbor Public Library on September 13, 1922.  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­In the early 20th century, the superintendent of Fairport Harbor Schools realized that a free public library would be of great benefit to the village.  The Library has grown to become an integral part of the Fairport community with innovative programming, diverse collections, and red-carpet customer service.  The library staff and board of trustees have strived to ensure that the village will proud of their library for the next 100 years.

In honor of the centennial, the library will mark this important milestone with special programs for both children and adults, many with themes linked to 1922. Look for special story times, contests, events, lectures and more.  During this year-long celebration, the library hopes to reflect on the past as well as look to the future of the library, giving people a sense of nostalgia and sharing the ways that the library can still impact and improve their lives and the lives of their neighbors.

“Libraries grow with their towns,” said Kara Cervelli, director of Fairport Harbor Public Library. ”Many public libraries got their start in schools and FHPL is honored to maintain its close relationship with the Fairport Schools 100 years later.  We’re excited to celebrate our long history in the Fairport community, and we look forward to  continuing to be a vital and vibrant asset for the people of the community.  Here’s to another 100 years of exceptional library service!”

Read more about the FHPL history

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