Thursday, May 23, 2013

Apple Blossom Parade 2013

Many thanks to the Williamson Free Public Library staff, trustees and community volunteers that donated their time, materials and expertise to make our 2013 Apple Blossom Parade float possible!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Streamlined Charge Desk!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Library Staff Has Halloween Fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Pioneer Annual Meeting and Dinner

The yearly organizational meeting and banquet for the Pioneer Library System was held on October 12, 2011 in Geneseo. Trustees Pete Wright, Nancy Orbaker, Mike Herbert and Rebecca Reinhardt attended along with staff member Bethany Reinhardt and Director Cheryl Gravelle. It was a great night to enjoy a good meal and great conversation with other library members. There are 42 libraries in the system from Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston Counties. Author Anne Panning spoke eloquently about the meaning of libraries in her life and read a passage from her latest book, Butter. Here is the Williamson library contingent, joined by Sodus's director Carol Garland and a trustee from Sodus, Nina Osborn.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Legal Issues for Libraries

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 library trustees Amy Prater and Rebecca Reinhardt along with director Cheryl Gravelle attended a seminar sponsored by the Pioneer Library System. "Legal Issues for Libraries" was presented by Robert Schofield and Ellen Bach from Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna LLC -- a law firm that handles cases in which libraries are involved.

Although it may not be obvious that libraries can have legal problems, employment law, funding, governance, liability, constitutional protections, etc., can all be areas that are potential for lawsuits. The best protection for libraries is to be aware of the pitfalls and the Pioneer Library System presented this workshop to assist trustees and directors to do that.

It was a day well-spent, with the attorneys giving a lot of good information to more than sixty people who attended.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Williamson is Represented at the Pioneer Library System Annual Dinner

Library trustees Pete Wright and Rebecca Reinhardt, staff members Gail Howard, Bethany Reinhardt and Cheryl Gravelle and Town Supervisor Jim Hoffman attended the 2010 Pioneer Library System annual meeting and dinner at Steamboat Landing in Canandaigua. It was a nice time, and a good way to meet and greet other "Pioneers"! Betsy Morris, Assistant Director of the Pioneer System is also a Williamson resident so she joined the group. And... Guidedog in Training Whitley enjoyed the festivities, and was very good!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


2nd prize in the Apple Blossom Festival. Our float, "Make a Splash... Read!" was designed to get the word out about our exciting Summer Program schedule coming up. It's the theme of the activities that are planned for this summer and it means that all kinds of "splashy" fun is ahead. The float, starring Patrick Byrne as the reader, was designed and executed by several members of the library staff. They wanted to share their enthusiasm for the library and all it offers to our community. Booker B. OWWL, the Pioneer Library System mascot joined the group to remind the crowd of the great services provided by libraries in the system. Of course, all the libraries in four counties (Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston) work together to provide OWWL Access to library users. That means that if you have an OWWL library card (which is available at all of our libraries), you can instantly borrow materials of all sorts from all forty-two libraries in the system, giving you access to over 1 million items! And it's all free. There's no better deal than that!