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Regents-Approved Library Charter Actions: 2023

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

Charter Actions by System

Date Name Library ID Code Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area **Local Fiscal Year (FY)
6/13/2023 Brooklyn Public Library 0400300000 Brooklyn/
Kings
Brooklyn Public Library Petition for Merger Brooklyn Public Library and The Brooklyn Historical Society merged; surviving corporation is Brooklyn Public Library. Merger specifies a range of 38 to 51 trustees. 2,504,700 Association County 2,504,700 Association County N/A
10/17/2023 Ripley Public Library 1200065590 Ripley/
Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter. 1,934 Public School District 1,934 Public School District N/A
9/12/2023 Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library 2000092075 Ellenburg/
Clinton
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 1,842 Association Town 1,842 Association Town N/A
10/17/2023 Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, New York 2400564900 Ovid/
Seneca
Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the towns of Ovid, Romulus, and Varick; and to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 6,050 Association Other 7,706 Association Other N/A
2/14/2023 Hazard Library Association 2400055250 Poplar Ridge/
Cayuga
Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Towns of Venice, Scipio and Genoa; to designate trustee terms of 3 years; and to add the IRS provision. 1,236 Association Town 4,582 Association Other N/A
12/12/2023 William B. Ogden Free Library 2800126730 Walton/
Delaware
Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Walton Central School District; Trustee terms of four years with a range of 5-11, current number being 11; to state that the trustees be elected and appointed by the board; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 2,885 Association Village 6,470 Association School District N/A
9/12/2023 Philmont Public Library 3200105090 Philmont/
Columbia
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 11 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,377 Public Village 1,377 Public Village N/A
9/12/2023 Starr Institute 3200135540 Rhinebeck/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Petition for Merger and Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Star Institute and Starr Institute, Inc. merged; surviving corporation is Starr Institute and provisional charter made absolute. Merger specifies a range of 9 to 11 trustees with the current number being nine and trustee terms of three years. 7,596 Association Town 7,596 Association Town N/A
6/13/2023 Vernon Public Library 3600416650 Vernon/
Oneida
Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 7 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,177 Association Village 1,177 Association Village N/A
7/17/2023 Corfu Public Library 5200181560 Corfu/
Genesee
Nioga Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional charter made absolute. 6,853 Public School District 6,853 Public School District N/A
12/12/2023 Haxton Memorial Public Library 5200184720 Oakfield/
Genesee
Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5. Succeeds the Haxton Memorial Library. 3,145 Public Town 5,068 Public School District 7/1-6/30
12/12/2023 Hollwedel Memorial Library 5200184985 Pavilion/
Genesee
Nioga Dissolution Charter of the Hollwedel Memorial Library, a town public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Hollwedel Memorial Public Library of Pavilion, NY which was granted a provisional charter on December 14, 2021 as a school district public library serving the Pavilion Central School District. 2,495 Public Town N/A N/A N/A N/A
10/17/2023 Badenhausen Public Library Brasher Falls/
St. Lawrence
North Country Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Brasher Falls Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 5,857 Public School District 7/1-6/30
2/14/2023 Naples Library 6400434330 Naples/
Ontario
OWWL Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 5,176 Public School District 5,176 Public School District N/A
10/17/2023 Town of Gainesville Public Library 6400676110 Silver Springs/
Wyoming
OWWL Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the town of Gainesville; to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the IRS provision. 2,009 Public Town 2,009 Public Town N/A
11/14/2023 Roscoe Free Library 7200595670 Roscoe/
Sullivan
Ramapo Catskill 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. 1,772 Association School District 1,772 Association School District
12/12/2023 Colonial Library 7800025560 Richburg/
Allegany
Southern Tier Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Richburg and portion of of the Bolivar-Richburg Central School District within the towns of Wirt, Clarksville, Cuba, and Friendship; Trustee range of 5-11, current number being 7; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,164 Association Other 1,594 Association Other N/A
6/13/2023 Mabel D. Blodgett Memorial Library N/A Rushville/
Yates
Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new municipal public library is established to serve the residents of the Village of Rushville; trustee terms of five years with a fixed number of 5 trustees with the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 651 Public Village N/A
12/12/2023 Middlesex Public Library Middlesex/
Yates
Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new municipal public library is established to serve the residents of the town of Middlesex; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 1,377 Public Town N/A
12/12/2023 Whitesville Public Library 7800027100 Whitesville/
Allegany
Southern Tier Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the Whitesville Central School District; to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,093 Public School District 1,093 Public School District N/A
11/14/2023 Berlin Free Town Library 8400490640 Berlin/
Rensselaer
Upper Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the town of Berlin; to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 11 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,808 Association Town 1,808 Association Town N/A
11/14/2023 Guilderland Public Library 8400012700 Guilderland/
Albany
Upper Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 37,989 Public School District 37,989 Public School District N/A
3/14/2023 The Princeton Library in New York N/A New York City/
New York
N/A Dissolution Charter of the Princeton Library in New York, a chartered library located at the Princeton Club of New York in the City of New York, is dissolved. Board of Regents recommend the distribution of the corporation’s assets to Princeton University. N/A Other Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Charter Actions by Date

