Fayette Community Library

104 West State Street
Fayette, IA 52142

563-425-3344
Mission:
Our community library will offer educational, social, recreational and entertainment opportunities in a safe and flourishing environment.
The Fayette Community Library seeks to provide materials for adults and children of the community and to provide the links to information that keep a rural community from becoming isolated in the world of today's technology.
The people of Fayette will:
- benefit from diverse resources that promote recreation and lifelong learning, resulting in an enhanced quality of life and a more informed citizenry.
- have equitable access to technology and training needed to participate in the global community.
- find resources, support and encouragement for formal education resulting in a more productive and satisfying educational experience.
- discover that the library is a safe, inviting and welcoming place that appreciates and celebrates the unique cultural heritage of the community.

History:

Construction and subsequent operation of the Fayette Community Library represents an enterprise encompassing the cooperation of a large group of organizations and individuals. Although its support came from the combined efforts of both men and women, the predominance of women and women's groups is evident.
The concept of a Community Library originated with the Shakespeare Club, a member of the Federated Women's Organization. In the spring of 1934 a committee was appointed to study the need for and the possibility of establishing a public library in Fayette. Emily Swartz gave a report at the first recorded meeting on October 11, 1934. At that time the following were appointed to prepare a constitution and by-laws, Oliver Stevenson, Emily Swartz, Mrs. Harold Hoyt, and Ruth Baker. A scouting committee consisting of Donald Seavy, Mrs. Billings, Mary Perry, Mrs. Caudle, Mrs. Ward and Ray Belles were also set up. Many clubs and organizations showed their support.
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