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Regents-Approved Library Charter Actions: 2021

Note: See also below for the same chart in reverse chronological order, with newest first.

Charter Actions By System
Charter Actions By System Old (2020) New (2021)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area **Local Fiscal Year (FY)
11/16/2021 Stamford Village Library 2800126280 Stamford/Delaware Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 7 to 13 with the current number being nine; to change the name of the corporation to Stamford Library; to designate the service area to be the Stamford Central School District; and to add the IRS provision. 1,119 Association Village 2,710 Association School District  
9/14/2021 Roeliff Jansen Community Library Association 3200102960 Hillsdale/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation to Roeliff Jansen Community Library; to state the library’s location shall be the town of Copake, county of Columbia, state of New York and that the principal office of the corporation shall be located at 9091 State Route 22, Hillsdale, New York 12529. 7,115 Association Town 7,115 Association Town  
12/14/2021 Starr Institute 3200135540 Rhinebeck/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 7,548 Association Town 7,548 Association Town  
1/11/2021 Jordanville Public Library 3600213330 Jordanville/
Herkimer
Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the Van Hornesville-Owen D Young Central School District; to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 trustees with the current number being five; to designate trustee terms of three years; to clarify that the trustees be elected by qualified voters of the Van Hornesville-Owen D Young Central School District; to state that vacancies due to cause other than expiration of term shall be filled by the board of trustees until the next election; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,624 Public School District 1,624 Public School District  
1/11/2021 Johnstown Public Library (City) 4000173310 Johnstown/
Fulton
Mohawk Valley Dissolution Charter of the Johnstown Public Library, a city public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Johnstown Public Library, a school district public library, serving the residents of the Johnstown City School District. 8,743 Public City N/A N/A N/A  
1/11/2021 Schoharie Free Library Association 4000545940 Schoharie/
Schoharie
Mohawk Valley Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Schoharie Central School District; and to add the IRS provision. 922 Association Village 6,725 Association School District  
12/14/2021 Hollwedel Memorial Public Library of Pavilion, NY 5200184985 Pavilion/Genesee Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Pavilion Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of trustees of 5 to 15, the current number being 7. Succeeds the Hollwedel Memorial Library. 2,495 Public Town 4,718 Public School District 7/1-6/30
11/16/2021 Newfane Public Library 5200404500 Newfane/Niagara Nioga Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 10,595 Public School District 10,595 Public School District  
6/7/2021 Richmond Memorial Library 5200180480 Batavia/Genesee Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 19,073 Public School District 19,073 Public School District  
7/12/2021 Osceola Public Library 5600234860 Osceola/Lewis North Country Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 229 Association Town 229 Association Town  
5/10/2021 Pioneer Library System   Canandaigua/Ontario Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; to specify that no trustee shall hold office consecutively for more than three full year terms; and to state the principal office of the corporation is located in Canandaigua, New York. 309,251 Public Library System Other 309,251 Public Library System Other  
2/8/2021 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/
Washington
Southern Adirondack Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional Charter made absolute. 2,715 Public Town 2,715 Public Town  
9/14/2021 Caldwell-Lake George Library 7600633470 Lake George/Warren Southern Adirondack Charter Amendment Charter is amended to to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 with the current number being 9; and to designate trustee terms of three years. 3,515 Association Town 3,515 Association Town  
9/14/2021 Hadley-Luzerne Public Library 7600633490 Lake Luzerne/Warren Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, a joint town public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Rockwell Falls Public Library, a school district public library. 5,395 Public Joint Town N/A N/A N/A  
3/15/2021 Arkport Public Library   Arkport/Steuben Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Arkport Central School District; trustee terms of five years with a fixed number of 5 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 3,097 Public School District 7/1-6/30
10/19/2021 South Country Library 8000580590 Bellport/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 29,858 Association School District 29,858 Association School District  

