Ulysses Philomathic Library

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Ulysses Philomathic Library
Established 1811 [1]
Location Trumansburg, New York
Branches 1
Collection
Size 20,000 [2]
Access and use
Circulation 60,000[2]
Population served 4,775 [3]
Members 4,137 registered borrowers
Other information
Budget 239,828
Director Molly Foust[2]
Staff 5
Website http://www.trumansburglibrary.org/
Phone number (607) 387-5623

Ulysses Philomathic Library is a public library in the village of Trumansburg, New York which is located within the town of Ulysses. The town existed at the time the library was founded as a private association in 1811 but the village was not incorporated until 1872.[1][4] Philomathic means “love of learning”.[5] The library serves the town of 4,775 residents according to the 2000 census. Work began on the current Greek Revival and brick library building in 1991. The library is a member of the Finger Lakes Library System.[6]

Funding[edit]

Approximately 80% of the library funding comes from municipal funding - town, village, county and taxes that are levied but not given by the school district.

Staff[edit]

The director, with the help of the reference librarian and an assistant, oversees the operation of the library. They also have two summer reading program coordinators. Teens hired through the county and town youth programs help them out year round. All other workers volunteer their services at the main desk and assist with shelving, maintenance, programs and special events.

Governance[edit]

The library is chartered as an Association Library and run by a 15 member board of directors that oversees the library director, who in turn supervises staff and volunteers.

Mission[edit]

The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an educational and cultural resource center which strives to meet the informational, creative and leisure needs of all community residents. To that end, the library will provide a broad collection of materials and access to a wide network of contemporary resources and media.

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