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Handbook for Library Trustees of New York


Libraries are essential to our citizens, to our communities and to our democracy. The local public library is a focal point for intellectual curiosity and learning in every New York community.  It enhances the quality of community life while providing a path to success for many.  As the most credible public institution in America today, it can be a critical leader in finding community-based solutions to local issues. 

The American public library works because of dedicated volunteers willing to serve on the board of trustees. We thank you for your service and your dedication to ensuring all New Yorkers are empowered, engaged and energized by their library. The world is a better place for your efforts.