Date Name Library ID Code Community/
County
System Action Detail *Pre-Charter Action Population Type Area *Current Population Type Area **Local Fiscal Year (FY)
12/12/2023 Colonial Library 7800025560 Richburg/
Allegany
Southern Tier Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Village of Richburg and portion of of the Bolivar-Richburg Central School District within the towns of Wirt, Clarksville, Cuba, and Friendship; Trustee range of 5-11, current number being 7; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,164 Association Other 1,594 Association Other N/A
12/12/2023 Haxton Memorial Public Library 5200184720 Oakfield/
Genesee
Nioga Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5. Succeeds the Haxton Memorial Library. 3,145 Public Town 5,068 Public School District 7/1-6/30
12/12/2023 Hollwedel Memorial Library 5200184985 Pavilion/
Genesee
Nioga Dissolution Charter of the Hollwedel Memorial Library, a town public library, is dissolved and the Library's assets are transferred to the Hollwedel Memorial Public Library of Pavilion, NY which was granted a provisional charter on December 14, 2021 as a school district public library serving the Pavilion Central School District. 2,495 Public Town N/A N/A N/A N/A
12/12/2023 Middlesex Public Library Middlesex/
Yates
Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new municipal public library is established to serve the residents of the town of Middlesex; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 9 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 1,377 Public Town N/A
12/12/2023 William B. Ogden Free Library 2800126730 Walton/
Delaware
Four County Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the Walton Central School District; Trustee terms of four years with a range of 5-11, current number being 11; to state that the trustees be elected and appointed by the board; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 2,885 Association Village 6,470 Association School District N/A
12/12/2023 Whitesville Public Library 7800027100 Whitesville/
Allegany
Southern Tier Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the Whitesville Central School District; to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the IRS and Commissioner of Education designation provisions. 1,093 Public School District 1,093 Public School District N/A
11/14/2023 Berlin Free Town Library 8400490640 Berlin/
Rensselaer
Upper Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be the town of Berlin; to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 11 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,808 Association Town 1,808 Association Town N/A
11/14/2023 Guilderland Public Library 8400012700 Guilderland/
Albany
Upper Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 37,989 Public School District 37,989 Public School District N/A
11/14/2023 Roscoe Free Library 7200595670 Roscoe/
Sullivan
Ramapo Catskill 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. 1,772 Association School District 1,772 Association School District
10/17/2023 Badenhausen Public Library Brasher Falls/
St. Lawrence
North Country Provisional Charter A new school district public library is established to serve the residents of the Brasher Falls Central School District; trustee terms of three years with a range of 5 to 15 trustees, the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 5,857 Public School District 7/1-6/30
10/17/2023 Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, New York 2400564900 Ovid/
Seneca
Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the towns of Ovid, Romulus, and Varick; and to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 6,050 Association Other 7,706 Association Other N/A
10/17/2023 Ripley Public Library 1200065590 Ripley/
Chautauqua
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter. 1,934 Public School District 1,934 Public School District N/A
10/17/2023 Town of Gainesville Public Library 6400676110 Silver Springs/
Wyoming
OWWL Charter Amendment Charter is amended to clarify the service area to be the town of Gainesville; to change the trustee term length from five years to three years; and to add the IRS provision. 2,009 Public Town 2,009 Public Town N/A
9/12/2023 Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library 2000092075 Ellenburg/
Clinton
Clinton-Essex-Franklin Extension of Provisional Charter To extend provisional charter 1,842 Association Town 1,842 Association Town N/A
9/12/2023 Philmont Public Library 3200105090 Philmont/
Columbia
Mid-Hudson Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 11 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,377 Public Village 1,377 Public Village N/A
9/12/2023 Starr Institute 3200135540 Rhinebeck/
Dutchess
Mid-Hudson Petition for Merger and Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Star Institute and Starr Institute, Inc. merged; surviving corporation is Starr Institute and provisional charter made absolute. Merger specifies a range of 9 to 11 trustees with the current number being nine and trustee terms of three years. 7,596 Association Town 7,596 Association Town N/A
7/17/2023 Corfu Public Library 5200181560 Corfu/
Genesee
Nioga Absolute Charter to Replace Provisional Charter Provisional charter made absolute. 6,853 Public School District 6,853 Public School District N/A
6/13/2023 Brooklyn Public Library 0400300000 Brooklyn/
Kings
Brooklyn Public Library Petition for Merger Brooklyn Public Library and The Brooklyn Historical Society merged; surviving corporation is Brooklyn Public Library. Merger specifies a range of 38 to 51 trustees. 2,504,700 Association County 2,504,700 Association County N/A
6/13/2023 Mabel D. Blodgett Memorial Library N/A Rushville/
Yates
Southern Tier Provisional Charter A new municipal public library is established to serve the residents of the Village of Rushville; trustee terms of five years with a fixed number of 5 trustees with the current number being 5. N/A N/A N/A 651 Public Village N/A
6/13/2023 Vernon Public Library 3600416650 Vernon/
Oneida
Mid York Charter Amendment Charter is amended to specify a range of trustees of 5 to 7 with the current number being seven; and to add the IRS provision. 1,177 Association Village 1,177 Association Village N/A
3/14/2023 The Princeton Library in New York N/A New York City/
New York
N/A Dissolution Charter of the Princeton Library in New York, a chartered library located at the Princeton Club of New York in the City of New York, is dissolved. Board of Regents recommend the distribution of the corporation’s assets to Princeton University. N/A Other Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
2/14/2023 Hazard Library Association 2400055250 Poplar Ridge/
Cayuga
Finger Lakes Charter Amendment Charter is amended to designate the service area to be coterminous with the Towns of Venice, Scipio and Genoa; to designate trustee terms of 3 years; and to add the IRS provision. 1,236 Association Town 4,582 Association Other N/A
2/14/2023 Naples Library 6400434330 Naples/
Ontario
OWWL Charter Amendment Charter is amended to change the trustee term length from five years to three years. 5,176 Public School District 5,176 Public School District N/A

** When applicable: newly incorporated libraries only.

Footnotes

  • 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.
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