Have some time this holiday season to do a little reading about the Arts & Crafts Movement? Remember the excellent Arts & Crafts Movement Memorial Collection at Fayetteville Free Library established by the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York in 2008, building on the professional library of Mary Ann Smith, Professor in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, founding board member of the Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York and a long-time Fayetteville resident. This collection is non-circulating, but the surroundings are perfect for reading. Relax in a Stickley chair or spread out the books on a Stickley table, and take advantage of a remarkable collection of books, catalogs and journals.There is also a cafe just a few steps away for a good lunch or a coffee. Need a break from reading? Take the elevator upstairs to the Stickley Museum and study the dozens of original Stickley brothers pieces up close.
The ACSCNY helps to keep this collection fresh and growing. If you have titles in your library you'd like to donate, you can check to see if the library has it through the online Onondaga County Public Library catalog.