Congrats to Taylor for completing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Congratulation Taylor  for completed 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge!
We want to congratulate Taylor   for completing the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Taylor  gained many essential early Literacy Skills by completing this program. We are so proud of her!
A nationwide program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.
At certain reading, milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.
For more information, stop by the Library. Pick-up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!
WAY TO GO, Taylor!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

With a library card you can discover new and exciting worlds! From borrowing books to downloading audiobooks to researching your ancestry, there is so much you can access with a library card. Pursue your passions and dreams through Dansville Public Library’s resources and programs.

Join the fun by getting your own library card today!

For a limited time, sign-up for an OWWL Library Card and choose our standard card or key tag OR the Special Edition Kids Card featuring Booklet!

Sign-up ONLINE

If you do not already have an OWWL library card and you either: Are a full- or part-time resident of Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, or Livingston Counties in New York State; attend school in these counties; or pay property taxes in these counties, you can start your request for an OWWL library card online, by submitting the Request a Library Card Form


We are hiring: Library Clerk!

9/23/2022 Update: This position has been filled.

The Dansville Public Library has a full-time Library Clerk position open.

Dansville Public Library is seeking an organized and detail-oriented person to serve the public at the circulation desk and process new additions to the library collection. The work of a Library Clerk involves the performance of routine library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials. Prospective candidates should enjoy a team-oriented work environment, as well as interacting with the public to deliver high quality customer service with tact, courtesy, and
professionalism to all users of the library.

The Dansville Public Library, as a school district public library, is part of Livingston County Civil Service. The Library Clerk position is a competitive civil service position. A successful candidate must take the Livingston County Civil Service Library Clerk examination and be named to the eligible candidates list.

For more information, please see the Library Clerk Position Description.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Margo Prak, Library Director: or deliver to: 200 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437.

Preference will be given to applications received by August 26, 2022.

Recycle Printer Cartridges, Old Phones, and More at the Library!

Dansville Public Library has a box just inside our main entrance for used/empty and new/unused printer cartridges, cell phones/smartphones, old laptop computers and tablets. Please remove user and password information on all phones and tablets. Hard drives will be removed from all laptops. Please include AC adapters and cords when possible. Dansville Public Library makes a profit on the sale of these items!

Just drop the items in our collection box!

Thank you for helping us recycle!

2022-23 Budget Vote & Trustee Election

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Dansville Public Library’s budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year was approved by voters. The proposed tax levy of $578,739 received 66 YES votes and 10 NO votes. The new budget will take effect July 1, 2022.

Incumbent trustee Sherrie Reilly received 54 votes and was reelected to a five-year term, with trustee candidate Emily Wolf receiving 24 votes.

The Dansville Public Library Board of Trustees and the Staff would like the thank the community for their continued support!


We are Hiring!

The Dansville Public Library has an open Library Page position.

The Part-time Page is a 12-15 hour-per-week position. Applicants should be personable, enjoy working with people of all ages, have an interest in books and reading, and have excellent written, verbal, & computer skills. Needs to be able to stand for long periods, and to reach and bend. Must have flexible schedule, with readiness to work evenings and weekends.

For more information, please see the Library Page Position Description

Employment Application Form

To Apply
Send resume and/or application to Margo Prak, Library Director: or deliver to:
200 Main Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Preference will be given to applications received before April 4, 2022.

Welcome New Director!

The Dansville Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Margo Prak has been appointed as Library Director. She succeeds Teresa Dearing, who retired at the end of October.
Margo joins us from the Bloomfield Public Library, where she had been Director since 2019. At Bloomfield, she oversaw management of all library services, and provided technology assistance, collection development, and outreach in the small, rural community. Under her leadership, the library underwent a renovation, using NY State Aid for Library Construction, to make library space more easily accessible to all patrons and community members.
Margo holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo and earned a BA in English and Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo. She began her public library career, just up the street from here, as a Clerk at the Livonia Public Library. With over five years of experience working in the Pioneer Library System, she is well equipped to manage Dansville’s participation in both the OWWL circulation system and OverDrive services.
Native to the Buffalo-area, Margo has spent the last fifteen years working and living in Livingston and Monroe Counties.  Besides her love of reading, she enjoy spending time with her family and pets, getting outdoors as much as she possibly can.
She is looking forward to getting to know the Dansville Public Library users and supporters and the opportunity to serve the Dansville community.
Congratulations to Margo in her new role and welcome to the library!