Last chance to Speak Up!


The Board of Library Trustees wants to hear from you, Batavia! Library district residents are encouraged to attend the final session of “Speak Up! Engage. Envision. Energize” and to share their thoughts on the future of the Library during these sessions.


“It's important to us (Library board) that we provide services that meet the community's needs," said Board President Andrew Deitchman. "To do that, we need and want to hear from library district residents.” 


“The Board of Library Trustees wants to hear from as many people as possible, said Library Director George H. Scheetz. “We want residents to hear what other residents are saying. Information gathered from the workshops will serve as the basis for a community-wide collaborative vision that will inform the decisions for future Batavia Public Library programs and services.”


The final community engagement session will be held at Batavia high school on Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm.



Meet the Team 


Facilitating Team Leaders

Kathryn Hubbard

Daniel Russo


Community Members  

Mazher Ahmed

Abby Beck

Carl Dinwiddie

Ellen Huxtable

Michele Martzel

Buzz Miller

Shirley Mott

Hannah Nickelson

Christine Olsen

Father Mike Rasicci


Library Members

George H. Scheetz, Library Director

Jo Ann Smith, Library Trustee

Shelby Cunningham

Mary Fee

Pat Leonard

Lou Tice

Joanne Zillman















Session 1


Your Library Today Video

Executive Summary


Session 2


Focus on the Future: Trends in Libraries Video

Executive Summary


Session 3


Stewards of the Public’s Investment Video

Executive Summary


Session 4

Did We Hear You Correctly? Video


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