Story: Neal Simon – Evening Tribune – March 23, 2021
New leadership is coming to the top spot at the Hornell Public Library, but the change will mean the departure of a library mainstay.
Library trustees announced March 19 the upcoming retirement of longtime director Alice Taychert, effective May 1, 2021.
Trustees accepted Taychert’s retirement letter at a February board meeting.
The board also established a Library Director Search Committee charged with “hiring a library director that will exemplify the qualities required to manage, supervise, and lead a library of Hornell’s size and unique character,” said Joseph Liberto, the vice president of the library board. (more…)
The Friends of the Library promotes the library, fundraisers, and gives other support as needed. They are the primary fundraising arm of the library and supports everything the library does involving the community.
The Friends of the Library is always looking for new members and volunteers. Some of the tasks we need help include, but are not limited to the following:
Help Develop Public Relations and Outreach Projects
Help Develop and Lead and Fundraising Events
Create and Programming for Children, Adults and Seniors
As part of Hornell Library renovation over the past year, library board President Norm Ellis has donated several beautiful wood pieces.
The library is fortunate to be able to display Norm’s outstanding craftsmanship to our community. His stunning curved magazine rack and media shelving is the centerpiece of the redesigned Conderman Room. (more…)
HORNELL — After nine months of closure, many of the first people through the doors at the Hornell Public Library Monday were some of its most loyal patrons who had been counting down down the days until the venerable Genesee Street building reopened.
Library staff, board members and volunteers were not taking it easy between last March 14, when the building was forced to close to comply with New York state restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, and noon on Monday when operations began again.
Thanks to staff, volunteers and board trustees, the library underwent a complete interior redesign, resulting in a roomier, uncluttered and sharper organized layout.