The Library's mission is to encourage a love of reading, storytelling and learning by providing free year-round access to its collection, programs and technology in a traditional, friendly, and charming setting for islanders of all ages.

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Story Hour/Tuesdays in July

Come join us for Story Hour for children from infants to age 5 featuring community readers.

July 8, 22, 29 at 4:15. 

July 15th features a professional storyteller and celebration of the Marcie Madden Library. 



Reading and Q and A with Joan Brenton Connelly

Connelly is a classical archeologist and Professor of Classics and Art History at NYU. She is the author of the recently released The Parthenon Enigma. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous other honors and has visited the island on several occasions.

Following her talk, there will be a reception and refreshments to celebrate the opening of the new Marcie Madden Garden.

NOTE NEW DATE: Saturday,July 26th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Book talk and Q and A with Patricia Beard Braga

Braga is a former features editor for Town & Country and editor at large of Elle magazine, will discuss her first novel, A Certain Summer, which is set in an east coast summer colony during the aftermath of World War II.

July 22, 5:30-6:30 pm at the Library

Design Ideas for the Library Building

Take a look at the exciting design proposals for the Library and its environs made possible by the Marcie Madden Fund. Click on the presentation and scroll down to review. Then please send us your comments. Thank you!

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Got DVDs?

Have your kids grown up? Are you almost over your Will Smith phase? Maybe its time to edit your DVD collection! The Fishers Island Library is trying to expand its current DVD holdings. As DVDs are a very popular item, your donations will go a long way in helping us increase our offerings. Simply leave your gently used DVDs on the porch and we will promise them a good home. Feel free to come by and visit them whenever you want. Thank you in advance! 

Adult Book Discussions/Next Meeting


The Fishers Island Library has been hosting monthly Adult Book Discussions on a regular basis since 1996. All reading members of our island community are welcome to attend. Even if you haven't read the book being discussed, it is likely that you'll find a way to contribute to the discussion.

Book selections range from classics, biographies, books on history and current events, popular beach reads, mystery, science fiction, children's classics and more. 

The Peter Brinckerhoff Nautical Lecture Series

To honor Peter’s many years as President of the Library Board and his continued service and as a tribute to his love of sailing, the library initiated The Peter Brinckerhoff Nautical Lecture Series in 2010.

Stay tuned for dates/times of the 2014 Lecture. 

The Young Adventurers Series/July 29 Grace Timmons

Grace Timmons, a  magnet student at the Fishers Island School who will share a photo slideshow of her travels to Europe as part of the Young Ambassador team. Tuesday, July 29th, 5:3-6:30 pm

About the Young Adventures Series:Many young islanders have traveled far and others have found adventure close to home.

If you have a journey to share, we encourage you to become part of our Young Adventurers Series. If you know of someone who might be appropriate for this series, we want to hear about that too. 


For many years the library has had jigsaw puzzles set up in the Martha Ferguson Memorial Reading room. It's the perfect activity for young and old. Also a nice reason to escape the house on a rainy day! 

So stop on in, put in a couple of pieces and meet new people! 

Fishers Island Library's currently-reading book...

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Books we're currently reading

The Starboard Sea: A Novel
The Starboard Sea: A Novel

by Amber Dermont

Start date: June 24, 2012


by Monica Youn

Start date: June 24, 2012

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