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Loretto "Lorrie" Hosley smiles as she holds up her 2013 Library Trustee of the Year Award bestowed on her by the Southern Adirondack Library System. (Photo submitted)


Hosley is library Trustee of the Year

Monday, May 26, 2014 - Updated: 8:12 AM

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A long-time advocate and supporter of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library, Loretto "Lorrie" Hosley, was presented with the Southern Adirondack Library System's 2013 Library Trustee of the Year Award Monday, May 19.

The honor was bestowed during SALS' 56th Annual Meeting at the Excelsior in Saratoga Springs.

Hosley has been a trustee of the CVW Long Lake Public Library since 2001. Prior to that, she was part of a small, enthusiastic group that wanted to ensure the continuation of library services in Long Lake when the Bookmobile service was discontinued and formed a municipal town library.

She advocated to raise funds for the NYS Construction Grant project match and secured a large endowment from Mary Lou Whitney.

Hosley then worked to secure stable funding by becoming a school district public library. That happened in 2011, necessitating a new charter. She is the only trustee from the previous board who is still serving.

She has been a constant, steady force with her history and knowledge and has turned the Long Lake Library into the "Little Engine That Could."


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