Library Director Celebrates 30th Anniversary

"Terry2006 marks 30 years of service to the Dansville Public Library for Director Teresa A. Dearing. In celebration, the Library hosted a picnic Saturday, July 15 from 2 – 6 PM at Babcock Park and on Friday, March 17 a surprise visit from Senator Catharine Young warranted a gathering as well.

A member of the New York Library Association, Dearing joined the Library in 1976 as Director. Dearing holds an A.A.S. from Genesee Community College and a B.A. and an M.L.S. from SUNY Geneseo. On March 21, 2006 she received a State of New York Legislative Resolution (Senate No. 4093) honoring her for 30 years of dedicated service.

In the past 30 years, Dearing has earned the admiration, esteem and affection of her colleagues at the Dansville Public Library with her faithful, conscientious and valuable service. She is a true citizen of Dansville and she believes in giving back to the community she loves so much. A member of the Dansville Rotary Club, Dearing has served as Secretary for the past ten years. She is also the former Secretary of the Dansville Economic Development Corporation.

The Dansville Public Library, housed in the historic Shepard Memorial building at 200 Main Street, serves 10,419 people from Dansville and the surrounding nine towns and villages. With annual circulations in excess of 50,000, the Library’s mission is to help the community meet its educational, cultural and recreational needs. For more information about the Library and its services, or to take a tour of the library, call 585-335-6720, or visit us on the web at