Keene Valley Library Association

Keene Valley Library Association

Keene Valley, NY 12943
Tax ID14-1409842

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About this organization






Operating a public library for the benefit of Keene Valley, Essex County, New York


Keene Valley Library is a small rural library in the heart of the Adirondacks. Our library has two program services - Library Services and Archives Services.LIBRARY SERVICES PROGRAM: The Library Services staff consists of the Library Director and four part-time employees. We have 1,606 registered borrowers, both residents and nonresidents, adults and juveniles, who made 13,603 visits in 2015. We are open three days a week for ten months a year and six days a week during July and August. There are 18,368 items in our collection, and we borrow extensively through interlibrary loans from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System and other libraries in the region. We circulated 8,554 items in 2015 and offered access to 19 databases and downloadable audiobooks through the Library System. Patrons can borrow audiobooks and ebooks through a download program. We also serve as the library for the local school, adding another 1800 visits each year. We participate in the New York State Summer Reading Program. Internet service is available during library hours on five public access terminals and individual patrons' laptops, tablets and smartphones. We had 145 programs during the year including eight summer lectures about art, local history, natural history and other topics of interest to the community. We offer book discussions, host a meditation group as a well as a Robotics club. Various lectures and readings are also given during the year. We have just completed a three month renovation project. We stabilized the foundation of our 130 year old building, insulated the building, installed a new boiler and put in radiant heat in two rooms. The children's room has been completely redone. Our patrons are delighted with the upgrade.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The filing sets forth the mission of the non-profit as “The keene valley library's mission is to connect people to ideas, experiences, information, and the community in a comfortable, welcoming setting. we strive to do this through providing adults and children with a collection of current and relevant books, other media, and local adirondack historical resources; preserving an inviting and lively cultural center for community events; and evolving as our community grows and technology advances.”.

When detailing its responsibilities, they were listed as: “Operating a public library for the benefit of keene valley, essex county, new york”.

  • The state in which the non-profit is legally permitted to operate is NY.
  • The address of the non-profit for 2020 according to the filing is 1796 State Route 73 P O Box 86, Keene Valley, NY, 12943.
  • The number of employees reported by the non-profit on their form as of 2020 is 12.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is $526,474.
  • The organization has 13 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1893.
  • The organization pays $81,886 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $2,323 in fundraising expenses.

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