Hazard Library is asking for an increase of $5,000 from the tax levy to offset general operational costs for running the library. Our library construction project is being funded by our capital campaign, NYS Library Construction Grants, and grants from other entities.

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.

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

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 however they will only be available until the end of May. Get them while you still can!



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, May 13 at 6:30 PM at Opendore.  . All meetings are open to the public. The minutes of our prior meetings can be found here.

The book sale bins are now available for collecting donations. They are located at the end of the old Emily Howland Elementary School building in Sherwood. Our sale will run daily from Sat, July 27 through Sat, August 10 (bag sale).

Southern Cayuga Book Club

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. We will be meeting at Aurora Free Library from January through May this year.

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, May 1, 2024. We will be discussing “Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America” by Heather Cox Richardson.

Reading Selections 2024


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.