** When applicable: newly incorporated libraries only.

Charter Actions by Date (Newest First)
Charter Actions By Date Old (2020) New (2021)
Date Name Library
ID Code
Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area **Local Fiscal Year(FY)
12/14/2021 Starr Institute 3200135540 Rhinebeck/Dutchess Mid-Hudson Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 7,548 Association Town 7,548 Association Town  
12/14/2021 Hollwedel Memorial Public Library of Pavilion, NY 5200184985 Pavilion/Genesee Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Pavilion Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of trustees of 5 to 15, the current number being 7. Succeeds the Hollwedel Memorial Library. 2,495 Public Town 4,718 Public School District 7/1-6/30
11/16/2021 Stamford Village Library 2800126280 Stamford/Delaware Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 7 to 13 with the current number being nine; to change the name of the corporation to Stamford Library; to designate the service area to be the Stamford Central School District; and to add the IRS provision. 1,119 Association Village 2,710 Association School District  
11/16/2021 Newfane Public Library 5200404500 Newfane/Niagara Nioga Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 10,595 Public School District 10,595 Public School District  
10/19/2021 South Country Library 8000580590 Bellport/Suffolk Suffolk Cooperative Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 29,858 Association School District 29,858 Association School District  
9/14/2021 Roeliff Jansen Community Library Association 3200102960 Hillsdale/Columbia Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the name of the corporation to Roeliff Jansen Community Library; to state the library’s location shall be the town of Copake, county of Columbia, state of New York and that the principal office of the corporation shall be located at 9091 State Route 22, Hillsdale, New York 12529. 7,115 Association Town 7,115 Association Town  
9/14/2021 Caldwell-Lake George Library 7600633470 Lake George/Warren Southern Adirondack Charter Amendment Charter is amended to to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 with the current number being 9; and to designate trustee terms of three years. 3,515 Association Town 3,515 Association Town  
9/14/2021 Hadley-Luzerne Public Library 7600633490 Lake Luzerne/Warren Southern Adirondack Dissolution Charter of the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, a joint town public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Rockwell Falls Public Library, a school district public library. 5,395 Public Joint Town N/A N/A N/A  
7/12/2021 Osceola Public Library 5600234860 Osceola/Lewis North Country Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 229 Association Town 229 Association Town  
6/7/2021 Richmond Memorial Library 5200180480 Batavia/Genesee Nioga Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 19,073 Public School District 19,073 Public School District  
5/10/2021 Pioneer Library System   Canandaigua/Ontario Pioneer Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; to specify that no trustee shall hold office consecutively for more than three full year terms; and to state the principal office of the corporation is located in Canandaigua, New York. 309,251 Public Library System Other 309,251 Public Library System Other  
3/15/2021 Arkport Public Library   Arkport/Steuben Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Arkport Central School District; trustee terms of five years with a fixed number of 5 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 3,097 Public School District 7/1-6/30
2/8/2021 Bancroft Public Library 7600645820 Salem/
Washington
Southern Adirondack Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional Charter made absolute. 2,715 Public Town 2,715 Public Town  
1/11/2021 Jordanville Public Library 3600213330 Jordanville/
Herkimer
Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the Van Hornesville-Owen D Young Central School District; to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 15 trustees with the current number being five; to designate trustee terms of three years; to clarify that the trustees be elected by qualified voters of the Van Hornesville-Owen D Young Central School District; to state that vacancies due to cause other than expiration of term shall be filled by the board of trustees until the next election; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,624 Public School District 1,624 Public School District  
1/11/2021 Johnstown Public Library (City) 4000173310 Johnstown/
Fulton
Mohawk Valley Dissolution Charter of the Johnstown Public Library, a city public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Johnstown Public Library, a school district public library, serving the residents of the Johnstown City School District. 8,743 Public City N/A N/A N/A  
1/11/2021 Schoharie Free Library Association 4000545940 Schoharie/
Schoharie
Mohawk Valley Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Schoharie Central School District; and to add the IRS provision. 922 Association Village 6,725 Association School District  

** When applicable: newly incorporated libraries only.



NOTES:

  • The phrase ”IRS provision” refers to:  the IRS dissolution language necessary for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3.
  • The phrase “Commissioner of Education designation provision” refers to:  the designation of the Commissioner of Education as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

See also: Types of Libraries: A Comparison and New Public Library Districts 1999-present

Last Updated: January 21, 2022