News

It’s a Time to Celebrate!

The Library Board and Staff are pleased to announce the launch of the new and revised website and Library homepage, a change authored by Ben Witte and assisted by the former webmaster, Dr. Tony Witte.

Originally, the Library went “live” in March of 1996.  Up to this point, the site has been primarily “static” with assistance needed from the webmaster to update most of the information.  Not only is the artwork brighter and new, but the site is now mobile friendly, and Library staff will have control over content in a new and proactive way.

The Friends of the Dansville Public Library have made this momentous action possible.  The Board appreciates the continued support from the Wittes who have done so much to bring our Library into the mainstream.  The Library Board and Staff welcome comments and suggestions as the new site takes shape.

Family Movie Night

Ms Brandy announces the next in the Family Movie Night series on Tuesday March 14 at 5:30 p.m. It’s a great time to be with your children, have pizza, a beverage and a movie. This week’s event is sponsored by Tony’s Pizza and Bill and Norma Forsythe.

The Library Looks Toward a Busy Month

Library Director Teresa Dearing reports a busy time as the spring season approaches. Children and visitors will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, from 3-5 p.m. with crafts, games and stories. Then on March 4, any adult can bring their youngster to the Children’s Tea Party on Saturday, March 4 from 1-3 p.m. This is a ticketed event with a suggested donation of $3; “scholarships” are available if needed.
Finally, gardeners are urged to attend “Tips For Growing Great Plants” on Wednesday March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst- Wood will inform and advise those in attendance on how to get the most from the garden with seeds or plants.
Brandy Finocchario also reminds families of the next Family Movie Nights, February 28 and March 14 at 5:30 p.m. with pizza and a movie. For more information on any event, call the Library at 585-335-6720.

Take YOUR Child to the Library Day!

Dansville Public Library will celebrate the annual event, “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Library provides a special opportunity for children to register for a library card, participate in crafts, and enjoy a few refreshments with family members.
Dansville Public Library is a member of Pioneer Library System, and the collections of 42 libraries are available to registered users in the Pioneer System.

Majestic Mountains with John Adamski

Photographer John Adamski will present a photo tour of both American and Canadian Rockies on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. John is a writer and photographer for several publications including Life in the Finger Lakes, NY Conservationist and Livingston County News. His photographs are well known, and this travelogue promises to be a magnificent event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, it is open to the public free of charge.

Friends of Library Raffle Brings $1241

The Friends of the Dansville Public Library experienced another successful raffle with a drawing of 5 winners on December 21. Winner of the vintage afghan was Sherrie Reilly, additional quilts to Marian Crawford and Cathy Fedorchuk, walking stick and Finger Lakes books to Linda Hoose, and the Christmas fun basket to Linda Henry. The monies collected from the raffle will go toward the new, mobile friendly website set to be unveiled in the new year. Ben Witte has assumed the role of Webmaster, taking over from his father, Dr. Tony Witte, who created the site in 1996. Click Here for a history of our site.

The Mysterious World of Bats

On October 25th at 6:30 p.m., Liz Thompson of "Batphile" will present a special program in time for Halloween. Bats are flying mammals, and they aren’t as frightening as it might seem. Night creatures, they do much to control insect populations, and myths about them have contributed to scary stories told around a campfire. Learn the truth about these unique creatures, and bring your questions with you. This program is free and open to the public.

Children’s Story Time Begins September 14!

Ms. Brandy Olsheski has announced the start of the Fall Story Time programs at the Library. Ages 3 and up can register for 10 a.m. Wed "Read & Play" story time. Littlest new readers ages 6 months and up can register for "Baby’s Book Buddies" on Thurs at 10 a.m. The programs run until December 15. These Early Literacy Programs will help prepare your child for school, and bring them the love of stories and reading too. Ms. Brandy can assure you that great readers are ready for success! Call the Library at 585-335-6720 to register NOW.