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The E.C. Weber Fraser Public Library

The History of FPL

The Fraser Public Library’s establishment in 1964 was the direct result of citizen interest and initiative. In 1963 Fraser residents voted that the Fraser Public Library be in accordance with the Public Act 164 of 1877 section 10a, have a 1 mil millage in perpetuity and an independent library board.

After much searching, a location was found in the old St. John school building. The original school building was constructed in 1884 and had been vacant for 10 years. The old school building was selected to house the new library thus saving the historic school building and established the oldest wing of the library which now serves as the children’s area and the second story meeting room.

Expansion

The Library continued to expand, and a new library building addition was approved by voters in 1976 and opened in 1979. What was once the schoolroom is now the children’s room, preserving the charm of yesteryear.

The second floor now houses a large meeting room, which is bordered with wooden coat pegs and retains the original arched windows.

The Library staff is proud of the heritage of the building and strives to broadcast and preserve the historic flavor of one of the City of Fraser’s oldest buildings.

Naming the Library

The Library is named in honor of Dr. Edwin C. Weber, the pastor of St. John Church from 1944 to 1973. He was instrumental in urging the congregation to offer the school to the library. The rent was $1 for 10 years, with the city eventually purchasing the building. The City of Fraser chose to distinguish Dr. Weber for his civic involvement and leadership.

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Fraser Public Library offers various features and benefits for all readers. Learn more about how effectively you can use them to your best advantage by speaking with our librarians today.

All items at the Fraser Public Library are available to be borrowed by our patrons. Newer print items are available to check out for 14 days with option to renew, all other print items, aside from reference books, can be checked out for 21 days with option to renew. New DVDs are available for $2/week and other DVDs are free for 21 days.

The Fraser Public Library has 8 computers for patrons to use free with their library card. Guest passes are available for $1 and are good for 1 hour of use with the option to extend. (Time must be extended before the 1 hour expires otherwise the patron needs to purchase another guest pass)

School tours are available upon request! Contact Kristen Getzin (getzink@libcoop.net) or Carly Blocki (blockic@libcoop.net) for more information or to schedule a visit.

We offer a printer designated for our patrons’ needs. The charge to print is $0.10/page for black and white, and $0.50/page for color, faxing is $1/page including the cover sheet, scanning to USB for simple docs is $0.50/page, scanning to USB for pictures and special docs is $1/page, 3D printer available upon request, cost is based on weight of item created.

Parking is free and available on site for all patrons. 

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