Thank You for Supporting Your Library

 

The Lowville Free Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the voters of the Lowville Academy and Central School District for your approval of a funding increase during the recent school vote.

Lowville Free Library was founded in 1903 by local citizens. It has been maintained as a privately-owned non-profit institution, managed by a Board of Trustees made up of active, interested local citizens, since its inception.

Our building, erected in 1927, has undergone several upgrades in recent years, including replacement of half the slate roof, installation of LED lighting, interior painting, electrical upgrades, and carpeting. The future needs for the building will include window repairs/replacement, side door entrance upgrade and lift maintenance. 

The library’s most immediate need is keeping ahead of the NYS-mandated minimum wage level and paying our long-term employees at a level commensurate with their experience.  In addition, the recent installation of new fiber optic line for internet access requires a new monthly line charge for service. The value inherent to this internet access upgrade has been a significant increase in bandwidth and download/upload speeds.

We welcome everyone to visit Lowville Free Library to see the technical advancements and educational resources available to the community. We want to continue to offer new innovative services and resources. We plan continue fundraising and seeking grants to supplement our regular funding sources. Monies earned from fundraisers and grants will be used to enhance programs directly affecting the lives of our patrons.

Thank you for supporting your local library!

- Lowville Free Library Board of Trustees