Centennial Stories

The library is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is collecting community memories of the library. Submit your stories and photos here. They will be compiled and posted here, displayed in the library, and published in a history book for the centennial celebration.

Tel us your stories about Fairport Harbor Public Library, the funny, the sweet, and everything in between – in any format – a paragraph, poem, artwork, or photographs … submit as many entries as you like.

FHPL circa 1950

2/11/2022 From Cheryl L. Rymer – former FHPL staff

I never thought my working career would end at the Fairport Harbor Public Library but that is exactly how life worked out and nothing could have made me happier. My previous corporate work experiences were a great fit for the range of duties found as a Circulation desk/Adult services position. I enjoyed many opportunities to work with the public beyond the mechanics of usual library service. Check outs/check ins arose daily along with answering inquiries to ordering materials to scheduling programs for the patrons to view and enjoy were part of my everyday work environment.

My greatest reward was the giving spirit expressed by my co-workers. Each one fully embodied the words “service” daily in every possible way. The patrons were unexpected stimulus with their questions and searches for information expanding my thinking and education daily. Our library is a valuable resource that should and will always be a Fairport Harbor mainstay for future years to come.


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