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               APRIL 2016

Dear Friend of the Public Library,

I hope that this letter finds you doing
well. The fence challenge donation was
met! Staking of the fence should begin
soon and it may even be done in time
for Dogwood! I am looking forward to
seeing the result!

I recently read “The Paradox of
Choice”, which I was able to borrow
from the ebook selections available
through OWWL2Go. It took me almost
the entire loan period to work through,
but I was reminded how enjoyable it is
to read for even a few minutes a day. If
you are not currently reading something,
I encourage you to pick a new book for
your nightstand or coffee table.

This semester I am taking a class on social
inequalities and recently learned about the
effects of disparities in access to educa-
tional resources and cultural capital during
childhood on adult outcomes. In Dans-
ville, we are fortunate to have the public
library as a community resource for all
families. Through the provision of a vast
supply of books, internet access and edu-
cational programs, our library the serves a
valued role in providing opportunities for
learning which may not otherwise be
available to some families.

Jamie Blum, President


Did you get an e-reader
for Christmas? If you
are having trouble using
your device, stop by the
Library and let us help

Keep watch along Main Street
as the fence extension YOU
made possible is installed this
Spring! Our contractor is Sam
Vogt, and work has already
JANUARY 1, 2016
Starting Balance 1/1/2015 $1566.93

Memberships $ 4,760.00
Raffles 942.00
Tea Party 87.00
Fence Project Donations 15,377.50
Library Collectibles 45.00
Deposit correction 15.00
Total Income $ 21,226.50
Total Available For Use $22,793.43
Advertising incl WDNY Minute $2,640.00
Postage / Printing 513.64
Performers Fees 0
Computers 1,179.96
Winter in Village/Clara Barton Day 42.48
Tea Party Expense 12.97
Advocacy Day bus rides 30.00
Event giveaways 480.44
Wine Tasting Program 35.85
Read-to-Me Calendars 70.00
Total Expenses $ 5005.34
Balance on Hand 1/1/2016 $ 17,788.09


The Library is excited about bringing the
works of local artists to the Holden Gallery walls. Please let us know if you have a collection of 15-18 framed pieces that can be
displayed. You can send a sample to Director Terry Dearing at or call 585-335-6720.
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 Terry Dearing, Library Director.

Friends of Library Application
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