Board of Trustees and Staff Members

Yates Community Library is chartered by the Education Department of the State of New York as an Association Library.  The Library Board consists of between five and nine Trustees who are elected by the Association for three-year terms during the Annual Meeting conducted in March.  Members of the library’s service area are welcome to attend and participate in this meeting as members of the Association.

Among other roles, the library’s Trustees are responsible for monitoring the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the Library, appointing a Library Director, and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short-and long-range plans for the Library’s future growth and development.

Yates Community Library’s Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. All decisions regarding the library are a matter of public record. The Board reserves the right to executive sessions within its public meetings, observed in accordance with NYS Public Officers Law (Article 7, Open Meetings Law).


Trustees as of May 18, 2021:

  • President: Thomas Wenhold
  • Vice President: Gail Foss
  • Secretary: Virginia Hughes
  • Treasurer: James Watson
  • Trustees:
    • Herbert Bohnet
    • Kathleen Sillick
    • Marlie Miller

Library Director: Emily Cebula

The Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Library. The public is welcome.

Correspondence may be addressed to any Trustee at:
P. O. Box 485
Lyndonville, NY 14098.

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Yates Community Library

Yates Community Library

15 North Main Street,
PO Box 485
Lyndonville, NY 14098
phone: 585-765-9041
fax: 585-765-9527

Library Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10AM-8PM
Wednesday: closed
Friday: 10AM-5PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Closed Saturdays in July & August