Love to visit libraries? This self-guided tour is for you!

Visit as many of our 44 unique libraries as you can in June, July and August as part of the 2022 Mid York Library Road Trip!

Road trip to our libraries as a family, or grab your friends and create a team.  You might even set up your own Road Trip Challenge among friends – who can visit the most libraries?

Whether you travel in a pack or go solo, you’ll earn prizes when you’ve visited 5, 15, 30, and 44 locations.  Each of our libraries has its own unique architecture, vibe, events, and collection – so the real reward is experiencing them.

To get your Road Trip started, pick up a map at any library.  Then plan your itinerary for visiting any or all of our 44 community and neighborhood libraries.  Click here for a list of libraries, how to find them, treasures to look for, and – because we know how hungry a great library visit can make you – where to eat while you’re in town.


Barneveld Free Library

Address:
118 Boon St., Barneveld, NY 13304

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 12pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 12noon
Thursday: 1pm – 6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

Interesting Facts:
The Barneveld Free Library has been a library since 1877.
Our Library, along with the Town of Trenton, sponsors a Veteran’s Program every year to honor all our Veteran’s. We have a picnic for them at Trenton Town Park and usually see 100 veterans.

Local Points of Interest:
Visitors might want take a tour of the Trenton Falls Gorge that is offered every year.
Unity Hall has a lot of programs at the hall (usually advertised in the Oneida Newsweek paper).

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Sweet Basil, Main St.
Hotel Moore, Mappa Ave.

Bridgewater Free Library

Address:
404 St. Rt. 8, Bridgewater, NY 13313

Library Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 3pm; 6pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 3pm
Thursday: 10am – 3pm; 6pm – 8:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9am – 12noon
Sunday: Closed 

Interesting Facts:
The Library project was started on the 12th of February 1806, and many projects and updates have continued to present times. In 1978 we built a new building, and an addition was built in 1998. In 1990 we were charted to serve the Town of Bridgewater.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Patty’s Pub on State Route 20
Wendy’s Diner on State Route 8

C. W. Clark Memorial Library, Oriskany Falls

Address:
160 N. Main St., Oriskany Falls, NY 13425

Library Hours:
Monday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Replicas of village buildings on display in the library

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Mario’s Pizzeria
Tallman’s Coffee Shop

Camden Library

Address:
57 Second St., Camden, NY 13035

Library Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 8pm
Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
A group of 40 women met in December 1890 to form a library in Camden. The Camden Library has copies of the Queen Central Newspaper from 1874 to present. We have a popular and extensive Christian Fiction collection.

Local Points of Interest:
Carriage House Museum – N. Park St.
Forest Park – Ripley Dr.
Full Moon Reflections Art Gallery – Main St.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Vienna Farmers’ Market on Rt 13
Avicollis Restaurant on Main St.
The Station Restaurant on Oswego St.
The Garden of Gifts shop on Main St.

Canastota Public Library

Address:
102 W. Center St., Canastota, NY 13032

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
In our Carnegie Library Building (circa 1902), we offer:
Seed Library
3D Printer
2 Writer’s Groups, 2 Book Clubs, 2 Knitting Groups, 2 Exercise Groups, Bridge Club
Summer Reading Program Special Events
Preschool Storytime
Programs, Events, Lectures, Author Visits, Travelogues, etc. 

Local Points of Interest:
International Boxing Hall of Fame
Canal Town Museum 

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Erie Canal Brewing Company
ZEMS Ice Cream and Penny’s Candies

Cazenovia Public Library

Address:
100 Albany St., Cazenovia, NY 13035

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Library Closed. Have your map stamped 12noon – 4pm in Carriage Barn Books next door to the library.

