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Central Square Library

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Address: 637 S. Main Street Central Square, NY 13036
Phone: (315) 668-6104
Library Hours: M-W-F 11:00-7:00pm, Tu-Th-Sat 11am-4pm, and closed on Sunday
Director:  Mrs. Cindy Patrick
Staff: Mrs. Mickee Roffo (Library Assistant), Ms. Aimee Brodeur (Library Assistant) and Cindy Williams.
Board of Trustees: MaryLou Winks (President), Hugh White (Vice President), Gail Donofrio (Secretary), Shirley Jones (Treasurer), Lynn Morris, Linda House, Sandra Menjik, Mary Sharp and Janet Dougherty.

The Library has an adult and teen book club and a continuous book sale.  Chicks With Sticks Knit & Crochet Club meets every Monday night at 6 pm and there's a preschool Storyhour on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Late fees- 10c per day up to $1.00 per item(Subject to change)

Policies (To view the following policies click here):
Library Policy Statement
Internet Policy and User Agreement
Fiscal Policy & Treasurer
Operating Policy
Personnel Policy

Brief History: (From a letter written by Inez Moon, info recorded by Edith Moore originally)
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Miss Inez Moon Mrs. Ada Powell Smith Abigail Snow

For quite a number of years it had been a dream of Miss Inez Moon to establish a library in the Village of Central Square. In 1933 she found that the upright part of the Mary E. Munsell Home (Owned by her daughter Josephine Rogers) could be rented for $8 a month. There was no plumbing and no heat. It was taken and a meeting was called for October 30, 1933 at the fire house to elect trustees. There were so few people present that it was adjourned for November 10, 1933. November 10th had even a smaller turnout so Miss Moon selected the first group of trustees. Those who agreed were; George H. Devitt, Mrs. Fred Ure, Mrs. Lottie J. Conterman, Leonard Lastine (Treasurer), Mrs. Clarence C. Gleason (Vice President), Paul J. Fuller (Secretary) and Inez Moon (President). Miss Moon was elected Librarian and served until her death on September 8, 1943.

The Library opened December 13, 1933. The money to pay expenses, books and furnishings were all donated from within the community. The first library card was issued to Ray Brown. Arthur Watson checked out the first book and Betty Coville Yates was the first person to use the reference resources.

In 1934 the Village of Central Square promised to give the library $50 a year, everything else was raised by volunteers or donated to keep the dream of a library alive and growing.

The provisional Charter was received on April 14, 1933 and the absolute charter on April 22, 1949. In the Spring of 1940 the Library Association was organized by Mrs. Ray Sheldon. On November 22, 1940 the library purchased the library building (house, lot and barn) for $875.00.

Following the death of Miss Moon in 1943, another prominent woman in the history of the library entered the scene, Mrs. Ada Powell Smith.  She became chairperson of the membership drive which helped to increase the building fund also. Thanks to her much of the money was raised to build the current brick building that the library is housed in today.

On April 17, 1955 there was an Open house held to celebrate the opening of the current library we all know today. Abigail Snow was the librarian for many years.

Links:
North Country Library System
Central Square Library