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    Bancroft Public Library
    It has been confirmed by an official of the New York State Library that if the Village of Salem dissolution is voted through, our library must also dissolve, since we are chartered as a village public library. This means that we would have to go through a process of becoming re-chartered if we are to continue on as a public library. The library staff and board will do all we can to make sure that the library will not close. However, we would like to make it clear that this is not simply a matter of revising our current charter. Since we are chartered as a village library, our current charter must dissolve and we would have to obtain a new charter to continue on as a public library. It is not simply a matter of re-wording a charter, and there are no guarantees. There are several options available, and each would need to be evaluated carefully before proceeding.

    For more information about the Village of Salem dissolution, and access to a survey for village residents, please visit www.salem-ny.com

    181 S Main St / PO Box 478
    Salem, NY 12865
    Phone/Fax (518) 854-7463

    Library Hours
    Monday 1 - 5 PM
    Tuesday 2 - 8 PM
    Wednesday 10 AM - 1 PM
    Thursday 2 - 8 PM
    Friday 1 - 5 PM
    Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
    Sunday Closed

    Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve

    Director: Susan Getty

    Staff: Karen Hickland

    Rebecca Brown

    Peg Culver

    Library Board meetings are held the first Thursday after the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM. The exceptions being the months of July and August.



    Sarah Wohlleb, President
    Kim Erbe, Secretary
    Catherine Crank
    Stephen Davis
    Linda Lewis
    Sandy McClellan
    Sarah Winslow

    The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Salem are held every first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Village office.


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