We will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023 and Monday, January 1, 2024

Help us meet our goal to “Open at Opendore”.

We’re raising money to build a new library adjacent to Opendore in Sherwood. To meet new challenges, we’ve set up this campaign on Paypal with a goal of $50,000.

With your help, Hazard Library Association can reach this goal and continue the work we’ve set out to do in this campaign.

Please help if you can. Every donation makes a difference.

In case of winter weather on a Tuesday or Thursday:

If SCCS opening is delayed by 1 hour: No Story Hour, Library opens at 9 am

If SCCS opening is delayed by 2 hours or closed: No Story Hour, Library opens in the afternoon

If SCCS dismisses early or there are no afterschool activities: Library closes at 5 pm

In case of winter weather on a Saturday or SCCS vacations: A change in open hours will be determined by the Library Director and/or the Library Assistant.

Please check Hazard Library Facebook, channel 3, 5 and 9, or call 315-364-7975 for the daily information on closings.

We now have some COVID tests available courtesy of East Hill Medical Center. They ask that you report any positive results to the library for anonymous tracking of cases across the county.

We still have museum passes to borrow from the Sciencenter in Ithaca. Stop in any time to check one out.



You can see what we have added to our shelves during the past 6 months by visiting New Materials



We now have a donation box available if you would like to help us with our building expenses.

Stop in to find out about our plans to relocate the library to Opendore and to see our concept drawings.



Hazard Library is here to serve you!


  • Monday 9-1
  • Tuesday 9-1, 2-7  
  • Thursday 9-1, 2-7
  • Saturday 9-1    
We get deliveries of interlibrary loan books each Monday and Thursday afternoon.

Our next board meeting will be held on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at Opendore.  This is a change in date due to the holiday on our regular meeting night. All meetings are open to the public. The minutes of our prior meetings can be found here.

The book sale bins are available again at the southern end of the Old Emily Howland School building in Sherwood. Donations can be dropped off there at any time. Please DO NOT leave donations on the library porch or at the current elementary school building. Thank you for all your generosity.

Southern Cayuga Book Club

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Opendore.

Please e-mail us at librarian@hazardlibrary.org for information on how to join us. All are invited and new members are always welcome.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1st. We will be discussing “This is how it Always is” by Laurie Frankel.

Reading Selections 2023


Preschool Story Hour

Story Hour meets each Tuesday at 9:30 AM when SCCS is in session.  All children who have not yet entered kindergarten and their caregivers are invited to join us.

Our first day of Story Hour for the 2023-2024 school year is on Tuesday, September 12.

Please call 315-364-7975 for more information and to let us know you are coming.

                                                                    Health Care Navigator @ Hazard Library

  • Do you need health insurance?
  • Do you need help using the NY State of Health Marketplace?
  • Do you have questions about your health insurance?
You can call 315-255-1703 x159 if you would like to speak to a Health Care Navigator to assist you with your health insurance.

   Please contact the library for more information or to make an appointment to speak with them.