Town of
Oneida County, NY

Westmoreland Reading Center
Reading Center in Westmoreland, 12/20/2005

Westmoreland Reading Center

Tamara Aylesworth, Library Clerk

P.O.Box 310
Reading Center/ Historical Society, 50 Station Road
Westmoreland , NY 13490
315-853-8001 Ext. 5
In the fall of 1985, Edward Morris, Supervisor for the Town of Westmoreland, contracted with William Hasanauer, director of the Mid-York Library System, to service a Reading Center in the new Town Hall. A room 18'x 24' was designated for use by the Reading Center. Previously, the Mid-York Library System Bookmobile made stops in town. January 15, 1986, was the grand opening with 800 books on loan from Mid-York. Cynthia Barns was appointed Senior Library Clerk and served until 1990. At that time, Riley A. McFadden was appointed Senior Library Clerk, and continues to serve in this position at the present time. With the Town's guidance and funding, Mid-York's dedicated service, and the enthusiatic community support, the Reading Center soon outgrew its original location. Through efforts of the Town Supervisor, Hubert Pritchard, and the Town Board, ground breaking began in July 1999, for a new 35'x 80' Reading Center and Historical Society Building, just north of the Town Hall at 50 Station Road. On October 21, 1999, the big move began. Volunteers included the Town Highway Department employees, high school students, including the football team, library volunteers and patrons of all ages. By the afternoon of October 22, 1999 all the books were moved and the Reading Center was ready for business. At present,(January, 2012) the Reading Center owns more than 15,000 books, an assortment of DVD's and video tapes, local history files and genealogy material. At the present time the Reading Center in connected to the "WORLD WIDE WEB" with online computors.
This is a reading center, that offers some of the same services as a library. Our Reading Center is a part of Mid-York Library Systems and can order books from other libraries sent to our site, to allow Westmoreland patrons access to any of Mid-York's collections. We also have video tapes and Talking Books that can be taken out on loan. The Reading Center is on-line with several computors.

Hours of Operation:
Mon., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Tues., 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM., Wed., 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Thurs., 12:00 PM - 3:00; Friday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.