Concord Public Library

Concord Public Library

18 Chapel St.
Springville, NY 14141
United States

Fax: 716-592-0399
Jennifer Morris, Director

The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord was built in 1994 and is located in beautiful downtown Springville and faces historic Fiddlers Green Park. Chapel Street is located off Main Street (Route 39) in the Village of Springville. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

There are 8 Public Computers and 6 public laptops with free Internet Access and Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Ancestry.com and numerous databases. Printing is available at 10 cents per page for black & white and 25 cents per page for color copies. There are also 3 children’s computers available and 2 scanners.

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the library. To learn more, click this link "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Our meeting room as well as our display case are available for non-profit, public use.  Please give us a call for more information. Meeting room capacity is 35. Click here for the Hulbert Library Meeting Room Rules of Use.

Copy machine services are available at the prices listed below:

15 cents per copy for 8 1/2 x 11

30 cents per copy for 8 1/2 x 14

Public fax services are available through FaxScan24.  The first page is $1.75 with a cost of an additional dollar per page.  

Fax cards are available for purchase.

The Concord Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Concord Public Library

Click here for printable January Calendar!

+++WEEKLY PROGRAMS+++

All of our programs are free and open to all!

Tuesday's 

Drop-in Computer Help - 4:00-5:30 pm  Stop in with your questions about email, ebooks, using the internet and more! 

Wednesday's 

Social Services Assistance 12-7 pm (through May 6th)  Receive assistance with apply for social services programs such as SNAP, heating bills, WIC, and more. No registration necessary - first come, first served.

Wednesday LEGO Book Club for Kids - 4:30-5:30 pm (beginning January 8th) Join the library's weekly read aloud book club for kids 6-12. ​No pre-reading required! Join us for a fun hour of big kid stories and a LEGO's!.No registration necessary. 

Thursday's

Alphabet Storytime 10:30 am - 11:15 am  Join Miss Karyn every Thursday morning for an alphabet adventure!. This is geared towards preschoolers but all are welcome to join us. No registration necessary.

SPCA Paws for Love - Read to a Dog! - 3:30-4:30 pm Come practice reading aloud to Gracie, a SPCA therapy dog. for ages 4 and up. No registration necessary.

Teen Game Lab - 4-6 pm Drop by from 4-6 pm to play some board games from our collection or bring your own!. No registration necessary.

+++MONTHLY PROGRAMS+++

Concord Public Library’s Last Tuesday Book Club  Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Copies available at the library. Join us!

  • January 28th Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • February 25thGilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • March 31st The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • April 28th  The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • May 26th Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  • June 30th The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and  Assassination at the 1901  Worlds Fair by Margaret Creighton
  • July 28th Still Life by Louise Penny
  • September 29th A Painted House by John Grisham
  • October 27th Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis
  • November 24th The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • December 29th The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Dad & Me Storytime (last Saturday of the month at 11am) Dads (grandpas, uncles, and other father figures!) are invited to join us for stories read by a local dad or community member followed by a fun craft with Miss Karyn!. Recommended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome to join us (Mom's too!). Dad and Me is held the last Saturday of the month at 11am. 

 

+++FEBRUARY SPECIAL PROGRAMS+++

All library programs are free and open to everyone!

