About Our Library

geneseeIn 1985 a “dream came true” when the first public library opened in Genesee. First Citizens National Bank donated its old bank building in to the Genesee Township to be use as a public library.

Genesee Township Supervisors appointed Arleta Butler, Dee Smith, Gary King, Myra Crippen, Linda Chamberlain, Nancy Reiman and Teresa Palmatier to serve as members of the library board. With the help of County Librarian Laurie Shear and the Potter-Tioga Library system the library held its first open house on June 29, 1985 as part of Genesee Old Home Day.

In the summer of 2015, we celebrated our 30th anniversary!

Genesee Area Library Statement of Purpose

The members of the Genesee Area Library Board of Trustees see the purpose of this library as that of being of service to the community in response to a variety of needs.

  • First, we are a cultural institution, being a repository of history, art, music and literature.
  • Second, we are most certainly an educational institution, offering research facilities, career centers, computer centers and parenting resources.
  • Third, we provide recreational materials at all levels through books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.
  • Finally we offer these opportunities to young and old, rich and poor – equally and conveniently. We are here to be a clearing house for information in this information-obsessed age, and provide a bridge into the technical challenges of the twenty-first century.

Genesee Area library is a member of the Potter-Tioga Library System

Our Services:

  • POWER library : more information
  • Books for the whole family
  • Books on CD
  • Books to download and listen or read
  • Public Internet Access & Microsoft Office
  • Interlibrary Loan – from other libraries
  • Magazines for all ages
  • Copier and Fax service
  • DVDs
  • Used Books