The Livonia Public Library serves the community as an educational and cultural center providing free access to recreational, educational and informational materials and services in both print and non-print. We are members of the Pioneer Library System consisting of 42 member libraries in Livingston, Wyoming, Wayne and Ontario counties.The Gahnyhsas-Tecarnedoi Campfire Girls of Livonia pledged the first $25 for the founding of the Livonia Public Library in 1916. This year they celebrate their 100th anniversary in a big way by renovating their library.
Shared from Frank Sykes, Livonia Public Library Director:
After months of construction, the Livonia Public Library opened its doors on Saturday, August 26! Celebrating its 100th Anniversary, the new library is not simply a building containing books, videos, and computers, but a vibrant community hub in the truest sense. It is a place that contains untapped ideas. Conversations not yet had. Relationships not yet made. It is a library full of
opportunities and potential. The future of possibilities in this building is only limited by our imaginations!
However, make no mistake about it, this library differs in our traditional sense of a public library. Instead of a “no” library: no eating, no drinking, no making noise. This is a “yes” library:
YES to eating and drinking. YES to playing and having fun. YES to talking and collaborating. YES to the full use of the library. Your new public library is open and every single person in our community is welcome through its doors!
Your new library has also redefined our approach to its overall mission. As we strive to serve and improve our community everyday, we are doing it through developing relationships in and around our community. Whether it’s through a partnership with the ARC of Livingston County to acquire a Healthy Habits vending machine, Your new library has also redefined our approach to its overall mission.
As we strive to serve and improve our community everyday, we are doing it through developing relationships in and around our community. Whether it’s through a partnership with the ARC of Livingston County to acquire a Healthy Habits vending machine, or collaboration with the Livonia Central School District to host class visits, we are ALL moving forward, together.
Thank you to all the donors whose generous support kick-started the drive to close the funding gap. What you all have done for this library and our community will be felt for generations to come.
Library Board President, Mae Sharman: you have been the energy and life of this project since day one. Your determination and resolve is absolutely amazing. We all owe you our gratitude.
The Friends of the Livonia Public Library: as a result of their hard work and dedication, were able to sponsor the Friends’ Alcove, children’s library furniture, donor wall, Reading Patio, green wall, and numerous other purchases throughout the years.
Message from the President of the Library Board of Trustees……….
It has been an exciting year, with the Livonia Public Library Improvement Project
in full swing. Weather was on our side and enabled us to proceed on schedule through the winter doing groundwork and building the framework.
This endeavor is truly a community-wide project which will enhance vital services to
all patrons. The dedication and community support we received from various groups, individuals, to support from the Town and Village Board, the Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Livonia Library, Inc, has been overwhelming and we are very appreciative. Livonia certainly loves its library!
Our Library provides free access to computers, WiFi, books, audios, e-books,
reference materials, magazines, delivery of library materials to homebound patrons, children’s story times and Makerspace STEAM after-school programs for kids and teens.
Director Frank Sykes continues to introduce cutting edge technology and is committed along with the staff to deliver the best service to all who enter the doors of the Library. His dedication and commitment has made the Library a community meeting place. Our goal is to build on what we have and challenge ourselves to provide more services and programs when the Project is completed.
On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees, we excitedly look forward to 2018!
Board of Trustees