Oct 17 – A Gathering of Authors

The Friends of the Dansville Public Library present “A Gathering of Authors” on Tuesday evening, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.  This event will feature Gus Kenney, Aaron Lazar, Bob Sells, and Kay Thomas.  “We expect a lively discussion about writing styles.  In addition, we know we will learn about what each of our guests are working on right now,” stated Gerri Waite, President Pro-Tem of the Friends of the Library.  Refreshments will be served and books will be available for the authors to sign.


Library Announces New Hours Sep. 1st

The Dansville Public Library staff conducted a study of “foot traffic” over the past two years and, as a result, Director Terry Dearing recommended a change in operating hours at a recent Board of Trustees meeting.  The Trustees approved the following revised hours of service:  Beginning September 1, the Library’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 8 PM; Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.  For more information about the Library call 585-335-6720.


Kidding Around 10 AM to 2 PM

The Library offers crafts and games on Saturday September 2 from 10 AM until 2 PM for kids of all ages.  While you are waiting for the launch of the balloons at the NYS Festival of Balloons, shop Main Street in Dansville, and bring your kids to the Library for this festive event.  In addition, beginning Sept 2, the Library’s Saturday hours will now be from 10 AM until 2 PM.


Seneca Park Zoomobile

July 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Seneca Park Wegmans Zoomobile will visit the library with their amazing ambassador animals! Kids can learn interesting facts about a variety of species.  Don’t miss this special event!  Though part of the “Build A Better World!” Summer Reading Club, this program is open to all!  For more information please call the Library at 585-335-6720.


Quake & Make

On Thursday July 20 at 2 p.m., children ages 5-12 can learn about the power of earthquakes!  This STEM program, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is all about Earthquakes (Quake) and Constructing Buildings (Make).  Children will craft their own building and then test it against homemade “earthquakes”!  Space is limited, so please contact the library to register  at 585-335-6720.


Build a Better World Reading Club

The Library begins Summer Reading Club on Tuesday June 27 at 1 p.m. with the delightful and entertaining Moreland the Magician.  This year’s theme is Build a Better World.

This annual program seeks to keep children’s reading and spelling abilities in top form while school is recessed for the summer months.  Children can enjoy a variety of special programs, chart their reading progress, and receive incentives each week as they move toward their individual reading goals.

Participants can register by calling 585-335-6720 or stopping in at the Library.  Summer Reading Club is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.


Book Sale Highest Total

Director Terry Dearing reported the total book sale receipts at $4022.65!  This annual event during Dogwood Week requires many volunteers and assistance from the Library’s many supporters.  Last year’s receipts were $3707 and the increase is likely from the large number of excellent nonfiction titles that were available.

The Library Board of Trustees and Staff members are very appreciative of the support of this fundraiser.



Library Budget 2017-2018 Approved May 2nd

Library Director Terry Dearing reported passage of the 2017-2018 Budget and election of Trustees at the annual public vote for the Library on Tuesday, May 2 held in the Library’s Holden meeting room.  In addition, Mary Harrington was elected to an unexpired term that will end June 2019 and Sherrie Reilly was elected as a Trustee position for a full term of 5 years which expires June 30, 2022.  In the fall of 2016, Mary Harrington was appointed to replace Dan Beiswenger.  Sherrie Reilly, replacing Lynne Blum whose term ends June 30, 2017, rejoins the Board having served previously from 2005 to 2010.

Two other school district public libraries conducted their annual vote the same day, Wadsworth Library in Geneseo and Bell Memorial in Nunda.  The results of Dansville Public Library’s vote on the budget levy was 49 yes and 7 no.

“Rockin’ ‘N’ Frolickin’ Music” with Mike Kornrich

August 22 @ 1:30 p.m.

Join us for the summer reading finale and a “Rockin’ ‘N’ Frolickin’ Musical Show performed by musician Mike Kornrich.  Don’t miss this special “Build a Better World!” summer reading club event!  Funded in part by Genesee Community College, McFadden’s Coffee Company, LLC & The Dansville Public Library.  For more information please call or stop in the library.

The Tale of Ice Cream & Frog Soup with Reneé Coombs

August 21-25, 2017
1-3 p.m.
Children will explore the world of art and imagination and let their creative senses come alive at this workshop. They will also learn how to use different art mediums and make artistic creations out of recycled materials.  Features painting, drawing, story writing, songs, and more.  For children ages 8-12. Space is limited! Don’t miss this special “Discovery Workshop” sponsored by the Dansville Lions Club. For more information please call or stop in the library.

Balloon Cars & Confetti Launchers

Tuesday, August 15 @ 1 p.m.

Kids will make homemade balloon cars and confetti launchers and then put them to the test.  Don’t miss this special “Build A Better World!” summer reading club event! For more information please call or stop in the library.

Spaghetti Bridges

Tuesday, August 8 @ 1 p.m.

Join us for some awesome building as children explore the field of engineering by making bridges using marshmallows and spaghetti as their primary building material. They will create different shapes and make a model bridge that can hold a surprising amount of weight.  Don’t miss this special “Build A Better World!” summer reading club event! For more information please call or stop in the library.

Paper Bag Fashions

Paper Bag Fashions
Tuesday, August 1 @ 1:00 pm

Children will create different fashions using paper bags and duct tape. Don’t miss this special “Build A Better World!” summer reading club event! For more information please call or stop in the library.