Interesting Facts:
Cazenovia Public Library is more than a Library, we’re also a museum of curiosities, natural wonders, and the Grand Tour collection of Robert J. Hubbard which features a 2,000 year old mummy named Hen. Interested in Cazenovia history? We also have an exhibit on local Cazenovia history featuring items from the archive and museum. A gallery featuring local artists connects the library with the museum and with a new exhibit every one or two months, we encourage you to visit again and again! While your visiting, make sure you say hello to our resident cat, Page, and stop by our Friends of the Library run bookstore, Carriage Barn Books (open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Local Points of Interest:
Cazenovia is the perfect place to spend a summer day. History, heritage, and art lovers should check out Lorenzo State Historic site, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, and the Cazenovia College Gallery at Reisman Hall. Before getting back in the car to head to another library, park at the Library and head out on foot to Cazenovia Lake and enjoy the mix of architecture and unique storefronts along the way. Explore everything Cazenovia has to offer by visiting gocaz.com .

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Downtown Cazenovia and the historic business district offers a wealth of unique shops and restaurants for any tastes and appetites. Worked up a thirst? Visit Meier’s Creek, Owera Vineyards, or Madison County Distillery.
Saturday visitors can enjoy the Cazenovia Farmer’s Market located on the High School green. We hope you enjoy your time in Cazenovia- 2014 runner up to budget travel’s Coolest Small Town in America!

Clayville Library Association

Address:
2265 Oneida St., Clayville, NY 13322

Library Hours:
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  1pm – 6pm
Wednesday:  10am – 6pm
Thursday:  3pm – 7pm
Friday:  1pm – 6pm
Saturday:  11am – 2pm
Sunday:  Closed

Interesting Facts:
Our stained glass windows are a focal point as is the Nature Gazebo located in a peaceful and serene setting next to our stream. 

Local Points of Interest:
The Root Farm, Town of Paris Historical Society 

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Main Street Tavern
Orchard Hall
Grande’s Pizzeria
Sauquoit Valley Friends & Neighbors Thrift Store

DeRuyter Free Library

Address:
735 Utica St., DeRuyter, NY 13052

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
This two-story brick building, with a raised basement, was constructed as a high school in 1907-08. It would serve as the elementary school when the new DeRuyter High School was built in the 1930s on Railroad Street. It stopped serving as a school in 1952 when all students were moved to the expanded high school building. The town offices and the library have been located in the building for years but in different spots within it than now, while other sections in the building remained dilapidated and were not fit for use. So after decades of deterioration, the old schoolhouse would get a new life with work starting in 2007 and continuing for four years. At a cost of $2.5 million, wealthy resident, George Staley, funded most of the restoration cost. The old building is now 100% and serves as a Civic Center which was named after George Staley’s deceased wife, Genevieve D. Staley. The Town of DeRuyter offices are still located in the building, as well as a courtroom, the DeRuyter Free Library, community services/food pantry and a sheriff’s field office.

Local Points of Interest:
DeRuyter Reservoir

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
The Sugar Shack Cafe and Bakery
Sal’s Pizzeria
Coal Yard
Big M
Drift-In
Shelly’s
Quincy Square

Didymus Thomas Memorial Library, Remsen

Address:
9639 Main St., Remsen, NY 13438

Library Hours:
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 5pm
Thursday: 2pm – 6pm
Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 12noon
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library hosts a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in the summer. We also have a community garden.

Local Points of Interest:
While you are here visit Remsen’s historic Welsh cemeteries.

Dolgeville-Manheim Public Library

Address:
24 N. Main St., Dolgeville, NY 13329

Library Hours:
Monday: 11am – 5pm
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Housed in the 1922 granite-faced building originally First National Bank of Dolgeville.

Local Points of Interest:
Monument of Alfred Dolge

Local Shops/Restaurants/Farmers’ Markets:
Farmer’s Market – Fridays in the summer
Ina’s Pizza
Southern Girl Diner
The Cakery Cafe
Dolgeville Bread Basket
Brix Pizzeria

Dunham Public Library, Whitesboro

Address:
76 Main St., Whitesboro, NY 13492

Library Hours:
Monday: 9 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: Closed 

Interesting Facts:
We offer board games and will soon be offering snowshoes. The library will be 95 years old on August 8, 2022! We are currently undergoing renovations to the Dunham House. 

Local Points of Interest:
St. Paul’s Church and the Whitesboro Village Green is across the street. 

