The 2020 Census is here!

Participation in the census is critial – government services and representation are based upon population.  Make sure you’re counted! 

Patrons can expect to receive census postcards mid-March. To complete the census online, visit the official website at

Children are one of the most undercounted groups! Resources are available on the Census Bureau website ( but also check out the resources available here: or

Report to the Community

Every year I provide a Report to the Community. As a local resident who pays her taxes diligently, I find it helpful to see how my tax dollars are being spent. Libraries are public institutions and are therefore supported by public monies, and I’m pleased to share a short report each year highlighting a few exciting changes that took place during the year as well as detail how our budget is used.

For anyone who would like a printed copy of the Report to the Community, one will be made available at the main circulation desk upon the library’s reopening. Until then, please enjoy this digital copy.

A Note from Master Gardener Josephine Swanson

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County Master Gardeners are pleased to share some online materials, information on distance learning online courses  and general information websites. 

At this time, we are not able to share free seeds because of necessary closure of public spaces.  But we all can Garden On ! and enjoy the outdoors while practicing social distancing.

Stay Well and Be Safe.


Distance Learning Courses

Lists  online courses  including one on organic gardening beginning April 1.

Garden Guidance
Has links to: Trouble-Shooting, Food Gardening, Lawns and Landscapes, Pollinator Protection, Composting, Healthy Soils, Gardening in a Warming World, Invasive Species and Site Design.


2020 Cornell University Selected List of  Vegetable Varieties

Tips for  Indoor Seed Starting

First Seeding and Transplant Dates for New York State (developed by  Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County)

 Spacing and Expected Yield for Vegetable Gardening in New York State