The Next Library Board Meeting

The next Library Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Friday, May 6th at 6:30 pm at the library. The public is welcome to attend.


Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library
6064 South Main Street PO Box 69
13145-0069 Sandy Creek , NY
United States
Phone: 315-387-3732
Fax: 315-387-2005
43° 38' 37.5972" N, 76° 5' 9.8772" W
New York US

School Ballot Information Session Video

Due to a bulk mailing issue the brochures for our Information Session were delivered a day late! We understand that many of our patrons and community members were disappointed and we still want to share the important information with you and our community! Please help us share this Informational Meeting Video. And thank you for your understanding!

To view the video, please click the link below:

School Ballot Information

The Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library and the Cogswell Free Library have not been on the school ballot since 2003.  Thus, both libraries are going on the Sandy Creek Central School District ballot on May 17, 2016, for a $30,000 increase in funding.  This increase in funding would greatly aid in our rising operating costs as well as increase our programming and materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) budget. 

With additional funding, the Cogswell Free Library plans to increase its hours, update its equipment, and add programming.

With more funding, the Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library plans to increase its programming budget by 75% and its materials budget by 86%, bringing the materials budget to the standard recommended percentage of 10% of the total library budget.  Currently, our materials budget only makes up 1.4% of the total library budget.  Therefore, we need your support! Please VOTE!

Our current annual funding from the school ballot:

Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library: $12,000

Cogswell Free Library: $8,000

Current Total: $20,000

The increase in funding we propose:

Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library: $35,000 ($23,000 increase)

Cogswell Free Library: $15,000 ($7,000 increase)

Proposed Total: $50,000

$50,000 (current amount of $20,000 + the additional taxation of $30,000) per year in funding for the Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library and the Cogswell Free Library would cost a person with a $1,000 property assessment approx. 12 cents per year.

A person with a $100,000 property assessment would cost approx. $12.00 per year.

There will be a public information session at the Ainsworth Memorial Library on Monday, April 11th at 7:00 pm for a presentation on the school ballot and to address any questions, comments, or concerns.

Seeking Local Artists & Crafters

We are seeking local artists and crafters for our arts & crafts show on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm outside the Ainsworth Memorial Library.  It's $10.00 for a 10x10 space (you get to keep all the proceeds) and you will have to provide your own tent, tables, chairs. We are also asking vendors to donate one item for our raffle. Spaces are limited.
Some examples of artists/crafters/vendors we're looking for:
-Tie-dye makers
-Food vendors (baked goods, chicken BBQ, hotdogs, hamburgers, etc)
-Pottery makers
If interested, please call us at 387-3732 or email us at

LEGO Fun Day

Lego Fun Day is held every third Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the library. 

Have fun building and creating with LEGOS provided by the library and listen to a LEGO story.  A new theme every month!

For children ages 4-12.

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by a grown-up.

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