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
The Whitesboro Farmer’s Market happens on Mondays from 2pm to 7pm, from June to October.
Whitestown Center, accessible via Main St., which is near Dunham Public Library, includes the following restaurants: Bennu Cafe, Karma Asian Fusion Cuisine, Franco’s Pizza, and Burger King. The Boulevard Diner is also not far!

Earlville Free Library

Address:
4 N. Main St., Earlville, NY 13332

Library Hours:
Monday: 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We have a cricut machine and a 3D printer for the public to use, we have a document signed by Abraham Lincoln, display of civil war artifacts.

Local Points of Interest:
Earlville Opera House
Black Cat Antiques
Jewetts Cheese House
Rogers Center (Sherburne)
Bell Tree (Childrens Play Place)

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Gilligans, in Sherburne (Ice cream and food)
K & K Pizzeria

Erwin Library & Institute, Boonville

Address:
104 Schuyler St., Boonville, NY 13309

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library was built in 1890 of rock-faced local limestone with a square tower at the entrance. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Local Points of Interest:
Dodge Pratt Northam Art & Community Center
Black River Canal Museum
Bike Trails along the Black River Canal

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Boonville Hotel Restaurant
Farmers’ Market on Thursdays
Awesome Country Mercantile

Frank J. Basloe Library, Herkimer

Address:
245 N. Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We loan out art prints and fishing poles. We have an extensive Genealogy collection.

Local Points of Interest:
Herkimer Diamond Mines
Historic Four Corners
Access to the Erie Canalway Trail

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Dominic’s Deli
Otto’s Diner
Yetti’s
Fat Cats
PK’s

Frankfort Free Library

Address:
123 S. Frankfort St., Frankfort, NY 13340

Library Hours:
Monday: 2pm – 8pm
Tuesday: 12noon – 6pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 8pm
Thursday: 12noon – 6pm
Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We have an extensive art book collection and information on Hall of Fame Inductee Bud Fowler.

Local Points of Interest:
Marina on Erie Canal with picnic pavilion

Hamilton Public Library

Address:
13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
There is a farmer’s market right in front of the library in the village green every Saturday morning in the summer, and there is an assortment of stores, coffee shops, and restaurants all within walking distance of the library.

Holland Patent Free Library

Address:
9580 Main St., Holland Patent, NY 13354

Library Hours:
Monday: 2pm – 5pm (1pm – 5pm July & August)
Tuesday: 2pm – 5pm (1pm – 5pm July & August)
Wednesday: 2pm – 6pm
Thursday: 2pm – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm (Closed July & August)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Local Points of Interest:
Trenton Falls
Foothills Mercantile Rt 12 Barneveld

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at the Holland Patent Park
Grande’s Pizzeria/Restaurant, Main St Holland Patent
Poppy’s Place Cafe, Main St Holland Patent

Ilion Free Public Library

Address:
78 West St., Ilion, NY 13357

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The founding force behind the Ilion Free Public Library was Clarence W. Seamans. During his long years with the Remington Company, Seamans was known for his philanthropic activities including the founding, planning and implementation of the new library. In 1891, Seamans purchased land for the site. The Romanesque-styled building was designed by the architect George P. Chappell of New York City, and executed by the local builder Albert N. Russell. Two years later, on October 27th 1893, the library was formally opened.

Local Points of Interest:
Russell Park is home to multiple nature trails.
The Ilion Marina has a waterfront restaurant and is part of the Canal Trail, great for walking or biking along the canal. It also contains campsites for campers and tents.
Remington Arms has a museum about Remington history.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Sorrento’s, Franco’s, and Cacciatore’s are Italian/Pizza restaurants.
Main Moon or China Gourmet for Chinese food.
Voss runs the Dockside Cafe at the Ilion Marina.
For chain restaurants we have McDonald’s, Subway, and Dunkin.

Jervis Public Library, Rome

Address:
613 N. Washington St., Rome, NY 13440

Library Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm (Closed June 24 – Labor Day)
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Jervis Public Library opened in 1895 in the former home of self-taught engineer and former Erie Canal Axeman John Bloomfield Jervis, designer of the Croton Aqueduct, a reliable water supply to New York City.