  • Saturday February 1st 11am - Take Your Child to the Library Day! Join us for stories and a visit from a Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy. This is a fun educational program for the whole family. No registration necessary. Free and open to everyone!​​​​​​
  • Saturday February 1st -Thursday February 13th - Valentine Card Making Station. Stop by and make a valentine for someone special. All materials provided. 
  • Tuesday February 4th 1-3 pm - Computer Class: Family History Research with Ancestry Library. An introduction to tracing your family's roots with Ancestry Library - a database available at any BECPL location.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Skill level: AdvancedRegistration is required - call or stop by the library to register 716-592-7742.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Tuesday February 18th 4-5 pm. Kids Code Time! Join us during school break for a fun hour of coding games and activities. For ages 6 and up. No registration necessary. 
  • Wednesday February 19th 3-4 pm - Kids Winter Break Time Fun! Join us in our meeting room for games, activities and crafts!. For ages 6 and up. No registration necessary. 
  • Tuesday February 25th 1 pm - Last Tuesday Book Club. This month's read is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson -who will be visiting Buffalo on Wednesday March 18th as part of Just Buffalo's Babel Series https://www.justbuffalo.org/event/babel-marilynne-robinson-2020-03-18/   Join us! Copies available at the library.
    • In her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Gilead, Marilynne Robinson offers readers an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel “as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering.” Gilead tells the story of America and will break your heart.
  • Saturday February 29th 11 am - Dad & Me Storytime - Dads (grandpas, uncles, and other father figures!) are invited to join us for stories read by a local dad or community member followed by a fun craft with Miss Karyn!. Recommended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome to join us (Mom's too!). Dad and Me is held the last Saturday of the month at 11am. 

 

Concord Public Library Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

Dr. Susan Fischbeck - President
Stephanie Bacon - Vice President
Susan Putney - Treasurer
Robert Adler - Secretary 
Pamela Bartkowski 
Mary O'Reilly 
Diane Bookhagen 
Geoffrey G. Gorsuch

BECOME A LIBRARY TRUSTEE!
Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries in our community! Interested? Contact Jennifer Morris, Library Director at 716-592-7742. 


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Board Meeting Schedule - all meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 9am in the library's meeting room and are open to everyone. 

  • January 2nd
  • February 6th
  • March 5th
  • April 2nd
  • May 7th
  • June 4th
  • July -no meeting
  • August-no meeting
  • September 3rd
  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


Bylaws 

HULBERT LIBRARY OF THE TOWN OF CONCORD BY-LAWS 

18 CHAPEL STREET, SPRINGVILLE NY 14141

 

ARTICLE I. TENURE OF THE OFFICE OF TRUSTEES

1.    The Board of Trustees (hereafter the Board) of the HULBERT LIBRARY of the Town of Concord (hereafter HLTC) shall consist of no less than 5, but no more than 11, members each serving a term of five years.  A member will be appointed or reappointed at the expiration of the term (or in the event of a vacancy) by the elected members of the Concord Town Board following submission of the name of the nominee by the HLTC Board. (See Art.I, Sec.2.)

2.    To fill an impending vacancy, a Nominating Committee of Board members shall be appointed by the President two months prior to expiration of the term. In the event of an unforeseen vacancy, said Committee may be appointed at the next regular Board meeting.

3.    The majority of the Board must be residents of the Town of Concord.

ARTICLE II. OFFICERS

1.    The officers of the Board shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer elected annually by a majority vote of the members of the Board at the January meeting.

2.    Duties of the officers:

a.            The President shall preside at all meetings, and shall execute on behalf of the HLTC any and all business which is authorized by the Board. The President shall be a member of all Standing and Special Committees.

b.            The Vice-President shall act as president in the absence or disability of the President or when the Board shall so direct.

c.             The Secretary shall direct the sending of notice of meetings of the Board, record its transactions and conduct its correspondence.

d.            The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receiving, recording, disbursing and the keeping and maintaining of accurate records of the funds and documents in the private treasury of the HLTC.

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS

1.    Regular meetings shall be held monthly on the first Thursday (holidays excluded), unless expressly designated otherwise at the immediately previous monthly meeting. Meeting time shall be 9:00 AM unless established for another time at the previous meeting. The Library Director shall, under the direction of the Secretary, have published notices of meetings in the SPRINGVILLE JOURNAL, post the same notice on the main entrance door of the library one week prior to the meeting, and enter upcoming meetings into the library’s Evanced calendar found on the library’s webpage (http://www.buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/concord).

2.    Special meetings shall be held at the call of the President and two trustees, all trustees having been notified; notice of said meeting to be posted on the main entrance door of the library.

3.    All meetings other than executive sessions shall be open to the general public.

4.    A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum. In the event of a lack of a quorum at a regular monthly meeting, approval for the payment of Bills may be authorized by the President or his designated-officer.

