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Annual Reports 2020: 1 General Library Info

General Library Information

Much of part 1 is general library information that does not change, including some information that is locked from being changed. Should you have questions, referring back to your previous year's annual report may help.


  • 1.37 - 1.44 Library Director/Manager - If your library director. manager has changed, 1.37 - 1.44 will be affected.
  • 1.46 Library Budget Subject to Vote - If you are one of the 13 libraries that went out on the ballot for funding in 2020, please see the 1.47 box below for more info.
  • 1.49 Unusual Circumstances - Since every library was impacted by the pandemic, DLD wants you to note unusual circumstances other than the pandemic. More details below. (updated 12/14/20)
  • UPDATE: DLD has removed the question "Is the library a member of the New York State and Local Retirement System?

1.47 - 1.49 Ballot and Contractual Funding

This section is not hard, but we do have some libraries occasionally forget to answer their ballot information. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your consultant. 

1.46 Library Budget Subject to Vote (Calendar Year 2020) If you went out on the school or municipal ballot this past year (even if you were unsuccessful), you will have some additional questions to answer. Not sure? Below is our list of libraries who went out in 2020

Library Vote  Increase  Yes     No      Success Rate
Canton Free Library (CAN)       $16,946 1307    416     78%
Cape Vincent Community Library (CAV)    $7,500  353     129     73%
Carthage Free Library (CAR)     $5,000  1345    350     79%
Depauville Free Library (DEP)   $9,500  353     129     73%
East Hounsfield Free Library (EHO)      $8,000  354     156     69%
Flower Memorial Library (WAT)   $75,000 2622    906     74%
Hammond Free Library (HAM)      $2,000  261     121     68%
Hawn Memorial Library (CLA)     $7,500  353     129     73%
Hay Memorial Library (SAH)      $8,000  354     156     69%
Lyme Free Library (CHA) $5,980  452     176     72%
Massena Public Library (MAS) 
Morristown Public Library (MTN) $16,451 368     211     64%
Sally Ploof Hunter Mem. Library (BLR)   $2,500  1345    350     79%


1.47 Library Budget Subject to Vote (prior year) - Answer this If you've received ballot money in the past, and over 50 of our 65 libraries have! If you have questions about this, your report from last year can usually help you answer the related questions. Please make sure it reflects any new ballot funding from the prior year (answered in last year's 1.47)

1.48 Contractual Agreement - Does the library have a contractual agreement ... to provide library services to an area not served by a chartered library? The vast majority of libraries will answer no to this. However, looking at your answer from last year may help you confirm that if needed.

1.49 Report of Unusual Circumstances. The pandemic drastically affected every library and their reported statistics. DLD does not want you to report Covid-19 as an unusual circumstance, answer this question regarding unusual circumstances OTHER than Covid-19. That could include heavy weeding, a fire, flood, etc. Libraries should add a note if services were impacted by circumstances in addition to Covid-19. (Updated 12/14/20)