Library News and Archives

2015 Reading & Discussion Series

The Geneva Public Library has been awarded a grant by the New York Council for the Humanities to assist with funding a Reading & Discussion Series in early 2015.


The theme of the series is Great American Novels: A Contemporary Perspective on Classic Works.

Second Floor Book Sale and Shelf Shifting

The sale of non-fiction books on the second floor balcony will continue through the end of December. $1.00 per bag of books is the price for every item in the sale. At the conclusion of the sale, items will be given to the Friends of the Library for their March book sale or donated to Better World Books.

Second Season of the Fantasy Library League

Registration is now open for the second season of the Fantasy Library League, the only fantasy sports competition for book lovers. In the Fantasy Library League players select a collection of titles they think will circulate the most and compete against the collections of other players. The players whose collections circulate the most within the Pioneer Library System win fun prizes as well as bragging rights in their library.

Library Card Fine Match Week- December 15-20

Tis the season to be jolly! From Monday, December 15th through Saturday December 20th the Library will match you dollar for dollar when you pay off your library fines. 

Thrive to Survive Holiday Open House- Saturday December 6th

Thrive to Survive will be holding their Holiday Open House in the Library's Reading Room from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, December 6th. The community is welcome to attend to learn more about Thrive to Survive's cancer support group and other community services. From 11:00-12:00, a capella groups from Hobart and William Smith and Geneva High School will be performing for attendees.

Quilt Raffle Winner

The raffle raised $275 for the Foundation and we are extremely pleased by the success of the event. If Carol is willing and able, we will be holding the raffle again in 2015. 

HVAC Replacement Project- Construction Update

Construction is wrapping up on the Library's HVAC Replacement Project. The scope of the project is to replace the Library's boiler, heat pumps, and other HVAC equipment to provide more reliable heating and cooling of the building.

Genealogy Research Club- November 22nd

The next meeting of the Genealogy Research Club will be on November 22nd at 10:00 AM.

Roving Reference- The Library Comes to You!

This fall and winter the Library is packing our bags and traveling to you. From 2:00-3:00 PM on November 13th the Library will be at the Elmcrest Apartments and on November 20th we will be at Club 86's Bagels & Cakes for the first two stops of our Roving Reference Program.

A Taste of Jazz Basket Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Phil Wilkie, winner of the A Taste of Jazz basket raffle! Phil won two tickets to February's Foundation for Geneva Public Library Signature Event, A Taste of Jazz, as well as a bottle of Bilsboro wine, crackers, and other items.

Thank You, Love Geneva!

Last month, Love Geneva presented the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library a check for $1,026. This figure increases the total amount raised so far for the Foundation for Geneva Public Library through the sale of Love Geneva’s 2014 Loyalty Card to $2,026.

Our Thanks to Those who Donated

This list of donors to the Geneva Library Foundation includes those who contributed from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Thank you!

Musical Moments- Flute Song

The Geneva Public Library will present “Flute Song” in its next Musical Moments recital, Friday, October 10 starting at 7:15 p.m. in the library’s reading room.

Employment Opportunity-Library Clerk Subs

The Geneva Public Library seeks substitute Library Clerks to work occasional shifts on as-needed basis. The wage rate is $8.25- $11.31 per hour based on experience. Substitutes do not work regularly scheduled hours but are scheduled based on openings in our schedule due to staff vacations, sick time, and meetings.