Public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 3 at the library.

A public hearing on the 2018-2019 budget for the Penn Yan Public Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 3 at the library. There will be a special meeting of the voters of the Penn Yan Central School District to consider a proposition to adopt the upcoming budget Tuesday, April 10. Voting will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The proposition authorizes the library board of trustees to expend the sum of $687,089, which was set in the budget for 2018-19.

Kristen Flynn-Comstock and Martha Roberts are running for two open trustee seats on the Penn Yan Public Library Board of Trustees.

Kristen Flynn-Comstock has served on the Penn Yan Public Library Board of Trustees since 2005 and has been involved with the renovations of the Carnegie Building, the 1982 addition, and most recently the grounds. She lives in Penn Yan’s Historic District with her husband, three children and several rescued pets. She and her family are avid library users.

Kristen loves living in the Penn Yan community, especially dining at local restaurants, shopping at the Penn Yan Farmer’s Market and visiting local festivals. She is an educator and advocate for literacy and inclusion. Kristen sees Penn Yan Public Library as a tremendous resource for our community and supports its mission.

Martha (Marty) Roberts, a Bellona area resident, has served on the board since 2006. She has lived in the Finger Lakes area – Ithaca, Geneva, and now Bellona – most of her life and has always been a library user, for school, for work, and for pleasure. In terms of books, her favorite items to borrow from the library are murder mysteries; in terms of DVDs, her favorite items to borrow are BBC dramas and mysteries.

Marty has a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from Cornell University. She also has a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Syracuse’s Maxwell School.

She is an attorney at Legal Assistance of Western New York Inc., a non-profit law firm, providing legal assistance to primarily low-income people in certain civil matters. She has been at LAWNY since 1986.

Marty is interested in continuing to serve on the Board to allow her to remain involved in issues surrounding the building, its collections, and staff. She would like to try to help maintain the Penn Yan Public Library as one of the treasures of the area.