About the Library


Mission and Goals

Goal 1: The Baldwinsville Public Library will provide community residents of all ages with a Library Staff, skilled and updated regularly in current technology. 

Goal 2:  The Baldwinsville Public Library will build a partnership with Baldwinsville School District Personnel. 

Goal 3: The Baldwinsville Public Library will be seen as an integral part of the Baldwinsville Community 


A Brief History of the Baldwinsville Public Library

Fall of 1946: the Baldwinsville Travelers Club formed a library committee to investigate establishing a library in the village.

January 6, 1948: The library opened its doors for the first time in two rooms of the old trolley station, at 10 East Genesee Street, that served as the Lysander Town Building.

February of 1953: The Friends of the Library was organized as the result of committee initiative of the Baldwinsville Travelers Club.

November 13, 1956: The library opened in a renovated house located at 17 Charlotte Street. The library continued to grow and flourish in its new home.

1961: the Onondaga Library System (now the Onondaga County Public Library System) was organized. Membership in this system allowed the Baldwinsville Library to cooperate and share services with other libraries. This included having one library card good at all member libraries. OCPL membership facilitated interlibrary loan, cataloging, printing, and consultant services from the system headquarters.

May 7, 1974: The voters of Baldwinsville approved a proposal to become a school district public library.

1975: The library moved to the former Woolworth’s at 43 Oswego Street. Over the years the library became a central component of life in the Baldwinsville community.

Fall of 1993: A public referendum was overwhelmingly passed for construction of a new facility.

October 29, 1995: An exciting day as over 2,500 people participated in the Grand Opening of the new library at 33 East Genesee Street.

For more information, read A Brief History of the Baldwinsville Library.