About the Valley Cottage Library Association

From our modest beginning in 1959 in a one room storefront on Old Lake Road to our present home nestled among a few acres of woods and lovely gardens on Route 303, Valley Cottage Library has continued to grow as a vital and important community resource. As an association library, we are a not-for-profit educational corporation supported for by the public and administered by a seven member executive board of trustees. Any Valley Cottage resident, 18 years or older and a registered voter may be a member of the Association.
Association membership gives you the ability to play an active role in the continuing development of this important neighborhood institution. Members attend the annual meeting each January and are eligible to run for any open trustee positions on the board and to vote on the operating budget prepared by the board.

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Our Mission

The Valley Cottage Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment in which materials and services support and enhance the educational, artistic, professional, personal, and recreational needs and interests of the community.

Revised August 2017

Vision Statement

The Valley Cottage Library is the place to satisfy curiosity, be inspired, and connect with others.

Adopted August 2017

Trustee Position 

The Valley Cottage Library has one position on its Board of Trustees that will expire at the end of 2019. Any Valley Cottage resident 18 years old and over is eligible to apply for the position. A trustee term is five years.

Please send a resume including a cover letter describing your interest to serve on the Library Board to the Board Secretary, Janice Dime, janicedime@yahoo.com. (Please use as subject line: Trustee position.) Include your address, telephone number and email address.

The biography you supply will be posted to the Library’s website for the community to learn about you. The election will take place at the Library’s Annual Association meeting scheduled for January 15 at 7:30 pm. All Valley Cottage registered voters 18 years and older are eligible to vote at the election.

You will be invited to attend the December 18, 2019 Board meeting to meet the other trustees. The deadline to apply for this position is December 31, 2019.

© 2019 VALLEY COTTAGE LIBRARY ∙ 110 Route 303

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

Phone: 845-268-7700

Fax: 845-268-7760

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