Magnificent Seven- NY Libraries Embrace Sustainability


The New York Library Association’s Sustainability Initiative has chosen seven libraries to take part in its first cohort of Community Change Agents. Participating libraries will collaborate with local stakeholders to create economically sound, socially just, and environmentally responsible communities. The selected libraries and their community partners will identify and address a community challenge during the course of the program.

“We’re making an investment in New York libraries that will help to demonstrate a library’s capacity to serve as conveners and leaders within the community ,” said Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of the New York Library Association. “This program will provide the building blocks for public libraries to contribute to the sustainability of their communities.”

The seven libraries participating are:

  1. Ahira Hall Public Library (Brocton, NY)
  2. Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge, NY)
  3. Comsewogue Public Library (Port Jefferson Station, NY)
  4. Dunkirk Public Library (Dunkirk, NY)
  5. Mechanicville District Public Library (Mechanicville, NY)
  6. Rochester Public Library (Rochester, NY)
  7. sSouth Huntington Public Library (Huntington Station, NY)

This program is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Public Library Systems Directors Organization of New York State (PULISDO); the Leadership & Management Section and Public Library Section of the New York Library Association (PLS); Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS); Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA); Sandpebble Project Management; Rochester Regional Library Council


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