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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.

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: Isabella Mark – term ending 5/2023
  • Vice President: Cynthia Kiebala – term ending 5/2020
  • Stephen O’Dea – term ending 5/2021
  • David Schwert – term ending 5/2022
  • Belinda Conners – 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. 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.

Library staff

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 info@medinalibrary.org with any comments, questions, or concerns. This email is monitored by the Director and Assistant Director.

  • Catherine Cooper – Director, Librarian
  • Kristine Mostyn – Assistant Director, Librarian
  • Sharon Kleinhans – Accounting Clerk / IT
  • Suzanne McAllister, “Mrs. Mack” – Children’s Services
  • Lisa Pritchard – Technical Services
  • Joy Cameron – Library Aide
  • Samantha Covis – Library Aide
  • Tricia Mumau – Library Aide
  • Susy Schultz – Library Aide
  • Kelsie Withey – Library Aide
  • Marna Grimes – Page
Board Minutes:

August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019

Library By-Laws

View our By-Laws.

Strategic Plan

2019-2024

Budget

2018-2019
2019-2020

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