DCL Memory Book

Tell Us Your DCL Story!

A moment, a memory, an accomplishment, an inspiration


We invite you to tell us how the DCL has made a difference in your life or the lives of your family members.  Whether we’ve helped you earn a degree, get a better job, instilled the love of learning in your children, or been a source of inspiration and enrichment throughout your life, we want to hear your story!

To participate, please let us know! Stop by or call the Library at (315) 446-3578.

We also hope to include brief video interviews on our web site Memory Book.  If you are interested, please indicate that in your message.




""DCL opened in the ShoppingTown strip mall when I was around ten. It first stocked its shelves with books that people donated.

"I was a mystery buff at an early age. I was so excited to find out that Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books were in the collection. At the time of these books were not accepted reading so other local libraries did not have them. You had to buy them from the store. This great find continued my love for reading.

"Since then DCL has always been in tune with getting materials that the public has wanted.

"Going from a small volunteer library to a very busy place with the latest in technology; what a wonderful transition!!!"

-Nancy Ridley



""I began taking college courses as an adult, while working full-time and caring for the children. I didn't have the time to spend in the college library since I commuted to Oswego State after work. An hour drive both ways left no time to stay. The DCL became my respite.

"The DeWitt Community Library was a great source of materials for my studies. the inter-library loan system was used to procure so many books and videos that I needed for my course work. I found the staff to be so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Claudia! The invaluable benefits I received throughout my life as a reader, parent, college student, and teacher are incalculable."  Read More

-Pat Kolceski



""DCL was housed in a strip mall in 1970, when we moved here. Over the years, my children enjoyed story hours, computer classes and other activities in the library. Most recently, I've been part of a Writer's Group. It continues to be a valuable part of this community."

-Victoria Underwoood



""The Dewitt Library gave my life definition when I needed it: from knitting class with friendly people to Brian Abbott's unique Mystery Parties (his entire creation! including refreshments, themes & more) and your great & attractive location in ShoppingTown! Thank you, all the pleasant & helpful staff and librarians at DeWitt Library!

"Your lecture and music series are really tip top! I've learned a lot through your many lecturers. (It's difficult to find good speakers for a fine lecture series--I know, since I've done it!) ...I also like the 'sales' area by the front door where one can buy ...books, cassettes, CDs, etc. for a small sum. Your Newsletter on-line is sensational: colorful, easy to use, inviting. Your public relations and publicity are out-of-sight!"

-Pam Poulin



""My memories of the DeWitt Community Library start in 1979 when my husband, Ron, and I moved to DeWitt and signed up for our library cards.

"Sometime during the 1980s I can remember coming into the library, wearing old clothes with a bunch of other ill-dressed members of the DeWitt Welcome Wagon, all ready to wield paint brushes to give a fresh look to some of the library walls. We left leaving very happy to have made a meaningful contribution to our library. Alas, the Welcome Wagon is no more but our library is still providing us with unlimited entertainment and education--my favorite being the cookbooks and mystery novels."

-June Bomberger






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