Are you our next Library Trustee?

The Dansville Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a motivated individual to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Trustees for a term of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, and a resident of the Dansville Central School District.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest to Board President Rhea Walker at 200 Main Street, Dansville NY 14437 by July 6, 2023.

About the Library & Board

Dansville Public Library is a school district public library, serving the residents of the Dansville Central School District.  The Board consists of five-members, each elected to a five-year term, beginning on July 1. Residents within the school district vote annually on the Library’s budget and to elect members to the Library’s Board of Trustees. When a vacancy occurs mid-term, the Board may appoint a member to fill the seat until the next annual election. The Library and the Library Board are independent of the School District and the School Board, however, the School District is responsible for the collection of the Library’s annual tax levy.

The Library Board has traditionally met the second Monday of each month at 4:00pm, at the Dansville Public Library. There are 12 regular meetings a year. Additionally, each board member may be asked to serve on a committee; committee meetings occur as needed.

Originally organized in 1872 as the Dansville Library Association, the Dansville Public Library was granted its charter as a school district public library in New York State in 1893. In 1920 the Shepard Homestead, located at the corner of Main and Perine Streets in the Village of Dansville, New York, was gifted to the Library. After necessary remodeling, the Library opened to the public in 1924. In 2011, a 9,000 square foot expansion project was completed to provide additional space for the community to gather and to house the library’s collection.

Today, Dansville Public Library houses more than 32,000 items and loans books, magazines, DVDs, fishing poles, and more. In 2022, the Library loaned more than 44,000 items and had over 3,000 registered borrowers.