Kids Read with Thunder the Therapy Dog

Every other Thursday come read with Thunder the Therapy Dog here at Fairview Library in our beautiful children’s room at 3:30 pm (check our calendar for dates/times). His next visit to the library will be August 25th at 3:30 pm.

Thunder is known for visiting some of the local schools as well as the nursing home. He is much-loved by the children who know him, and not only does he love to be read to, he loves showing the boys and girls his amazing tricks at the end. 

If you’re looking for a wonderful reading experience for the kids, bring them down to read a tale or two to Thunder. This good boy will be very happy to spend time with his new (and old) friends!

Summer Story Walk (ongoing through Labor Day)







Beginning at the library, take your kids on a walk about Margaretville to follow the story “Duck on a Tractor” by David Shannon for our very first Story Walk! This gets little ones moving and keeps them engaged as they follow the map to the next pages in the story.

Story pages are up on various business windows around Main Street, but the beginning of the book is right here at the library on the front door on our old porch. There you will also find a map and description of a story walk, though that very same pamphlet is available to take either from the library or any of the participating businesses with pages displayed.

This story walk will be up through labor day and we hope many children will enjoy this wonderful duck-themed story while viewing the creatively dressed-up wooden ducks around town.

Happy walking (and reading)!


Magic Show to Benefit Fairview Public Library

Come and be amazed by the magic of Art Martello on Saturday, August 24th at 7 pm at the Margaretville Fire Hall. The show will take place on the 3rd floor.

The performer has stated that all ages are welcome, though the show will be most entertaining for older children, teens, and adults.

There will be a silent auction and baked goods for sale there as well.

Call the library at 845-586-3791 with any questions, and stop by to reserve your $10 tickets at 43 Walnut St, Margaretville, NY.

We thank you for your support!

June Cookbook Club

Stop by the circulation desk during open hours to choose your new recipe from the cookbook pictured above (“Marcus Off Duty-The recipes I Cook at Home” by Marcus Samuelsson). Each participant will make something different for our event on June 27th at 5:30 pm . Variety is the spice of life, after all!

Library staff will flag your recipe as chosen and make a copy for you to take home with you. During the event, food will be shared potluck style so everyone can sample all creations. Discussion will center around the recipes, the book, your favorite ‘go to’ recipe and anything else food related. Please join a great group of foodies for some delicious new flavors and lively discussion!

***This cookbook may not be circulated until the June event is complete***

Children’s Summer Book Bingo


Fairview Library is hosting Book Bingo for summer 2019 for both children and adults! This is the kids’ version.  It is our kickoff for Summer Reading! Check out the rules and some sample books in the pictures below. (Bingo card is pictured above.) Stop by to pick up a copy of each as well as a book to get you on your way to BINGO!

Adult Summer Book Bingo

Fairview Library is hosting Book Bingo for summer 2019 for both children and adults! This is the adult version. Check out the rules and bingo card in the pictures below. Stop by to pick up a copy of each as well as a book to get you on your way to BINGO!

Donations, please!

If anyone can help out with our Memorial Day weekend sale by donating baked goods, plants, or rummage sale items by tomorrow afternoon we would greatly appreciate it. If you have questions you can call 845-586-3791 and speak to anyone. We are open today (Thursday) until 5:00 pm and tomorrow (Friday) 11am-5pm. Thank you to all who support us and our efforts to provide our patrons with new and exciting materials!

Book, Bake, Plant, and Rummage Sale!

Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with us at Fairview Library with our annual Plant, Rummage, Bake and Book sale on May 25th from 9am-3pm!! There’s something for everyone here and it all goes to a good cause. (I’ll give you a hint…it starts with an L and ends with a y.) The library, you say? That’s right! All of your donations and purchases help to support Fairview Library in our endeavors to provide our patrons with the newest and most exciting books, DVD’s, and audiobooks. We thank you for all of your support and look forward to sharing Memorial Day weekend with you.

Seed Swap

The seeds are out! Bring some of your spare seeds and swap them out for some lovely heirloom vegetables!! Get a head start on gardening for 2019!



2019 Book Sales

For anyone interested in taking a sneak peek at this year’s book sales, they are up on the calendar. Click your way on over and check them out!