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About The Library - VC Library Association


On February 22, 2016 at the annual association meeting of the Valley Cottage Free Library Association the following amendments to the bylaws were passed:

Article 3, Membership, changed from: Any resident of the Library’s chartered service area who is 18 years of age may become a voting member by paying the annual dues established in the bylaws to: An Association member shall be any registered voter residing in the Library's chartered service area. Association members shall have the right to vote on all matters put forward for deliberation and vote at any duly constituted Association meeting.

The fiscal year shall be the calendar year.
(This eliminates the original language which read: The Annual Dues for Membership shall be $5.00 per year. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year.)

Notices of meetings. The official newspaper of the Valley Cottage Free Library Association shall be designated annually by the Board of Trustees. A notice of every meeting of the members of the Association, stating the purpose therefore, the time and place therefore, shall be published in the official newspaper and posted on the Library bulletin board at least thirteen (13), and not more than twenty (20) days prior to the meeting. At special meetings, only business stated in the call for that meeting may then be transacted.

Article 3, Trustees, Section 2, now reads:
The election of a trustee or trustees shall be held during the Annual Meeting each year. The nomination for these trustees must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Board no later than December 31st prior to the Annual Meeting.

About the Valley Cottage Library Association

From our modest beginning in 1959 in a one room storefront on Old Lake Road to our present home nestled among a few acres of woods and lovely gardens on Route 303, Valley Cottage Library has continued to grow as a vital and important community resource. As an association library, we are a not-for-profit educational corporation supported for by the public and administered by a seven member executive board of trustees. Any Valley Cottage resident, 18 years or older and a registered voter may be a member of the Association.

Association membership gives you the ability to play an active role in the continuing development of this important neighborhood institution. Members attend the annual meeting each January and are eligible to run for any open trustee positions on the board and to vote on the operating budget prepared by the board.

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