2017 at The Library

Schoharie Free Library 2017 Annual Report to the Public

2017 was a year of change at the Schoharie Free Library.

Our Program Director Alyson Montione retired to move to Wales to attend graduate school (you must admit, going to another continent is a Big Change!);
Jennifer Mosher was hired to be our new Program Director;
our parking lot and driveway were redone from the bottom up, completing the repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Irene;
the original building was re-roofed, hopefully ending the attic leaks situation (both these major projects were made possible by a grant from the NYS Education Department Construction Program);
a new rug for the Play Area was purchased with a grant from the Foundation for Mohawk Valley Libraries;
the Annual Book Sale did not happen, but we did sign up for a green Better World Books drop box in the parking lot to accept used books;
we were approved for listing on both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places;
we held a total of 140 programs which were attended by 1,674 people;
our inventory of 29,043 books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, electronic books, etc., includes 3,467 new items;
people made use of all those things by borrowing 19,099 items from here, including a robust circulation of 6,399 items to and from other libraries.

Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

Catherine Caiazzo, director








Piecemakers Donate Tote Bags!

The Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild presented 44 totes to the Schohaire Free Library on Friday Sept. 15th.  This was part of a summer Guild challenge and charity event.  Pictured: Kathleen Livingston (Guild program chair), Catherine Caiazzo (Library Director), Sharon Vrooman (Guild President), and Stephanie Liddle (Guild historian).