Board of Trustees Announces New Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Hornell Public Library announces that Ms. Denise Chilson has been selected as our new Library Director.

Ms. Chilson is a Belmont, NY native and happily returns to the Southern Tier after beginning her career in libraries in the Rochester area.  Following graduation from Cornell University, Denise worked at Alfred University Libraries and was inspired to pursue studies in Library Science at the University at Buffalo. Denise has used her graduate degree in Library Media Science to work in public school libraries, public libraries and as a Sustainability Educator throughout Western New York. Denise has helped create school learning gardens and community gardens in the Rochester area and is excited to participate in community projects in our area!

Congratulations and welcome to Ms. Chilson.  Members of the community are invited to drop by and say hello to our new director.

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary and Thank You All.

This week marks the 1st anniversary of the community’s vote to fund and support the The Hornell Public Library directly through your local tax levy. The Hornell Library’s gift back you has been the Re-opening or “Re-boot” of our beautiful library including upgraded facilities.  The Board of Trustees of the Hornell Public Library would like to thank the following individuals, area businesses and organizations

who have helped us complete our facilities masterplan make our re-boot a reality.

The Hornell Public Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generosity during the “2020 Re-boot.” The improvements made to the Library were the result of the help and support of these folks and through the overwhelming majority vote of the Hornell community.

Christine Barron
Bret Carver
Audrey Ellis
Norm Ellis
Bob Ellis
Brian Friedland
Lisa Galatio
Laurie Graziano
Kevin Jacobs
Kristin Jensen
Ceil Kelley
Molly Liberto
Joseph Liberto
Vinny Liberto
Quinn Liberto
Reilly Liberto
Garrett McGowan
Pat Moore
Susan Morehouse
Mathew Potter
Mark A. Smith
Alice Taychert
Ed Taychert
Spencer Weyand
Patricia Wiggers
Rex Wiggers
Sharon Wirth

Hornell Area Businesses and Organizations:
– Armor Building Supply
– Christ Episcopal Church of Hornell
– City of Hornell Industrial Development
– Bennett’s Greenhouse
– Davidson’s Furniture
– EDS Computers
– Friends of the Hornell Public Library
– Hornell Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society
– Hornell City School District
– Hornell Evening Tribune
– Lowe’s Home Improvement
– Maddie’s Motorsports
– PEISH News and Video
– Southern Tier Library Foundation




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