Happy Birthday Dansville Public Library!

July 18, 2024 is a special day for the Dansville Public Library. It marks 100 years since Shepard Memorial was dedicated as the Library for Dansville, on July 18, 1924. It is also 150 years since the first Library room was opened on the second floor of the Maxwell Block on Main Street, on July 18, 1874. This year also marks 200 years after the completion of the Shepard homestead, in 1824.

It’s our Bi-Sesqui-Centennial! 

On July 18, 2024, the Library will host the following events in celebration of our big day:

10:30am – “A Treasure Trove of Magic” Show: Central New York magician Ron Cain will take children on an imaginary treasure hunt at the Dansville Public Library. No registration necessary.

12:00pm-6:00pm – Building Tours: A guided tours of the Library building will run every half hour.

6:00pm-7:30pm – Ice Cream Social and Lawn Fête: Join us for a delicious frozen treat and to share delightful memories of our beloved institution. Listen to music, play lawn games, and enter a basket drawing. *In the event of rain, the Ice Cream Social will be moved inside the Library.

100 Ways to Celebrate the Library in 100 Days!

Something this momentous is too special to celebrate with just one day! June 18, 2024 is just the beginning of our 100 Ways to Celebrate the Library in 100 Days. Stay tuned and check out the Library Calendar for more information on how you can help us celebrate the Dansville Public Library.