Local Points of Interest:
Fort Stanwix, Bellamy Harbor Park
Rome Art & Community Center
Mohawk Walking & Biking Trail
Lake Delta State Park
Capitol Theatre
Free Disc Golf Course at Griffiss Business Park (borrow disc sets at Jervis Library!)

Jordanville Public Library

Address:
189 Main St., Jordanville, NY 13361

Library Hours:
Monday: 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 1pm
Friday: 3pm – 7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library was built by Douglas & Corrine (Roosevelt) Robinson and Harriet D. Wolryche-Whitmore, Corrine being the sister of President Theodore Roosevelt. It was dedicated in 1908 by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. It contains several books and artifacts from the Roosevelt family. The library is listed on the National Historic Register.

Local Points of Interest:
Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center (Nature Trail) at Owen D. Young Central School, Rt 80, Van Hornesville
The Holy Trinity Russian Monastery and Museum, Robinson Rd
Driving tour of Historic Markers in the Town of Warren (information at Library)

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Millers Apples (Amish – Seasonal), Chyle Rd
Bylar’s Greenhouse (Amish), Rt. 80 Stark
Mr. Shake (ice cream and miniature golf), N Rt 28, Richfield Springs
Rt 80 Bowl – (bowling and dining), Rt 80, Van Hornesville

Kirby Free Library, Salisbury

Address:
105 NY-29A, Salisbury Center, NY 13454

Library Hours:
Monday: 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 12noon; 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 12noon; 1pm – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 12noon
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Local Points of Interest:
Covered Bridge
Frisbie House

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Covered Bridge Convenience Store
Country Store

Kirkland Town Library, Clinton

Address:
55 1/2 College St., Clinton, NY 13323

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Construction of our building started in 1869 and finished in 1872.

Local Points of Interest:
Hamilton College

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Clinton Farmers’ Market – Thursdays on the Clinton Village Green

Little Falls Public Library

Address:
10 Waverly Pl., Little Falls, NY 13365

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
A former “Second Empire Style” home donated to the city in 1910 for use as a public library.
Extensive Anglo-American China collection.
Large display of local quartz crystals.
Newly renovated Children’s Center.

Local Points of Interest:
Herkimer Diamond Mines
Erie Canal Way Trail
Benton’s Landing
Moss Island
Little Falls Marina

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Canal Side Inn & Restaurant
Italian Feast
Copper Moose
Canal Place: Ann Street Deli; Antique Center

Middleville Free Library

Address:
1 S. Main St., Middleville, NY 13406

Library Hours:
Monday: 4pm – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We have a couple of large Herkimer diamonds on display. We have Rathsel carriages – made in Middleville – on display. We have birthday plates on display.

Local Points of Interest:
Herkimer Diamond Mines
Ace of Diamonds Mine
Old Castle on Castle Rd

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Dibbles Inn
Stewarts
Miners Table

Morrisville Public Library

Address:
83 E. Main St., Morrisville, NY 13408

Library Hours:
Monday: 12noon – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 12noon – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 12noon – 7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We have had two different paranormal groups come and spend the night as we have been told we have a resident ghost family. We have seen a woman in Victorian period clothing roaming the stacks, music playing and the sounds of dancing upstairs, and sounds of children playing.

New Hartford Public Library

Address:
2 Library Ln., New Hartford, NY 13413

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm (Closed July & August)

Interesting Facts:
Award winning children’s author and illustrator Grace Lin grew up and attended New Hartford Schools 

Local Points of Interest:
The New Hartford Town Park, Sherrill Brook Park, is less than 5 miles away. It has walking trails, a playground and pavilions as well as a dog park. We are about a mile away form the Village green as well. Bradley Elementary School also has a playground. There are tennis courts and a track located at New Hartford High School which is less than a mile away.
Consumer Square and Sangertown Square are a 5 minute drive from our Library. 

