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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Program Director Job Posting


Fishers Island Library Program Director

Job Description

The Program Director collaborates with the library board and librarian to plan, publicize, coordinate and report on literary and cultural programs for the Fishers Island library year round. The Program Director reports to the Chair of the Program Committee.

Hours: Variable. 10-20 hours/week in the summer; about 5 hours/week in the off-season.

Pay: $5,000 annual, paid monthly.


  • Attend regular meetings of the Fishers Island Library board
  • Collaborate with board members and librarian to design programs, recruit speakers and readers, and coordinate weekly summer story hour
  • Correspond with performers/readers to arrange timing and travel; negotiate performer compensation
  • Set summer program schedule
  • Publicize programs on library and island website, social media, and with paper flyers on island bulletin boards
  • Write and distribute promotional emails at intervals leading up to program dates
  • Design and send July and August programs mailings to printer
  • Program coordination: set up library for specific programs including chairs and tables, food or drink (when applicable), and technology (when applicable)
  • Document programs (take photos) and track program attendance
  • Clean up after all programs and close library when necessary
  • Evaluate program impact year to year
  • Collaborate with other island organizations (Fishers Island School, The Lighthouse Works, etc) to build cultural programming and to share resources and audiences, especially in winter.

Send resume or CV and letter to Ann Banks at the library. Applicants should also email their resumes and cover letters to

Applications due no later than October 1, 2014!

Interviews will be held over Columbus Day Weekend at the library.


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.

Rescheduled from August 5 – New Date TBA (please check our website or

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. 


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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Fishers Island Library - Adult Book Discussions

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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