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May/June Exhibit: Tasha Tudor

 

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

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KELLOGG FREE LIBRARY HISTORY

Two men, Orris U. and Jasper L. Kellogg, had a common vision, and they founded the Kellogg Free Library as a memorial to their parents, Stephen and Nancy Kellogg. They were part of a family of seven who grew up in Taylor and Cincinnatus. Orris became a lawyer in Cortland, and Jasper moved to California.
Groundbreaking was on May 31, 1930, and on July 1, 1931 the library doors opened for the first time.
The library was originally intended to serve only the residents of Cincinnatus and Taylor, but when the school centralized in June 1931, the Library Board of Trustees voted to include all of the school district as patrons.  The officials of the school and the Kellogg Free Library planned a program and employed one librarian for both libraries. The first librarian, Mary Ufford Geer, held the position until her retirement on June 30, 1954.
Since 1952, the library has been entirely supported by the endowment left in trust by the Kellogg brothers.

The library is governed by a 5 member Board of Trustees:
Phil Totman, President
Gretchen Shufelt, Vice President
Dave Christy, Treasurer
Brenda Comolli, Secretary
Dale Bates