5.    Proceedings shall be conducted in the manner usual in deliberative bodies.

a.            Roberts’ Rules of Order will be the parliamentary authority.

b.            The "ayes” and "nays” on any vote shall be entered on the minutes at the request of any Board member present.

6.    The order of business shall be as follows:

a.            Call to order: time and attendance recorded

b.            Secretary’s Report

c.             Treasurer Report

d.            Approval of Bills

e.            Library Improvements  

f.             Report on Committee Work performed by the Library Director

g.            Town Board Report

h.            Correspondence

i.              Director’s Report

j.             Old Business

k.            New Business   

l.              Set next meeting date

m.           Adjournment

ARTICLE IV.COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES

1.    The following standing committees and vacancies on the committees shall be appointed by the President, subject to approval by the majority of the Board:

a.            Finance and Budget.

b.            Personnel and Public Relations.

c.             Building and Grounds.

d.            Planning.

e.            Private Funds.

f.             Book.

2.    Special committees may be appointed by the President, subject to approval by the Board, to carry out specific tasks.

3.    All committees shall report their progress at the appropriate time(s).

ARTICLE V. DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY

1.    The Director of the Library (hereafter Librarian) shall be appointed by a majority of the Board to serve at the pleasure of the Board. The librarian shall be responsible for the proper performance of the duties of a librarian, prudent expenditure of funds allocated to library operation, and the supervision of personnel employed by the Board.

2.    The Librarian shall be professionally qualified to serve as Director in accordance with the regulations of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (hereafter BECPL), and those of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

3.    The librarian shall attend the regular monthly meetings of the Board, and report to the Board at the scheduled time on the regular agenda, as well as respond on all matters pertaining to the operation of the library, as required by the Board.

ARTICLE VI. THE CONTRACT AND BUDGET

1.    Annually the Board shall convene to consider the contract agreement between the HLTC and the BECPL. If the contract provisions are satisfactory, the President shall sign said contract and return the specified copies to the proper library division, retaining one for library records.

2.    Annually the Librarian of the HLTC shall prepare a list for the Board to be presented to the Town Board for consideration and approval for the funding of materials and/or equipment not requested in the HLTC’s budget request to the BECPL.

ARTICLE VII. MINUTES

1.    It shall be the responsibility of the Secretary to see that legible minutes of all meetings be recorded, save executive sessions, and that said minutes be kept bound in a permanent notebook and available to the general public upon request.

ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS

1.    By-Laws may be changed or repealed, or new by-laws made only by a majority vote of the Board and only after prior consideration of the matter and an announcement that the vote is to take place at a specified Board meeting.

ARTICLE IX. MINIMUM STANDARDS

1.    In providing quality public library service to the citizens of the Town of Concord, the HLTC shall strive to meet or exceed the minimum standards and levels of excellence proposed by the Committee on Minimum Public Library Standards for New York State; said standards having been established and approved in 1989 by the New York State Board of Regents.

ARTICLE X. STANDARDS OF COMPLIANCE

1.    HLTC shall comply with the following:

a.            Local, state and federal laws.

b.            Library Bill of Rights.

c.             Free access to the library for minors:
                                an interpretation of the Library Bill of Right.

d.            Freedom to Read Statement.

e.            Freedom to View Statement

f.             New York Open Government Law.

g.            Copyright laws.

h.            Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records.

i.              New York Library Association Policy Statement on Due Process.

j.             Security of employment in the library.

k.            Equal Employment Opportunity Act of L972, Public Law 92-261, 86 Statute 103.

 

ARTICLE XI. INDEMNIFICATION

ARTICLE XII. DISSOLUTION

1.    In accordance with the fifth covenant in the Contract signed with the BECPL annually in December, the HLTC shall adhere to its agreement regarding the dissolution of a contract library.

Adopted March 1, 1990

Amended February 4, 1991, January 6, 1995, October 2, 2014, February 9, 2017 and June 1, 2017. 

 


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Strategic Plan