Friends of the Library

A Friend of the Library is:

A life-long learner who believes that public libraries provide a wealth of information …..

A literacy supporter who wants to foster a passion for reading in ALL ….

A parent who wants the same opportunities for his/her family as others have ….

An individual who shares the belief, “Give the Gift of Reading ….It Lasts a Lifetime!”

A person who believes there is a future for public libraries ….

Be a Friend of the Dansville Public Library.

An application is available at the desk or here.

NEWSLETTER               JANUARY 2021

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!!!

2020 was a very unusual year.  We have learned to change our entire social life to protect ourselves and our families from the dangerous effects of Covid19.  It appears this will continue thru much of 2021.

Due to Covid, the Library was closed to the public for several months and has had to operate with modified procedures and some programs have been reduced.  The staff have done a great job accommodating the needs of the community.  Curbside service and delivery are available by calling 335-6720.

Friends have supported several events that could be safely held with social distancing in mind.  Online Storytime, Storytime Craft bags, and Story Stroll on the Fence are some of the events the Friends have supported.  Friends have supported many advertising opportunities to keep the public informed of the Library availability.

Enclosed is the Friends Membership Card for renewal.  Your renewal supports many programs for the library.  Some projects suggested Friends support in 2021 are:  New Children’s books, purchase more Hot Spots equipment and monthly fees, replace aging banners on fence, and Virtual Storytime programming.

Please review the information on your membership card, make any changes necessary on the labels and return with your payment to Friends of the Dansville Public Library, 200 Main St, Dansville, NY 14437

The Annual Ballot for Officers is available upon request.  New Friends members may use the printable form below to join the Friends of DPL.

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Dansville Public Library.  Your support is very needed with the government budget cuts over the last few years.


Gerri Waight, President

Starting Balance 1/1/2020                  $2,813.43

Memberships $ 4,021.00
Raffles                  0
Tea Party                  0
Christmas Lights                  0
Christmas Crafts/Donations        101.00
Total Income  $ 4,122.00
Total Available For Use (incl start up)   $6,935.43
Advertising incl WDNY Minute $2,400.00
Postage / Printing/Office supply      105.49
Performers/Programs Fees          234.11
Misc events (Bear Hug, Church Park Tree)      90.00
Program Refreshments, Supplies           0
 Total Expenses $2,829.60
Balance on Hand 12/31/2020 $4,105.83

President:   Geraldine Waight

Secretary:   Mary Ann Holden

Treasurer:   Annie Constantine




The Friends of the Dansville Public Library invites you to join us and support our Library and the invaluable services it provides.
Click the image below to print an application form. For more information call the Library at 585-335-6720 or email to

Friends of Library Application
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