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We’re starting to get our October books in here at the library! So many great titles to look forward to! Non-Fiction Ham, Ken: Creation to Babel (creation science) Swenson, Kate: Forever Boy (Autism & parenting) Fiction Austin, Lynn: Long Way Home (Christian) Brooks, Geraldine: Horse (General) Cameron, Marc: Cold Snap (Thriller) Carlson, Melody: Heartland Skies …


Fairview City Library Events


Come one, come all to our
Tuesday morning story time
at 10am!  All kids welcome,
and bring your family!
We have a lot of fun!


Belles & Books Club

Join our book club
every second Wednesday
of the month for a great
discussion over lunch
from 1200pm-100pm!
Bring your lunch and
gab about the
latest read!


We’re gearing up for our
annual Summer Reading
We have lots of great programs
for families, and activities
afterwards for kids in grades
K-5th! Come on over and
see what it’s all about as we
explore ‘Oceans of Possibilities’!



October 2022

In-Person Programming

September 27, 2021

We here at the Fairview City Library have temporarily suspended our in-person programming, due to high local Covid19 numbers. As of Wednesday, September 22, 2021, our numbers here in Fairview were 26, and our numbers for Major County were in the 30s.  When our city numbers get back down to 19 or less, we will look at re-starting our in-person programming.  We sure do  miss everyone!  Library Board and Friends of the Library meetings will continue, unless they are cancelled due to lack of quorum. Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!

Tamara Cornelsen, Library Director

About Us

A Brief History…

Before there was a library in Fairview, there was a reading room. Many citizens of Fairview went to the reading room to read the current magazines and books of the era.
The Fairview Municipal Library was founded on April 9th, 1909, and the first library director was Miss Lucas. Children’s services started in earnest in March 1917, with the addition of the “Children’s Hour.” The library moved to the municipal auditorium in 1939. The longest serving librarian was Miss Ula Frost from July 16th, 1912 to her retirement 43 years later in 1955. Under the direction of Dee Wilson, the Fairview Library started offering “Summer Reading Programs” in the summer of 1982.
Motto: The Fairview City Library strives to fulfill the informational needs of all adults and children with the most desirable reading, current educational material, and activities with a friendly, personalized service to all patrons.

Meet Our Staff

Tamara Cornelsen: Our Library Director
Crystal Privette Crystal Privette: Our Youth Services Librarian
Plazie Williams Plazie (George) Williams – Library Aide/IT



A board of Fairview City Library Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, guides the library operations. The Library Board meets in open session on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm in the City Hall complex. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings.

The Friends Of The Fairview City Library is a volunteer group of women and men who are interested in the development and progress of the library services in Fairview. They conduct fundraisers, assist the library staff and provide improvements to the library for the use and benefit of the Citizens. The Friends meet the third Tuesday at 6:00 pm in January, March, May, August, and October. If you are interested in becoming a Friend Of The Library, please join us at the next meeting or talk with any of the library staff.


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