The Skaneateles Library is an association library incorporated on October 20, 1877 and first chartered by the New York State Education Department on April 20, 2009.
There are four types of libraries in New York (association, municipal, school district and special district libraries). Library type depends on how the library was established, which in turn dictates how it is governed and able to raise funds.
The library board is composed of community members who volunteer their time and skills to ensure the future of the library. The main functions of the board are to set library policies, maintain the financial health of the library and uphold the library’s mission.