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
The village of New Hartford is about a mile away and has many local restaurants and coffee shops: Cavallo’s
Sammy’s
One Genny
Georgio’s
Cafe Canole
Daylight Donuts
Calabria Coffee

New Woodstock Free Library

Address:
2106 Main St., New Woodstock, NY 13122

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 12noon
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library is located inside a beautiful historic 1850 former church building featuring stained glass windows and historical marker.

Local Points of Interest:
Historical Society 2641 Railroad St New Woodstock 13122
Heritage Park School St New Woodstock, Cemetery and War Memorial Route 13 New Woodstock
Smith Tavern Historical Marker 2031 Main St New Woodstock
Delphi Falls Park 2006 Cardner Rd New Woodstock
Playground and Softball Field behind the library

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
New Woodstock Market 2092 Main St, Woody’s Country Store 2102 Main St
Erieville Country Store 2785 Erieville Rd Erieville NY 13061
Shoppes at Johnny Appleseed 3402 Old State Rd Erieville Rd NY 13061
Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Co 3232 Rippleton Rd Cazenovia NY 13035

New York Mills Public Library

Address:
399 Main St., New York Mills, NY 13417

Library Hours:
Monday: 12noon – 7pm
Tuesday: 12noon – 7pm
Wednesday: 12noon – 7pm
Thursday: 12noon – 7pm
Friday: 12noon – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Local Points of Interest:
The Village has a Bell monument showcasing a bell that used to be at the top of a mill and holds a one day Bell Festival in the summer.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
We have a wide variety of local restaurants; ask the library staff for their recommendations!

Newport Free Library

Address:
7390 S. Main St., Newport, NY 13416

Library Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Newport Library was built in 1926 by George L. Bradford. In 1960 Newport was one of the libraries to join the Mid York System.

Local Points of Interest:
Newport History Center

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
MAWS Farm
Patty Jean’s Restaurant
Newport Ristorante
Newport Marketplace

Old Forge Library

Address:
220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge, NY 13420

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm (10am – 8pm July & August)
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm (10am – 8pm July & August)
Thursday: 10am – 7pm (10am – 8pm July & August)
Friday: 10am – 4pm (10am – 5pm July & August)
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: closed 

Interesting Facts:
Our used book room, reading garden, outdoor concert series, art exhibits 

Local Points of Interest:
Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Nicks Lake State Park, View Center for the Arts & Culture, Nutty Putty mini-golf, Bald Mountain, Fulton Chain of Lakes 

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Tons of great downtown shopping and dining.
Friday Farmers Market on North Street 1-5 pm

Oneida Public Library

Address:
459 Main St., Oneida, NY 13421

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
OPL is the newest library building in the system with its very own audio/visual recording studio (be sure to check out our podcast “Our Director Made Us Do This” while you are traveling to each library this summer-Available wherever you listen to podcasts/music). We lend out a variety of items such as mobile hotspots, various park passes, a cake decorating kit and bikes (adults and children). Be sure to visit our art gallery that changes monthly highlighting local artists.

Local Points of Interest:
We are located right next door to the Madison County Historical Society in Oneida. Turning Stone Casino and Sylvan Beach are quick rides from OPL. Oneida also has a number of parks in town including Allen Park that has a great playground and Maxwell Field that has a nature trail. The Oneida Community Mansion House is also a quick trip down the road and they offer a number of tours on the property as well as concerts throughout the summer. If you are into biking/cycling, the Oneida Rail Trail runs through downtown.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Madison County Historical Society Farmers Market (Tuesdays throughout the summer, 2pm-6pm)
Napoleon’s Cafe
Hipstir Cafe
The Blend (great for weekend brunch)
Sweet Temptations Diner
Bella Vita Bakery
Calle 1945 (Cheese)
Giovanni’s Big Cheese Pizza
Worthy (Women’s clothes/accessories)
Glenwood Movieplex
Nicky Doodle’s Ice Cream
Ocean Sushi
Pepi’s Pizza
Conehead’s Ice Cream
Fuji Hibachi Sushi Asian Bistro

Oriskany Public Library

Address:
621 Utica St., Oriskany, NY 13424

Library Hours:
Monday: 1pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm; 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 1pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 1pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Our library has a rich history. During the depression, in 1937, several prominent ladies of the village organized a public library. Its first home was an abandoned gas station. The first books of the library were donated by Holland Patent Free Library, the Niles family, and the Waterbury Presbyterian Church. Other supplies such as a stove, a coal box, a sign, a ton of coal and stove pipe were all donated and many people worked to put up shelves and do other necessary work. In 1941 its contents were moved across the street and served its patrons from there until 1988 when a new library was constructed. The new library building was named the Helen B. Lawrence Memorial Library in honor of a very devoted, long time librarian.

