Library Open Mon-Thur ‘Til 8 PM

In July, the Board of Trustees announced that the Library would resume evening hours.  Monday through Thursday, the building is open until 8:00 p.m.  Every week the hours of service are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Modifications for use of meeting rooms and reading areas may be necessary as we respond to new pandemic protocols this fall.  Library Staff members continue to provide pick-up service upon request.  Those unvaccinated are required to wear a mask, and the Library has masks if you forget to bring one.  Social distancing is still recommended.  For questions or for more information, please call us at 585-335-6720.

Our New Normal

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Dansville Public Library is restoring evening hours beginning Monday, July 19.

Hours of service will be Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Friday hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   On  Saturday, the Library is now open at 9:00 a.m., one hour earlier than pre-pandemic days.  Closing on Saturday is now 1:00 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to wear masks at any time, and social distancing is still recommended.  Until further notice, we request the unvaccinated wear a mask.  For more information, please call us at 585-335-6720.

Summer Reading Is for Kids!

Ms. Mary Ellen announces the start of Summer Reading with the theme Tales and Tails.

During the summer, all Summer Reading participants will be asked to stop in for their Grab and Go Bag.  Please watch our Facebook page and the website for dates and times.  Special programs will be offered as well.  Registration to attend may be required.

Social distancing and masking is required for anyone unvaccinated.  Bags will be available on the Library lawn each time and the bags contain 2 weeks of activities, a craft and a suggested reading list.  Please call the Library at 585-335-6720 for more information.

Vaccinated? You May Remove It!

Dansville Public Library is moving steadily toward regular operations.  Beginning this month, any visitor who has been fully vaccinated may enter without a mask.

However, many visitors will continue masking depending on their individual choices and personal situations.  Masks are always welcome.  Masks will assist in protecting our youngest visitors who remain unvaccinated at this time.    If you prefer to continue telephoning with your requests and to continue using our pick up service, we welcome you to do so.  In addition, home delivery is available.

Hand sanitizers will be available at the main entrance and at other points throughout the building.  Social distancing will continue as you wait at the front desk to check out or for assistance, are seated at any table to read magazines or books, meet with a friend, or simply take time to relax and enjoy your return to our Library.

Plans are underway as we move toward our regular service hours which will include hours after 5:00 p.m.  It is expected these will resume mid-July.  Currently the Library is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Story Stroll Library Lawn

Ms. Mary Ellen has posted the new Story Stroll on the Library Lawn!  This book is “Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt” written by Kate Messner.  Enjoy the story and the illustrations as you “tour” the Library Lawn.  For more information contact the Library at 585-335-6720.

Virtual Storytime on FB

Ms. Mary Ellen invites our littlest readers to enjoy Virtual Storytime on the Library’s Facebook page beginning May 12 and every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Stories are appropriate for “lapsit” sharing with children ages 6 months to 36 months.  Begin the Wednesday morning Storytime habit with us!  For more information call the Library at 585-335-6720.

Library Workers Day Apr 14

Dansville Public Library will celebrate Library Worker & Assistants Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m.   Stop in for a moment or two,  say “hello” to our Staff members, and enjoy a small celebratory treat at the Main Desk.

We are saying a big “thank you” this day to all of those who help our visitors at the desk and on the telephone and email.  These are the people who do the work of getting you what you need and help you navigate the internet scene.  Honored are long-time volunteer Carol Welcher, Library Clerks Linda Chapman and Lacey Keagy, Library page Julie Guzzardi, Children’s Services Coordinator Mary Ellen Arena, part time clerks, Donna Chasey and Penny Leven.  We’re also grateful to those working behind the scenes, Board Treasurer Sue Colegrove and Building Manager, Jim “Drew” Goodell.

Our thanks to the Library Board of Trustees, also volunteers, who support all of us and all of you:  President Rhea Walker, Vice President Sherrie Reilly, Secretary Mary Ann Holden, Trustee Bill Forsythe, and Trustee Mary Harrington.

April 3 Morning Mystery Invite

On Saturday April 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Library continues Main Street’s celebration of the April “First Friday” event by providing a delightful and challenging “Morning Mystery” for children.  Just by following all the clues provided, out on the Library lawn, children can find the solution to the Mystery!

Families are invited to come, social distancing and masked if there is a “crowd” and enjoy.  Stop in at 10 a.m. and enjoy!

Spy on the Story Stroll

The March Story Stroll book is “How to Catch A Leprechaun” by Adam Wallace.  As you stroll around, you won’t need boots right now!  Take a look!  See if you can spy a very special object in the pictures.  It could be coins, perhaps a gold shoe buckle, a leprechaun or other fun objects.  Don’t miss your chance to  “catch a leprechaun” before it disappears!

Gardening “Talks” with Petra

Dansville Public Library is sharing in a delightful gardening program with presenter, Petra Page-Mann, available the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.  Petra Page-Mann is the co-owner of Fruition Seeds in Naples, New York. Fruition Seeds makes organic gardening easier and more successful by regionally adapting certified organic vegetable, herb, and flower seed to thrive in the Northeast.
Here is the link to the first workshop:
Our Library thanks Naples and Macedon Libraries for offering this unique opportunity to Dansville Library patrons.  We hope you will watch and enjoy!