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.
A big thank you to all who donated to the Marcie L. Madden Memorial Garden Fundraiser at the Pequot over the Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised a whopping $2,200. Many thanks to the Pequot for choosing us as recipients. It was a great night!
Tuesday, December 17 at 5:00 pm will be our annual Holiday Reading, with readings and performances from elementary students at the Fishers Island school along with community readers. We'll have refreshments and cookies decorated by the kindergarten and first grade. This is our third annual Reading - always a fun night!
The Marcie L. Madden Memorial Garden will be an outdoor gathering space for the Fishers Island Library and is being built with donations from Marcie's family, friends and community to a special fund in celebration of her life and love for the island.
It has been designed by her daughter, landscape architect Caroline Braga, and is scheduled to open by the summer of 2014.
Drawings are available for your review at the front desk. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Check out the first stages of construction on this exciting new space below:
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!
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!
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.
To honor Peter’s many years as President of the Library Board and his continued serviceand as a tribute to his love of sailing, the library initiated The Peter Brinckerhoff Nautical Lecture Series in 2010.