About the library
Lee-Whedon Memorial Library is a school district public library, permanently chartered by the State of New York in 1962. Original funding for the library was provided in 1928 by Mr. William U. Lee through a trust fund managed by his daughter, Mary Lee Whedon.
The library is chartered to serve the Medina Central School District, but in fact, serves all of Orleans County. As part of the NIOGA library system we share services with libraries in Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee Counties.
Approximately 85% of our funding comes from a library tax based on the school district boundaries. The remaining 15% comes from library fines, State and County aid, and various grants, donations, bequests, and memorials.
Public libraries are legally considered limited public forums. This means that a public library is only obligated to permit the public to exercise rights for the purpose of receiving or accessing information, online resources, and programming. The library has the right to regulate all activities conducted on library property based on established policies.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees consists of five members, each serving a 5 year term. The Board is responsible for ensuring the financial stability and security of the library. They own the library building and land. Anyone wishing to contact the Board can send mail by post, addressed to them at the library’s address.
Current Trustees are:
- President: David Schwert – term ending 5/2022
- Vice President: Stephen O’Dea – term ending 5/2026
- Isabella Mark – term ending 5/2023
- Cynthia Kiebala – term ending 5/2025
- Kathleen Boice – term ending 5/2024
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Quiet Room, except for the May meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Annual Meeting at 7:00 pm. If the library is closed on the second Monday we will generally reschedule the meeting for the following Monday. Check our calendar for exact dates.
2021 Board Meetings
May 10 – In Person meetings resumed.
Lee-Whedon has five full-time staff members and six part-time staff, all of whom play an integral part in the growth and structure of our library. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions, or concerns. This email is monitored by the Director and Assistant Director.
- Kristine Mostyn – Director, Librarian
- Samantha C. – Assistant Director, Librarian
- Sharon K. – Accounting Clerk / IT
- Kelsie W. – Children’s Services
- Lisa P. – Technical Services
- Megan B. – Library Aide
- Joy C. – Library Aide
- Jessica K. – Library Aide
- Darlene S. – Library Aide
- Susy S. – Library Aide
- Marna G. – Page