2015 Election

This year's vote will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 11 am - 8 pm.  Polls will be located at the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Absentee ballots are available.  Complete and return the Absentee Ballot Application to receive an Absentee Ballot.

In addition to to the election of trustees, the following proposition will be voted on:
"Shall the sum of $276,321 be levied and collected yearly as a tax upon the taxable real property within the Gloversville Enlarged School District to support library services provided for the benefit and free use on equal terms of all the residents of the School District?”


Merry Dunn Brown
Pat(ricia) Donovan
Wanda Prew
Bios available here

Library Trustee openings

As a public library the 9 trustees that govern the Library are elected by voters in our service area.  The election is held the first Tuesday in May each year.

Candidates for the board must 1. reside in the Gloversville Enlarged School District, 2. be over 18 years of age, 3. file a petition  with the Library that contains with 25 signatures of registered votes.

The most important qualification is a strong and genuine belief in public libraries and their mission in the community as centers for information and referral, recreation, and lifelong education.  A candidate must also be willing to devote appropriate time and effort to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.

This year we have 3 seats opening up.  Two (2) 5-year terms and one (1) 2 year term.  Candidates with the most number of votes will receive the 5-year terms.  The candidate with the 3rd most votes will receive the 2-year term.

Trustee packet
Trustee petition - (8.5 x 14" legal paper)
Packets and petitions are also available at the Library.

Tours of the Library are available.

Many have seen the restored main lobby and the newly installed windows, but how many can say they’ve seen the 110-year-old boiler?

The first floor of the library is always open to all, but now we want you to see all three floors. We want you to see the spaces where the planned new children’s library and the teen room will be. We want you to reminisce and to imagine what the library could be if all three and half floors are accessible. We want you to take a tour.

We even have official tour guides. Merry Brown and Patty Franco have guided over forty people through the library showing them what the capital campaign hopes to accomplish. They’ve given tours to local officials, administrators, Friends and alumni, state and federal politicians including Assemblyman Butler, Senator Farley, former Congressman Owens, and Congresswoman Stefanik.  It was after a tour of the library following a tour of Gloversville that Richard Russo agreed to be the Honorary Chair of the capital campaign.

But you don’t have to be famous or influential to take a tour. Tours are for those who want to see our community revitalized, who appreciate the history and architecture of the library, and who want to see why the capital campaign is a necessity. Tours are for you.

To arrange a tour call Cathy Ellis, Office Manager of the campaign office, at 725-2819.