Local Points of Interest:
Oriskany Museum: 420 Utica St.
Oriskany Battlefield State Historic site: 7801 NY 69

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Capri Pizzeria, 801 Utica St.
Rosie’s Oriskany Diner, 8404 NY 69
Stockdale’s Bar & Grill, 103 River St.

Poland Public Library

Address:
8849 N. Main St., Poland, NY 13431

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Doubled the space this year with a new addition that includes a handicap ramp, handicap bathroom, circulation desk, and an office (the first one the librarian has had in over 40 years).

Local Points of Interest:
West Canada Creek

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Blue Anchor Diner
Red Caboose Ice Cream Stand
Stewart’s
Circle K

Prospect Free Library

Address:
116 State St., Prospect, NY 13435

Library Hours:
Monday: 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 12noon; 2pm – 7pm
Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
Friday: 2pm – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library was once a fire station.

Local Points of Interest:
Prospect waterfalls are visible from the park across the street.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Prospect Falls Winery – wine tasting available!

Sherrill Kenwood Free Library

Address:
543 Sherrill Rd., Sherrill, NY 13461

Library Hours:
Monday: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday: 11am – 4pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
We have a collection of printed material on the Oneida Community and the company they formed, Oneida Ltd which at one time was a leading manufacturer of flatware in the world. On display is early flatware and animal traps manufactured here.

Local Points of Interest:
Oneida Community Mansion House is the historic home of the utopian Oneida Community 1848 – 1880. the 93,000 sq. ft. Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark that is open for tours, programs, facility rentals and overnight lodging. It is located 1.5 miles from the Sherrill Kenwood Library.
Visit: https://www.oneidacommunity.org.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Sweet Life of a Baker Bakery, owned and operated by Andrea Maranville runner up on the Great American Baking Show Season 4 is located across the street from the Sherrill Kenwood Library.

Sullivan Free Library, Bridgeport

Address:
8979 North Rd., Bridgeport, NY 13030

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Local Points of Interest:
Oneida Lake
Point Place Casino

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Traveling Gnome Diner

Sullivan Free Library, Chittenango

Address:
101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango, NY 13037

Library Hours:
Monday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Oz themed children’s section with a munchkin door, yellow brick sidewalk starts at library and runs through the village

Local Points of Interest:
All Things Oz Museum
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Creek Walk
Lion’s Botanical Garden
Yellow Brick Road Casino

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Farmer’s Market with music, Tuesday 4-8 pm Mid-June Thru Labor Day

Utica Public Library

Address:
303 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501

Library Hours:
Monday: 9am – 8pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Our library was built in 1903/04 and designed by a member of Carrere and Hastings, the architectural firm notable for also designing the New York Public Library. The original iron framework and glass floors are still a central and integral part of our stacks!

Local Points of Interest:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute
Irish Cultural Center
Utica Zoo
FT Proctor Park
Union Station (Farmers’ Market seasonally on Saturdays)
Uptown Theatre (Improv/Stand-up performances as scheduled)
The Other Side Handshake City

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Golden’s (breakfast & lunch)
Pantry 284 (lunch)
Good Vibes Cafe (dinner)
Character Coffee
Wisk Baking Company
Off-Center Records
Craylees (breakfast)
Utica Coffee Roasting Company
Willie’s Bagel Cafe

Vernon

Please call 315-829-2463 for hours.

