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Located on the corner of Perine & Main Streets, the Dansville Library has allowed for generations of Dansville residents and visitors have come through the doors their doors for books, educational opportunities, films and more. the Library continues to remain a vital community resource dedicated to providing a gathering place for residents to explore, meet, learn and to relax. The original library building was built by Joshua Shepard in 1824. In 1924, the Shepard grandchildren donated the house for use as Dansville Public Library.


The Dansville Public Library held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Saturday, November 6, 2010 to allow for renovations and expansion after acquiring the . The plan for expansion began 10 years prior with the opening of the expanded library occurring in November 2012. the primary goals of the construction and renovation projects were to provide new services and offer opportunities to young readers. Funding for the new addition was been obtained from a variety of sources including private donations to the 'Where Knowledge Grows' Campaign; state library construction grants; capital reserve funds; 


and construction loans from Community Bank, N.A. and USDA Rural Development and ARRA funds. The Library continues to serve well over 10,000 people from Dansville and the surrounding towns and villages. Additionally, they have annual circulations in excess of 70,000.


Library Details

Monday through Friday: 10 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed



200 Main Street, Dansville




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 The Dansville Public Library in the News


"Dansville Library Receives $5,000 Pledge From Lions Club"
The gift is part of the Club’s $25,000 pledge to the library’s capital campaign, “Where Knowledge Grows.”
Mar 10, 2013

"Ceremony Marks Success"
Dansville Public Library commemorates new wing. Zoom ... and grand opening ceremony for its 

$3 million renovation and expansion project.
May 10, 2012

"Shepard Memorial at Dansville Library Open to Public"
The first floor of the Shepard Memorial building opened to the public Monday as, almost entirely, the Dansville Public Library’s new children’s wing.
Jan 12, 2012

"Dansville Readies New Library Annex"
Renovation is almost complete at the Dansville Public Library's Shepard building.
Jan 6, 2012 

"Public Libraries Awarded $14 Million for Construction Grants"
May 31, 2011