Dutton S. Peterson Coronavirus Closure

The Dutton S. Peterson Library will follow the Schuyler County Health Department’s instructions and the Governor’s NYS on Pause guidelines relating to the Coronavirus state of emergency and will be closed beginning March 17th. Reopening date is yet to be determined. Officials will continue to monitor this situation, so keep an eye on this page for schedule changes.

Monthly Board Meeting Notice:
Tuesday, June 9th, 12:30 PM
The Library Board of Trustees will conduct this meeting via Zoom as the library is presently observing NYS quarantine guidance. Please email us at: parkerj@stls.org to obtain meeting call-in information to attend board meeting proceedings in real time.

Applications for library Director position no longer being accepted

The library’s Board of Trustees would like to thank all of the extraordinarily qualified applicants for our Director position. Watch this space for an upcoming announcement about our new director who will begin their service on June 1st.

Check out our Digital Collections!


Find our Overdrive Collection here: https://stls.overdrive.com/

overdrive libby app

You may also access the Overdrive Collection through the Libby app! Learn more here: https://meet.libbyapp.com/


Find downloadable audiobooks & magazines here: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony/service/magazines/landing?

freegal music

Stream and download music for free! Service available through June 30, 2020. Find Freegal here: https://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/homes/index

Book Barn News!

Friday, November 1st is the last day of this season for regular book barn hours. We would like to thank everyone who stopped by this spring, summer and fall and purchased books! If you get a in a bind and need to find a quality book for a bargain price, stop by the library and “weather permitting” we will open the book barn for you. We do still have a good selection and books make great holiday gifts!! 

We would also like to say thank you to those folks who made book donations. Your donations help us keep our book barn selection “new” (to us) and interesting. For the next several months we are no longer accepting donations of books, as we use the winter and early spring months to weed out and organize! If you have a book or two to donate, that is fine — but please, no multiple bagged or boxed donations again until spring (ah…spring!!) Thanks again!