Dormann Library

Serving the Bath Community Since 1869.

Welcome to the Dormann Library

Temporary Library Hours
(With Limited Services Available)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
12:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

We will be CLOSING EARLY at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and Wednesday December 23.  We will be CLOSED on November 26, December 24, 25 & 31, and January 1.

Phone: 607-776-4613
Fax: 607-776-6693
email: Bath@stls.org

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New Director Comes to Dormann Library!

When one story ends, a new one begins.  The Dormann Library knows that well.  It has seen a  lot of change over its history – a new building, new technology, new partnerships – and it continues to keep evolving.

This Summer, the Dormann Library said good-bye to Carol Berry in the role of the Director of the library.  Carol had held that position for seventeen years and helped the library with developing access to public computers and Wi-Fi, adding the Chapters Café and overseeing the addition of  our new musical playground.  She is off to new challenges and left with much appreciation and respect for her work in getting the Dormann Library to where it is now.

It is with much excitement that we begin a new chapter in the story of the Dormann Library.   After months of searching, it seems that the best candidate was right under our noses all along!  At their regular monthly meeting on October 20, 2020, the Dormann Library Board of Trutees officially appointed LeighAnn Rumsey as the library’s new Director.

Many of you might know LeighAnn, as she is a long time Bath resident and Haverling High School graduate.  LeighAnn and her family have long been a part of our local community and she is currently serving as the Vice  President of the Haverling Alumni Association (Go Rams!).

With her Masters in Library Science from Mansfield University and her Bachelors in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo, LeighAnn will  be able to lead us into whatever the future holds.  Board President, Laura Bronson, stated,”LeighAnn  brings not only experiences in public and school library systems, but also a commitment of community service and passion for the greater Bath region.  Her combination of experience and community service is exactly what the Board of Trustees were looking for when selecting a new leader for the future.”

LeighAnn is excited to be renewing old partnerships and forging new relationships as she settles into her position.  Don’t be surprised if she starts asking what kinds of services you want the Dormann Library to be providing in addition to all the programs that it already does.  As a forward thinking Director, LeighAnn has made it her goal to take the library to the next level and make our community proud!

Message from Dormann Library

It has come to our attention that many folks in the community are not aware that the Dormann Library is back open for business. We are offering modified hours and services and a few things have changed.

All library returns must be placed in the book drop prior to entering the library in observance of our quarantine procedures. Items are taking longer to discharge because they are quarantined for 96 hours before being placed back on the shelves. We would be happy to look into renewing your items over the phone, but we ask that you do not bring them to the library with you.

The current hours at the Dormann Library are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be open from noon to 7:00pm.  While we prefer that our patrons make an appointment to use the library, we will do our best to accommodate walk-ins. Every one entering the library needs to wear a mask. We are still offering Curbside Pickup service for library materials for those who prefer a no contact experience.

Access to public computers will be limited due to social distancing guidelines. We are still offering printing, copying, faxing, and scanning services to our patrons.

The Dormann Empire (Conference) Room is not currently available for use by outside groups.

The Book Barn at the Dormann Library is also now open daily for business on the following days and times: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:00am to 3:00pm and on Tuesday & Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm.  We are using a “Pay as You Please” system and will be accepting a goodwill donation for the items that you select.

We are not accepting any donations of books or other materials at this time, so whatever you take home with you, please do not bring back when you are finished!

Please contact the library if you have any questions. Appointments can be made by calling the Dormann Library at 607-776-4613.


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We have been serving the village of Bath, New York and surrounding areas, since 1869, when the first Bath Library Association was formed.  Over the years we’ve grown, from our first building (the Magee House) to our new home, the Dormann Library which is  located at 101 W Morris St, Bath, NY 14810.

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Dormann Library is a member of the Southern Tier Library System.

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