Waterville Public Library

Address:
206 White St., Waterville, NY 13480

Library Hours:
Monday: 11am – 6pm
Tuesday: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The Barton-Brown Observatory is open for Public Stargazing Events around the new moon of each month. Run by the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society, the Observatory is located on library property. A small telescope is available for checkout through the library.
Owen’s Nature Trail is a 1/4 mile trail that wraps around the outside of the library property and is open to the public, dawn to dusk.

Local Points of Interest:
Free EV Charging Station in Village Lot next to library
Playground at Babbott Park
Mountain Bike Trails on Upper White St

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Waterville Standard Bakery
Roc-Star Ice Cream & Eatery
New York Pizzeria
Michael’s Fine Food

Weller Library, Mohawk

Address:
41 W. Main St., Mohawk, NY 13407

Library Hours:
Monday: 12noon – 4pm
Tuesday: 12noon – 4pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 7pm
Thursday: 12noon – 4pm
Friday: 12noon – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Weller library is housed in the former home of the buisnessman Frederick Weller. Having retired because of ill health he bought the house in 1859 and later acquired the six acres of land which is now Weller Park. Frederick Weller died in 1911 and on the death of his wife in 1912 the house was deeded to the village of Mohawk to be used as a library. It opened to the public on March 12th 1914.

Local Points of Interest:
Russian History Museum, Jordanville
Fairgrounds in Frankfort- County Fair, Irish Festival
F.E. Spinner Home (historical marker on Mohawk, Main Street)
Bike path along the Erie canal.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Paesanos Pizza, Main Street, Mohawk
Cacciatores, Barringer Road, Ilion (fine dining)

West Winfield Library

Address:
179 South St., West Winfield, NY 13491

Library Hours:
Monday: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 12noon; 6pm – 8pm
Thursday: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
The library building was originally a theater. We have a sister building in Farmington Missouri.

Local Points of Interest:
Town Park Nature trail by the Mt. Markham high school
Windy Hill Orchard: 577 East St., Cassville
Windy Ridge (Amish bulk store): 776 Co Hwy 24, Richfield Springs
Life size elephant sculpture: 1.25 miles down South Rd
Blackberry Hill Quilts: 7450 St Hwy 51, West Winfield

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Scenic View Campground: 386 Truax Rd, West Winfield
Red Door: 661 US Hwy 20, West Winfield
Kylie’s Diner: 370 West Main St., West Winfield
Joe’s New York Pizzeria: 387 West Main St., West Winfield
Stonegate Golf Club: 500 Cty Rt 19, West Winfield

Western Town Library

Address:
9172 Main St., Westernville, NY 13486

Library Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 2pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 8pm
Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 12noon
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Library building used to be a school house.

Local Points of Interest:
Delta Lake 3 miles away. Woods Valley & the General William Floyd House across the road.

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Delta Lake Inn approx. 5 miles away.

Westmoreland Reading Center

Address:
50 Station Rd., Westmoreland, NY 13490

Library Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:30pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 5:30pm – 8pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
In 1986 The Westmoreland Reading Center started as a small room in the Town Hall. In 1999 the building that now houses the reading center and historical society of Westmoreland was built. A historic one room schoolhouse is also located right next to the reading center. Through its windows you can view the authentic antique items which replicate the 17 known schoolhouses that once served the Westmoreland community between the late 1700’s and early 1900’s.

Local Points of Interest:
North Star Orchards
Westmoreland Antiques
Gold Rush Adventure Golf
7 Hamlets Brewing Company
Tassleberry Farms
Westmoreland Golf Club
Szarek’s Greenhouse

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Station 233
Midway Diner
Francos Pizza
Hot off the Brick
Northstar Orchards
Knuckleheads Brew House
7 Hamlets Brewing Company
Bonomo’s Dari Creme
Meelan’s Market

Woodgate Free Library

Address:
11051 Woodgate Rd., Woodgate, NY 13494

Library Hours:
Monday: 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2pm – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 2pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Interesting Facts:
Formerly a one-room schoolhouse, the library houses a considerable collection of local history.

Local Points of Interest:
At the Gateway to the Adirondacks, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities: skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking

Local Restaurants/Shops/Farmers’ Markets:
Seasons Cafe is located right around the corner!